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Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Art Spiegelman about how his book Maus — the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda — was purged from Moscow stores because it has a large swastika on the cover.

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How Bessie Smith Ushered In The Jazz Age

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The singer known as the "empress of the blues" is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.

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Twitter Shares Slide After Disappointing Earnings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The social media site continued to bring in new users, but its ad revenue didn't measure up to expectations. Twitter shares were down 18 percent at the close of trading Tuesday.

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Union Head Presses Candidates, Clinton, On Trade

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, said presidential candidates can't "hedge their bets" when it comes to trade. But that's exactly what Hillary Clinton has done so far.

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What You Need To Know Before Donating To Earthquake Relief For Nepal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The earlier you give, the better. In the days after a disaster, outside help is critical. But you need to be careful. For example, you might think twice if a charity hasn't worked in Nepal till now.

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Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?

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Director Julie Taymor Steers A 'Grounded' Portrait Of A Drone Pilot

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The political, one-woman play starring Anne Hathaway seems to be the opposite of what Taymor — the creative force behind Broadway's The Lion King and Spider-Man musical — is known for.

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Virtual Readings For Baltimore's Freddie Gray

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Here are some words from novelists, poets and rappers that folks are sharing on social media to make sense of what's going on in Baltimore.

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Why Russian-American Jews Are Ballroom Dance Leaders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As ABC's Dancing with the Stars celebrates its 10th anniversary, we explain why Russian Jewish immigrants and their descendants have stepped to the front of this country's ballroom dance scene.

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Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.

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Tea Tuesdays: Tea-Drinking Tips For A Longer Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers studying the Blue Zones, five regions around the world with lots of centenarians, have come up with this rule: "Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, wine at 5 p.m."

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Louis C.K. On Life And Stand-Up: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.

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A Rural Police Chief Asks Citizens To Help Pick Up Used Syringes

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The rise in heroin use in the town of Turners Falls, Mass., has led to another problem: a proliferation of discarded hypodermic needles. Police can't keep up, so they've asked residents to help.

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'Go Home. Please': 'Wire' Creator David Simon Urges Calm In Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In a blog post, Simon added that while there is much to be "argued, debated, addressed ... this moment ... can still, in the end, "prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city."

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'Criminals' Taking Advantage Of Situation In Baltimore, Obama Says

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The president said "there's no excuse for the kind of violence" that has erupted after peaceful protests following the death of a black man who suffered a serious spine injury while in police custody.

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Supreme Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Same-Sex-Marriage Ban

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Justice Scalia asked whether ministers would be able to refuse to marry two gay men. Justice Alito asked, why not marry four gay men together?

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just One Scale

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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As Curfew Goes Into Effect, Baltimore Police Clear Defiant Crowds

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Some 2,000 National Guard troops and 1,000 police officers have been deployed to enforce a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. Riots Monday left at least 20 officers injured and several buildings destroyed.

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'Ain't no way you can sit here and be silent'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Peaceful demonstrations on Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray were overshadowed by violence in the streets of Baltimore.

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