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Is It Ever Appropriate To Use The N-Word?

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Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys weigh in on actress Gwyneth Paltrow's recent tweet behavior. She raised eyebrows after tweeting a photo of friends Jay-Z and Kanye West with the title of their song, which includes the n-word. Plus, the guys dish on the NBA playoffs and the Boston Celtics get blown out by LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
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Jack Davis, Cartoonist Who Helped Found 'Mad' Magazine, Dies

Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
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Cookie Dough Blues: How E. Coli Is Sneaking Into Our Forbidden Snack

Most people know not to eat raw cookie dough. But now it's serious: 46 people have now been sickened with E. coli-tainted flour. Here's how contamination might be occurring.
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The Politics Hour – LIVE from Slim's Diner!

This special edition of the Politics Hour is coming to you live from Slim's Diner from Petworth in Northwest D.C.

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Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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