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For 'Dexter' Star David Zayas, Acting Was A Long Shot Away

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Bronx native grew up in a blue-collar household; a life in show business seemed far from reality. He spent time in the Air Force and as a cop before he finally gave his childhood dream a chance.
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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A program in Hawaii aims to reduce the number of older people who spend their final days of life in a hospital. Hawaii has one of the highest rates of hospital deaths for those over age 65 in the U.S.
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Saudi Airstrikes Could Be Precursor To Ground Invasion In Yemen

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saudi Arabia shares an 1,100-mile border with Yemen, a country quickly falling into anarchy. The Saudis have led airstrikes against rebel Houthi forces, but ground forces might not be far behind.
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Proposed Payday Industry Regulations Must Strike Delicate Balance

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The federal government is moving to reign in the payday loan industry, which critics say traps consumers in a damaging cycle of debt. A look at the possible effects of proposed regulations.
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Questions Remain About Germanwings Co-Pilot's Illness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The German co-pilot who deliberately flew an Airbus A320 into a mountainside had been deemed too sick to work but ignored the doctor's order. Investigators found the ripped up remains of the orders in searching his home.
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Palm Springs Celebrates Its Past, And Tourists Arrive In Droves

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Springs was the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood. Then its glamour faded. Now its midcentury architecture, its retro style and the allure of its past are fueling a rebirth.
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DJ Betto Arcos Spices Up The Accordion

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Global Village host is back with a stack of music that tests the sonic limits of the squeezebox.
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Starting Families Later In Life Could Cause 'Grandparent Deficit'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In a recent piece for Time magazine, Susanna Schrobsdorff presents an unexpected challenge for people starting families later in life.
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The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running a football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.
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Astronaut Twins To Separate For The Sake Of Space Travel

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly has arrived at the International Space Station on a yearlong mission. He and Mark Kelly, his twin and fellow NASA astronaut, will take part in experiments comparing their health.
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An Update On Yemen's Escalating Crisis

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Iona Craig, a freelance journalist who's spent the last four years reporting from the country, about this week's airstrikes and prospects for a ceasefire.
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Not Just Sugary-Sweet, Hard Cider Makes A Comeback

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Cider is the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage in the United States. Much of that growth is driven by big industrial producers, but smaller cider-makers are looking for a larger bite of the apple.
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Using Computers To Connect With Classical Music

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Yale computer scientist David Gelernter talks with NPR's Arun Rath about using computers and the Internet to teach young people to appreciate the beauty of what he calls "serious music."
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Assessing The Ellen Pao Verdict

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Wired.com's Davey Alba about the outcome of the landmark gender discrimination case against a Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
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A Young Composer's Evening Prayers For Troubled Times

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Missy Mazzoli and a host of collaborators — including Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche — use a Christian sunset service as a frame for meditation on modern life.
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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
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Nigerians Go To The Polls

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, who's been at a polling station in the capital, Abuja, where they're counting votes.
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What Is The Mystery Goo That Killed Seabirds In The Bay Area?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

More than 200 birds died earlier this year. Now, scientists and federal agencies are running forensic tests and looking for clues to the goo as part of a national investigation.
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Southern Baptists Don't Shy Away From Talking About Their Racist Past

Friday, March 27, 2015

The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
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After Resuming Deliberations, Jury Rules In Favor Of Kleiner Perkins

Friday, March 27, 2015

The jury said that the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers did not retaliate against former partner Ellen Pao by terminating her.
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