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How To Ace A Debate? Ask The Pros Behind The Politicians

Saturday, December 19, 2015

When they take the debate stage, candidates must somehow walk a fine line between polish and authenticity — but how? Two people who train presidential hopefuls for a living break down how it's done.

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Why Are 'Hoverboards' Literally Catching Fire?

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Reports of the boards burning up have focused attention on shoddy lithium-ion batteries. While most devices with the batteries are made safely, precautions can be taken in choosing and using them.

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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

Friday, December 18, 2015

When Henry Jimenez left his family in Mexico for the U.S., he knew he'd miss them. He didn't know he'd meet a best friend: Akiva Johnson. Nowadays they stick together — "like magnets," Johnson says.

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You're Never Too Young To Be A 'Comeback Kid'

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Comedian John Mulaney is only 33, but he's already had an Emmy nomination and a failed sitcom — so he decided it would be amusingly on-the-nose to name his new Netflix special The Comeback Kid.

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Looking At Violence In America With A Financial Lens

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Health economist Ted Miller analyzes the financial toll of violence like mass shootings. He says the total cost of firearm injury in America is $235 billion a year.

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M.I.A.: 'How Can The West Turn People Away?'

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The London-born, Sri Lanka-raised artist has made a habit of crossing borders in her life and in her music. In her latest video, she wonders why those borders exist at all.

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The Psychology Of Radicalization: How Terrorist Groups Attract Young Followers

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Why do young people join ISIS? Is it nihilism? Or, as social scientists suggest, a perverse idealism? Hidden Brain explores the psychology of terrorist groups, and why people join them.

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Serena Williams Wins Sportsperson Of The Year; Poll Favored American Pharoah

Monday, December 14, 2015

In 2015, Williams won three major tournaments and lost only three of 56 matches. Some people, however, thought Sports Illustrated's honor should have gone to the Triple Crown winner.

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From Trading Beads To The First Wristwatch, A History Of Shiny Objects

Monday, December 14, 2015

Author Aja Raden says jewelry is the perfect lens through which to view human history. In Stoned, she tells the story of the glass beads used to purchase Manhattan and the rise of the wristwatch.

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How Should The Media Cover Donald Trump?

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The GOP presidential candidate's comments have prompted intense debates in newsrooms. For a glimpse of why, a panel of media leaders, including NPR's news chief, discuss the ethics of covering Trump.

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Tom Jones Unpacks A Suitcase Full Of Stories

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jones has been working double-time this year. He joins Linda Wertheimer to discuss a new memoir, tracing his life from a Welsh coal town to 20 years of superstardom — as well as a new album.

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Pictures Worth 1,084,170 Words: The 'Harry Potter' Series, Illustrated

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The prospect of illustrating all seven volumes filled artist Jim Kay with "terrible panic" — but he left his comfort zone and did it anyway. Here's how he brought the boy wizard's adventures to life.

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Beyond His Tenure, Holder Hasn't Left The Civil Rights Fight

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Reflecting on his six years in office, the former attorney general talks with NPR's Michel Martin about what critics have called the most divisive administration and what's in store for him next.

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What You Should Know Before You Test The Holiday's 'Flyest' Gift

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Drones are expected to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. As rules still play catch-up with the tech, here's a few rules new owners should know before flying their new devices.

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'Wild Winter' Inverts The Holiday Album Formula

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scott Simon speaks with Katherine Blamire and Jessica Davies of the British band Smoke Fairies, whose new album frames the holidays with chilly ambivalence.

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For 15 Years, The Real 'Lady In The Van' Lived In This Playwright's Driveway

Saturday, December 12, 2015

When Alan Bennett invited Mary Shepherd to move into his driveway, he thought she'd only be there for three months. After she died, he turned Shepherd's story into a memoir, a play and now a film.

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Monty Python Meets Ocean's 11 In 'The Relic Master'

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christopher Buckley's new novel is the story of a 16th-century relic hunter and his buddy Albrecht Dürer, who end up in trouble after trying to forge a holy shroud to sell to an unsuspecting nobleman.

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On The Money: How 'The Big Short' And Its Jerk Heroes Explain Finance

Friday, December 11, 2015

How do you make a subject as dense as the subprime mortgage crisis into a compelling movie? That's the challenge Adam McKay took on when he decided to turn Michael Lewis' book into a film.

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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

Friday, December 11, 2015

More than a grandmother, more, even, than a mentor, Doris Louise Rolison was Chloe Longfellow's best friend growing up. Their love remains inscribed with beet stains in their favorite cookbook.

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Whom Do You Write For? 'Pandering' Essay Sparks A Conversation

Friday, December 11, 2015

Novelist Claire Vaye Watkins recently published an essay called "On Pandering," about realizing she was writing to appeal to white men. She and author Marlon James discuss responses to the piece.

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