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Beauty Shop: Cheney's Memoir, Beyonce's Baby Bump

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Dick Cheney is coming out with not-so-flattering memories of Condoleezza Rice. Jay-Z and Beyonce are expecting a baby. The U.S. Surgeon General is voicing concern about women who skip exercise to maintain their hairdos. Mayor Bloomberg's language skills are getting attention on the Twitter feed "El Bloombito." Host Michel Martin and the Beauty Shop women discusses these headlines.

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'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.
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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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Do Fact Checks Matter?

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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