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Japanese-American Soldiers Honored At Veterans Day Event

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Hundreds of veterans in uniforms dating back to World War II, Korea and Vietnam, as well as current servicemen and women, gathered at the World War II Memorial this morning in commemoration of Veterans Day.

They heard the national anthem played they saw a color guard. The granite arches and fountains of the memorial served as the backdrop for the unveiling of two postal stamps honoring Medal of Honor recipients from World War II.

Among those participating today was George Sakato, a Japanese American soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the World War II.

Second-generation Japanese-American soldiers were called nisei, and thousands of miles away from Pearl Harbor's annual ceremony honoring World War II veterans, it was the nisei's turn to be honored.

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Rob And Nick Reiner Say 'Being Charlie' Is 'Drawn From Our Lives'

Being Charlie is a new film about addiction in a Hollywood family. It's a story director Rob Reiner and his son, writer Nick Reiner, say they know well because of their own family's struggles.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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David Cameron's Former Advisor Wants To Revamp The U.S. Conservative Movement

British political operative Steve Hilton tells NPR's Scott Simon what he thinks the conservative movement needs both in the U.K. and the U.S.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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