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Will Same-Sex Romance Sink R&B's Ocean?

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When journalist Anderson Cooper said he's gay in an email, the twitter-verse mostly shrugged. When R&B singer Frank Ocean acknowledged a romance with another man, there was a tidal wave of reaction online. Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys discuss that news, and a controversial Independence Day tweet by comedian Chris Rock.
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Book Review: 'Kinder Than Solitude'

Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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