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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

Friday, August 08, 2014

In 1987, Mytokia Fair shot and killed her husband — before battered spouse syndrome was an admissible defense in Maryland. She served three years in prison before her 15-year sentence was commuted.

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Helen Mirren: Like Night Follows Day, Roles For Women Will Reflect Real Life

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Mirren stars as a French restaurant owner in The Hundred-Foot Journey, a film about food, family and the clash of cultures. She says during her first 20 years in film, sets were "very locker roomy."

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Your Waiter Wants You To Put Down Your Phone

Thursday, August 07, 2014

All the things customers do on phones — texting, tweeting, taking pictures, fussing with Wi-Fi passwords — slows down the process of being seated, ordering and paying the bill. And it's annoying.

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For NFL's Jason Taylor, Playing Through Pain Was Part Of The Game

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Taylor played through countless injuries, even one that kept him in a catheter on the field. But sitting out an injury "doesn't make you less of a man," he says — just a different type of competitor.

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Your Favorite Songs, Abridged

Thursday, August 07, 2014

A Top 40 radio station in Calgary, Alberta, is promising listeners "twice the music" — by cutting the length of its songs in half.

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Grandmother Finds Grandson, Abducted In Argentina's Dirty War

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Estela de Carlotto's grandson was taken as a baby when her daughter was a political prisoner in the 1970s. NPR's David Greene talks to writer Francisco Goldman, who has chronicled her struggle.

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Working And Dating In LA, Living To Sing The Tale

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome make up the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, whose simple, saucy songs about love and life as 30-something women have made their way to a scripted comedy on IFC.

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Ask Me Anything: Correspondent Emily Harris Discusses Gaza

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

For the past month, Harris has been covering the Israeli-Hamas battles in the Gaza Strip. She answered questions Wednesday in a Reddit Ask Me Anything.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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Tom Petty On Cheap Speakers And George Harrison

Monday, August 04, 2014

Petty says his new album, Hypnotic Eye, takes an observational look at the American dream: "I don't really take a side," he says. "I just invented characters that had their points of view."

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Magician Kenrick 'ICE' McDonald Sees The Light In The 'Dark Arts'

Monday, August 04, 2014

As the son of a preacher, McDonald often had to practice his magic tricks in secret while he was growing up. Now he's the first black president of the Society of American Magicians.

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Forgoing School To Pay The Bills

Monday, August 04, 2014

In one predominantly Latino neighborhood outside of Washington, D.C., young people are working instead of going to school at four times the national average.

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Getting Spooky With Spoon

Monday, August 04, 2014

They Want My Soul is the band's first album in four years. Singer Britt Daniel says the recording process often felt like being in a horror movie.

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First Listen: Bunji Garlin, 'Differentology'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Trinidadian soca star is ready to follow up on the success of his breakthrough single, "Differentology."

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Danny Trejo: From The Big House To The Big Screen

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Trejo is famous for playing rough, macho tough guys. A distinctive tattoo helped him get his first role, as a convict. He was perfect for the part: Before he was in movies, Trejo was in prison.

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Got A Girl: A Musical Match Made In Hollywood

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Dan Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met by chance while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The two struck up a friendship, and are now on the cusp of releasing their first album.

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Say Bye-Bye To A Beloved Kiddie Amusement Park

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Hoffman's Playland, one of a handful of kiddie parks left in the country, is getting ready to close after 62 years of merry-go-rounds, toddler trains and more pint-sized fun.

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Customer Dissatisfaction: The Fine Art Of The Funny Complaint

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Anthony Matthews is a master of the consumer complaint, writing and collecting some of the best letters to customer service. Two of his tips for success: use humor and write a real, hard-copy letter.

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Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, says that the debate over the value of a college education is hardly new.

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Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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