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Gruff Rhys Journeys Into The 'American Interior'

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Super Furry Animals frontman's new multimedia project explores the improbable and fantastic history of his 18th-century ancestor, John Evans. Oh, and there are unicorns.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.

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Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest African-Americans at a higher rate than it arrests other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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After Injury, Tony Little Told Himself: 'You Can Do It!'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The muscle man with the ponytail was once on track to become Mr. America. But a car accident shattered Tony Little's hopes of competing. Just when he hit rock bottom, he got a life-changing idea.

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'Madagascar' Director Polishes His Penguin Voice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Tom McGrath, an executive producer of Penguins of Madagascar who also co-directed the first three films in the franchise, says he came to voice the part of the penguin Skipper kind of by accident.

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Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.

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For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols.

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Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.

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Lost — Then Found — Along The Border, Objects Become Art

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A photographer's journey along the U.S.-Mexico border turned up dramatic images of lost possessions. Those found items were later made into instruments that sound just like that desolate landscape.

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After Backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie Gets New Set Of Skills

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it.

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Obama's Step-Grandmother Continues Educating Young Kenyans

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Canadian musician leaves the singing of his songs to karaoke stars around the world, and instead goes for hits by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Code Breaker Alan Turing Was A Puzzle Himself

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game, as the British mathematician who helped break German codes. "It's a war thriller, it's a love story and a tragic testament to a genius wronged," he says.

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'If We Left, They Wouldn't Have Nobody'

Friday, November 21, 2014

When an assisted living home closed in California, many residents were still there with nowhere to go. But a cook and a janitor stayed, without pay, and took care of them.

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Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Rep. Labrador On Immigration Action: 'This Is Illegal'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Republican from Idaho says actions like the one the president will take on immigration tonight "make our country less strong."

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'Redeployment,' 'Age Of Ambition' Win National Book Awards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The veteran-penned short story collection and the nonfiction look at modern China and its citizens joined youth literature winner Brown Girl Dreaming and poetry winner Faithful and Virtuous Night.

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Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

Monday, November 17, 2014

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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In A Dutch Town, A Glowing Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

Monday, November 17, 2014

A modern artist installed a high-tech brick path that glows in the starry night, an homage to one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.

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Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

Monday, November 17, 2014

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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