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Obama 'Embarrassed' for Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:14pm

In two interviews, President Barack Obama weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

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Mr. Mambia Goes To Washington: To Honor His Sister, Who Died Of Ebola

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:03pm

Tarkpor Mambia of Liberia is now a student in Massachusetts. When he learned of his sister's death, he was determined to go to the nation's capital to put a human face on global health issues.

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A Pi Day That Comes Once A Century: 3-14-15 At 9:26 A.M.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:52pm

Just once every 100 years, the date and time line up with the first 10 digits of the mathematical symbol pi (π).

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Horror Film Fans Beware: 'It Follows' Isn't The Fun Kind Of Scare

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:36pm

The film is about a teenage girl who sleeps with a boy and is suddenly under a curse. Critic David Edelstein says he didn't enjoy feeling "sick with dread," but the ending is unexpectedly moving.

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Drummer Hal Blaine Talks About Making Music Over The Years

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:36pm

Blaine is featured in the new documentary The Wrecking Crew about a group of anonymous intensely successful musicians who recorded together. Terry Gross spoke with him in 2001.

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They're Not Only '60s Songwriting Superstars, But They're Also Married

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:36pm

Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who wrote "We Gotta Get Out of this Place," have been a team for more than 50 years. Terry Gross spoke with them in 2000, when they were depicted in the musical Beautiful.

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Kremlin Says Putin Is Fine, Just Fine

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:36pm

The Russian president hasn't been seen in public in more than a week. That sparked all sorts of buzz. The Kremlin released photos of a healthy-looking Putin and chalks up the rumors to "spring fever."

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'Panic' Out In Paperback (And Maybe Coming To A Theater Near You)

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:52am

Universal Pictures has hired Lauren Oliver to write the screenplay for her young adult novel. We revisit our interview with her.

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12-Year-Old Speaks Out Against Gender Gap In iPhone Games

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:40am

Madeline Messer wrote a piece in The Washington Post asking, "Why don't the characters in my apps look like me?"

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