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Tests And Tales Of Becoming A U.S. Citizen

Friday, July 04, 2014

Swearing-in ceremonies for new citizens are traditional on Independence Day in America. What does U.S. citizenship mean to those who choose to naturalize?

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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

Friday, July 04, 2014

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.

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Passing The Torch: A Firefighter Dad's Legacy

Friday, July 04, 2014

When he was a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1990s, Dekalb Walcott III says all the kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. But not Dekalb. It was his dad, a fire chief, that he idolized.

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Reading The Declaration Of Independence: A Tradition Continues

Friday, July 04, 2014

More than 200 years ago Friday, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, changing the course of history. NPR marks the anniversary each year by reading the full document.

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Designing The Perfectly Architectural Ice Cream Sandwich

Friday, July 04, 2014

NPR's Renee Montagne visited Coolhaus Ice Cream Shop in Southern California to find out what architecture and frozen desserts have in common, and how to stack up a mean ice cream sandwich.

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Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

Thursday, July 03, 2014

When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.

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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Ask Me Anything: Mideast Correspondent Emily Harris Answers

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Just over a year ago, NPR's Emily Harris packed up and moved to Jerusalem. She covers Israel and the Palestinian territories, which means plenty of politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Youth joblessness remains remarkably high across the country, threatening long-term trouble for young people's career trajectories, earning potential and the overall health of the economy.

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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.

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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The show's creator, Derek Waters, is the first to admit that history can be pretty boring. But "if you can make someone laugh," he says, "you can secretly make them learn something."

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On Its Confident Debut, Phox Puts A Reluctant Voice Front And Center

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Phox frontwoman Monica Martin has an impeccable voice. But if it weren't for bandmate Matt Holmen and the rest of the Wisconsin band, it might have stayed hidden.

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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.

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IBM's Watson Is Out With Its Own Barbecue Sauce

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The supercomputer first showed off its intellectual prowess on Jeopardy. Now after analyzing a massive number of recipes, Watson has come up with its own sauce.

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Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution

Monday, June 30, 2014

The smiley face and heart icons popular in text messages predate today's smartphones. To trace their roots, you have to go back to Japan in the mid-1990s, when pagers were all the rage with teens.

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.

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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.

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For U.S. Vets, Iraq's Newest Conflict Awakens Complex Emotions

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In 2004, Jason Hansman was helping to rebuild Mosul with the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion. A decade later, he and other veterans are watching the cities where they served fall to Sunni militants.

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Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The singer, songwriter and super-producer joins NPR's Don Gonyea in-studio to discuss his new album, Invisible Hour, and perform a few songs live.

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