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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.

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Remembering 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, The Wrestler So Tough, He Wore A Kilt

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Professional wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was one of professional wrestling's top villains and acted in the 1988 film They Live. Piper was 61.

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Acquitted Of Extreme Corruption, Former Officers Now Sue For Defamation

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Five former members of a Philadelphia Police Department narcotics squad are suing the city's top officials for defamation. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jeremy Roebuck explains.

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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.

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What's Behind The Heartbreak For Cecil The Lion

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe led to worldwide outrage. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with author Hal Herzog about why the deaths of certain animals can elicit such emotional reactions.

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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Makes A Musical 'Mosaic,' With A Focus On Women

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The drummer, composer and bandleader's latest album, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is part of her ongoing effort to showcase women in jazz.

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'Who Am I Without My Sport?' Greg Louganis On Life After Olympics

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.

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As First Presidential Debate Looms, A Look At The Landscape Of The Race

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The first debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season is Thursday, Aug. 6. With so many Republican candidates trying to get on stage, what should voters be looking for?

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Saturday, August 01, 2015

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McLain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.

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A Lawyer's Advice For Black Men At Traffic Stops: 'Comply Now, Contest Later'

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Attorney Eric Broyles teamed up with a police officer to pen a handbook for African-American men dealing with police encounters. Above all, he recommends clarity, empathy — and getting badge numbers.

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Reggie Watts, Man Of Many Voices, Improvised His Way To Success

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The comedian and Late, Late Show band leader beatboxes, imitates and impersonates with amazing accuracy. It was a phone call from Conan O'Brien that put Watts' one-man show into the spotlight.

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76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Saturday, August 01, 2015

The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.

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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

Saturday, August 01, 2015

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

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After A West Bank Home Goes Up In Flames, Tensions Flare In The Region

Saturday, August 01, 2015

A Palestinian baby was killed Friday in an arson attack in the West Bank. Jewish settlers are suspected in the attack, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called "an act of terrorism."

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A Look Back On 'Middle Passage': The Evolution Of A Literary Classic

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Twenty-five years after Charles Johnson's Middle Passage — which dwells with race, class and gender in 19th-century America — won the National Book Award, he reflects on his book's evolving meaning.

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More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

Saturday, August 01, 2015

A LEGO Brickumentary chronicles how children and adults alike use Legos for work, play and therapy. The documentary also explores the Lego Group's near demise — and meteoric return.

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ISIS Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago, Officials Say

Saturday, August 01, 2015

U.S. officials believe the recent bombing campaign has done little to dislodge the self-declared Islamic State from Iraq and Syria, says an Associated Press report. AP reporter Ken Dilanian explains.

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Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show

Friday, July 31, 2015

One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.

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Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus

Friday, July 31, 2015

In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.

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