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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.

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Remembering Biggie Smalls And 'Ready To Die' 20 Years Later

Friday, September 12, 2014

The writer dream hampton knew the rapper personally, and sat in on the studio sessions for his debut album.

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ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What's In A Name?

Friday, September 12, 2014

The disparities in naming are partly because of translation difficulties, and partly a sign of a propaganda war. The group calls itself the Islamic State; the Obama administration goes with ISIL.

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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

Friday, September 12, 2014

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.

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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Explores An American Family's Demons

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.

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Nepal Struggles To Help Villages Washed Away In Floods

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thousands of families are living in schools, empty buildings and open fields after massive flooding. Although there's money to help, many are still without food, water and a dry place to sleep.

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A Sad End For A Beloved Kitten

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Peat the kitten had become the face of the Glenturret Distillery in Scotland. He died this week, apparently after being hit by a car.

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Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead Shopping Malls

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What happens when shopping malls die? Often they're turning into medical centers, churches, schools and universities and new suburban downtowns.

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With Prince In Your Corner, It's Good To Be KING

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

They may have the endorsement of the Purple One, but the women of the R&B group KING have made a point of handling their own affairs. The trio speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about its debut album.

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Exclusive First Read: Caitlin Moran's 'How To Build A Girl'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Read an exclusive excerpt of Caitlin Moran's rollicking new autobiographical novel about a girl who, after a terrible embarrassment, reinvents herself as a hard-drinking, wild-living music critic.

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More Than Half Of U.S. Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new Audubon report shows how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American bird species by the end of the century. Bald eagles, loons and orioles are among those facing major threats.

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9 Ridiculously Cute Underwater Puppies (You're Welcome)

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Seth Casteel explains the logistics of shooting his latest book: "I'm wearing a dog costume so that the dogs can feel like I'm one of the pack. ... Just kidding. ... I usually just wear a wet suit."

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Misty Copeland On Broadening 'Beauty' And Being Black In Ballet

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

In her new children's book, Firebird, Copeland seeks to inspire other young African-American dancers. "It's hard to be the one that stands out," she says.

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The Re-Education Of Robert Plant

Monday, September 08, 2014

Plant has spent the past half-decade exploring Americana and America itself, traveling through the U.S. and collaborating with roots musicians. Now 66, he's just hoping to stay unpredictable.

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Fact Meets Fiction In Tale Of A Slave, Explorer And Survivor

Sunday, September 07, 2014

A Moroccan slave named Estebanico was one of only four men to survive a 1528 expedition to America from Spain. The Moor's Account, a fictional memoir by Laila Lalami, tells the story through his eyes.

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How Dolph Lundgren Went From Chemical Engineer To Action Star

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Before he was Ivan Drago or He-Man, Lundgren was just another 6-foot-5-inch Swede with a black belt in karate and a degree in chemical engineering — who turned down a scholarship to MIT for showbiz.

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Some Veterans Find Peace Thanks To Scuba Gear, Quiet Waters

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For war veterans on two separate coasts, scuba diving provides relief from physical injuries and PTSD. "It's so beautiful again," says one. "You forget everything that's above that water."

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Ryan Adams Rips It Up, Starts Again

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The prolific songwriter's new self-titled album has the sound of an artist in thrall to making music on his own terms. NPR's Arun Rath visits him at his studio in Hollywood.

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'What If' There Were An Entire Book Devoted To Absurd Hypotheticals?

Sunday, September 07, 2014

In a new book, Randall Munroe — creator of the web comic xkcd and a former NASA roboticist — tackles pressing questions like What would happen if all of humanity jumped at once in Rhode Island?

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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

Saturday, September 06, 2014

A tank commander, a serial killer and a Mexican revolutionary wouldn't usually get to star in a Disney princess flick. But they do take the spotlight in a blog celebrating great women from history.

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