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On 'Wizard Wars,' Contestants Must Make Magic From The Mundane

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SyFy's new show has up-and-coming magicians compete for cash by creating illusions out of ordinary objects. Angela Funovits is a mentalist, a dermatologist โ€” and one of the show's expert "wizards."

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Medical Examiner: 'Staying Alive Is Mostly Common Sense'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Forget what CSI told you about the job: It's less about solving crimes and more about accidents. Judy Melinek hopes to paint a more accurate picture of the profession in her new book, Working Stiff.

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Smokey Robinson Sings The Hits, With A Few Good Friends

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The singer's career has spanned decades, but his style has remained sweet and loving. Hear Robinson discuss his latest album, a collection of star-studded duets, with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

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Kidnapped Russian Journalist: No One Is Paying Attention

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fatima Tlisova is a reporter from the North Caucasus region, one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists. In 2005, she says, she was abducted and tortured.

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More Than Just 'Somebody': Kimbra's New Groove

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Most listeners know Kimbra as the woman who crashes Gotye's pity party on the 2011 hit "Somebody That I Used To Know." The guest spot lent a pop-world boost to an eclectic career already in progress.

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For Benjamin Booker, A Missed Shot Became A Music Career

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The 25-year-old "punk blues" musician talks learning from religion and relationships, and how a professional rejection turned out to be a lucky break.

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On The Track, The 'First Lady' Of Audi Calls The Shots

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Leena Gade of Audi Sport oversees mechanics, engineers and drivers. In 2011, she became the first female race engineer to win the Le Mans.

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Behind A Twitter Campaign, A Multitude Of Stories

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag, featuring pointedly juxtaposed images of the same person, drew plenty of coverage this week. We wanted to hear more about some of the individuals in the photos.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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An Unlikely Psychologist-Patient Friendship Unfolds In 'The Story Hour'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thrity Umrigar's new novel is about two women with "a mystical connection." Lakshmi is stuck in a loveless marriage. Dr. Maggie Bose decides Lakshmi doesn't need a shrink โ€” she needs an escape.

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Ebola Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Outbreak?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The virus has been in the headlines since March, but both in Africa and the rest of the world, there's a lot of confusion. Take our Ebola quiz to see if you've kept up with all the twists and turns.

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Painting Her Songs In The Air, Imogen Heap Keeps Innovating

Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Grammy-winning songwriter has a Midas touch of sorts: Everything she touches turns to tech. Heap speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about her new album and the electronic gloves she used to make it.

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Navigating Nicaragua: A Lesson In Getting Lost

Saturday, August 16, 2014

If you are looking for the place where the streets have no names, then Nicaragua is it. Street names and addresses don't exist. But if you remember landmarks, you can make your way.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

Friday, August 15, 2014

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten by police when he was 19.

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Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rev. Willis Johnson's church is in the Missouri town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry teen protester was emotional for him.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNICEF predicts that Africa will have more than 4 billion people by 2100. Depending on how Africa's governments handle the upswing, that could mean a boom in the economy or a rise in mass poverty.

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Exclusive First Read: Jules Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Read an exclusive pre-publication excerpt of Jules Feiffer's first graphic novel, Kill My Mother. It's a classic noir tale with delightfully strong, flawed female leads and some modern plot twists.

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Author Explores Irony And Identity In 'A Chinaman's Chance'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eric Liu, a former presidential speech writer, addresses in his book how his American identity is "completely infused by [his] Chinese-ness."

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