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How 'Star Wars' Helped Patton Oswalt Beat His Movie Addiction

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 5:25pm

The actor and comedian reveals in his new memoir, Silver Screen Fiend, that he used to have a film addiction. Watching the first Star Wars prequel led to a realization that helped him kick the habit.

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ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

The longtime host of ESPN's SportsCenter, Stuart Scott, died today at age 49 after a prolonged battle with cancer. NPR's Arun Rath offers this remembrance.

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Jury Selection To Begin In Trial Of Bostom Bombing Suspect

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins on Monday, and some 1,200 prospective jurors have been summoned. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Milton Valencia of the Boston Globe.

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In This New Year, Is It Time To Nix The Thank-You Letter?

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

Journalist Peter Ormerod argues that it's time to end the ritual of forcing children to write often-formulaic letters. Instead, he says, try for something that's less of a chore and more sincere.

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She Left The Nightlife Behind To Become A Life Coach

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

A former exotic dancer and dominatrix, Mira Johnson now coaches others on reinventing themselves. Her clients know she won't judge them, she says, no matter what choices they've made in life.

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Tapping The Sounds Of Portugal

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

World music DJ Betto Arcos is back with a stash of music he collected while traveling through Portugal, including a song by someone he considers to be the Frank Sinatra of fado.

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'Military Children': Coping With The Loss Of A Parent

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 4:05pm

Of the more than 2 million children of U.S. servicemen and women, about 5,000 right now have suffered the loss of a parent in the past decade.

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Pope Announces 20 New Cardinals, With Homelands From Myanmar To Mexico

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 2:28pm

Some of the prelates come from countries that have never before been represented at such a high level in the Catholic Church — including Tonga and Cape Verde.

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Boko Haram Reportedly Seizes Nigerian Army Base

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 1:41pm

The capture of the base and adjoining town is the latest attack by the extremist groups, which is also responsible for the mass kidnapping of school-aged girls in April.

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TV in 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 1:00pm

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.

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ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:22am

The longtime host of the SportsCenter was famous for his enthusiasm and the bevy of catchphrases he mined for his commentary.

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NYPD Officer's Funeral Binds Diversity In Culture And Opinion

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:18am

NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu is being laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with WNYC's Stephen Nessen from the scene about what mourners are saying.

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NYPD's Wenjian Liu, Killed In Dec. Shooting, Is Laid To Rest

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 9:18am

The officer and his partner, Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in an unprovoked attack on Dec. 20.

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Attracted To Men, Pastor Feels Called To Marriage With A Woman

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 8:59am

Allan Edwards is attracted to men, but his faith conflicts with homosexuality, so he doesn't act on it or identify as gay. Instead, he's married, starting a family and staying true to his beliefs.

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