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Activists Cross The DMZ In Controversial Peace Demonstration

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

Famed American feminist Gloria Steinem has taken her activism to the border between North and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Elise Hu about the demonstration aimed at reunifying two nations.

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Cleveland Police Arrest Protesters After Officer's Aquittal

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

In Cleveland, residents, protesters and pastors are expressing disappointment following a judge's verdict Saturday acquitting a police officer in the 2012 fatal shooting of two black men.

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Single-Named Singers From The Present And Past

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

Every answer is the name of a famous, one-named singer like Madonna or Beyoncé. Identify each one from its anagram, to which one extra letter is added. The singers are a mix of past and present.

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

President Bashar Assad has suffered a series of recent military setbacks. But Hezbollah keeps fighting in alliance with Syria's army, and it scored a recent victory along the border with Lebanon.

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Novelist Mat Johnson Explores The 'Optical Illusion' Of Being Biracial

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

Johnson, the son of an African-American mother and an Irish-American father, has just written Loving Day, a funny, sometimes absurd look at what it means to grow up mixed heritage in the U.S.

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Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.

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Friendship, Magic And Danger Blossom In 'Uprooted'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:03am

Naomi Novik's latest is a re-worked "Beauty and the Beast," with a powerful female friendship at its heart. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it "moving, heart-breaking, and thoroughly satisfying."

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Pinning Down One Scientist's Legacy

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 5:07am

Physicist Erwin Schrödinger is best known for his cat thought experiment and his wave equation. But he published many other works that deserve recognition, says guest blogger and author Paul Halpern.

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An Invasion Of Intimacy, And The Song That Followed

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:51am

Experimental artist Holly Herndon, who mashes up collected sounds, dance music and pop, reflects on society's relationship with technology on her new album, Platform.

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This Weekend, Navigate The Changing World Of 'Vikram Lall'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:45am

M.G. Vassanji's book, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, wrestles with questions of identity in a story about a young Indian boy coming of age in 1950s Kenya, a time of great political unrest.

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Controversy Follows Women's Group As It Crosses Inter-Korean Border

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:29am

The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:10am

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Cleveland Protesters Arrested After Officer's Acquittal

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 1:48am

Cleveland police in riot gear made a number of arrests overnight Saturday as angry residents protested the acquittal of a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects.

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What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 8:48pm

It's Chinatown meets Mad Max in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.

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'Sunshine Superman': A Love Story Against The Backdrop of BASE Jumping

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:28pm

BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish became famous for jumping with his wife Jean in the 1970s and '80s. Marah Strauch, director of the documentary, says "this felt like a love story to me."

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Notes On A Month Spent Embedded In Afghanistan

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:00pm

Producer Rebecca Hersher is just back from a monthlong reporting trip to Afghanistan. She talks to host Arun Rath about her experience.

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Oil-Soaked Wildlife Turn Up On California Coast, As Cleanup Efforts Continue

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:00pm

Workers continue to clean the coastline near Santa Barbara, where some 105,000 gallons of crude oil were spilled. Several pelicans, both dead and alive, have been found soaked in oil.

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Love — And Legalization — Is In The Eire For Irish Same-Sex Couples

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:00pm

Ireland voted today to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country to do so by popular vote. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Irish journalist Daniel McConnell about the results.

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Cleveland Simmers In Wake Of Officer's Manslaughter Acquittal

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:00pm

Cleveland residents are on edge after a white police officer is found not guilty in the 2012 shooting deaths of an unarmed black motorist and his passenger. The shooting followed a high-speed car chase that ended in a barrage of gunfire.

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Behind The Curtain Of College Admissions, Fairness May Not Be Priority 1

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 4:00pm

A discrimination complaint against Harvard has renewed focus on the fairness of admissions decisions. The process must be rational, says counselor and blogger Jim Jump, but it's not often fair.

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