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Back To Walley World: The Griswolds Go On 'Vacation' Again

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The movie's co-director says the goal wasn't to remake the National Lampoon film, but rather "to bring it to the next generation." Rusty, the son from the '80s classic, is now in the driver's seat.

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A Navajo Speaker Says The Language Connects Her With Her Culture

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Navajo Nation voters decided this week that their tribal presidents should not be required to speak fluent Navajo. One 23-year-old, a fluent Navajo speaker, disagrees.

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Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The project uses audio recordings of old computers at Bletchley Park, home of Britain's decoding effort during World War II, in a series of musical compositions.

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In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.

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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

Saturday, July 25, 2015

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.

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'Almost Another Dead Black Male': Remembering A Traffic Stop That Got Ugly

Friday, July 24, 2015

In this StoryCorps video, Alex Landau, who is black, recalls what happened after cops pulled him over one night: blows to his face that took 45 stitches to close up, and a gun held to his head.

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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Friday, July 24, 2015

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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The Teen Who Didn't Make It — And The Nurses He Moved Along The Way

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman worked as flight nurses for years. But it's the memory of one patient in particular, and his mom, that reminds them daily: "We're taking care of somebody's family."

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A Return To Ragas: Family Matters For Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For her latest album, Home, Shankar has returned to the classical training she'd absorbed from her father, the late Ravi Shankar.

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A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Waves are not stationary objects in nature. They're not diamonds or roses or something that you just look at," says New Yorker journalist William Finnegan. His new memoir is called Barbarian Days.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

Monday, July 20, 2015

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.

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PETA Says Undercover SeaWorld Employee Posed As Animal Rights Activist

Sunday, July 19, 2015

PETA says one of its supporters in California was actually a SeaWorld "agent" who infiltrated its activist network and tried to "incite illegal ... activity." SeaWorld has suspended the employee.

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Written Then, Heard Now: Reimagining Old Texts Through Global Songs

Sunday, July 19, 2015

KPFK's Betto Arcos spins four time-traveling songs that repurpose old texts — including an Iraqi poem and a folk song from Communist Albania — by setting them to modern music from around the world.

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Written In Spanish About Belgium By A Colombian, 'It Feels American'

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nearly 15 years after his story collection was published in Spanish, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. He explains the book's patchwork provenance.

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Pastor's Daughter Taps Into The 'Spicy Stuff' To Help Save Marriages

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DiShan Washington, former wife of a pastor, is a writer of what she calls "Christian erotica." She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to help Christians approach sex with a more open mind.

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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Saturday, July 18, 2015

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.

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Leaving Los Angeles: Rickie Lee Jones Turns A Decade Into An Album

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans.

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

Saturday, July 18, 2015

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.

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Former Hostage: Under Deal, Iran Has Less Incentive To Hold Americans

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.

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