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Actor Chadwick Boseman Plays Jackie Robinson

He got his start in the theater department at Howard University. And while he's had supporting movie and television roles, he's still the relative unknown director Brian Helgeland was looking for to play baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the upcoming movie "42." Actor and playwright Chadwick Boseman stars as the man who integrated major league baseball, opposite Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who signed him. Boseman chats with Kojo about preparing to play a sports and civil rights icon.

'42' Official Movie Trailer

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'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.
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How The Humble Orange Sweet Potato Won Researchers The World Food Prize

A public health campaign to sell Africans on the virtues of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes — bred for higher Vitamin A levels — has helped combat malnutrition on the continent.
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Fact Check: Trump's Speech On The Economy Annotated

NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.
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Click For Fewer Calories: Health Labels May Change Online Ordering Habits

Will it be a hamburger or hummus wrap for lunch? When customers saw indications of a meal's calorie content posted online, they put fewer calories in their cart, a study finds.

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