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NPR's Coverage of Arizona, Michigan Republican Primaries

Arizona and Michigan hold their Republican presidential primaries on Tuesday, February 28.  NPR will provide a one-hour special from 9-10 PM EST to cover the results of those contests, hosted by Melissa Block and Robert Siegel. 

Our coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and expert analysis from NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Matthew Continetti (The Weekly Standard).  We’ll also hear from NPR’s Mara Liasson and Ron Elving.  Ari Shapiro will be with Mitt Romney and Don Gonyea will be with Rick Santorum.  


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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."
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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.
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When Politicians Lose Their Accents

Some say Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Midwestern accent has become less pronounced. Georgetown professor Deborah Tannen says politicians' voices often change, depending on their audience.
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This Robot Chef Has Mastered Crab Bisque

The system, a pair of robotic arms, learned to cook by mimicking the motions of a top chef. Even though it can't smell or taste, its maker says the robot should be able to make 2,000 meals by 2017.