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Couple's Brown-Skin, Lighter-Skin Kids Face Double Standard

NPR's Michele Norris concludes her conversation with Marc Quarles of Pacific Grove, Calif. His six-word submission to The Race Card Project: "With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone: Thug."
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Near The Front Lines In Iraq, An Homage To The White House

A Kurdish businessman decided he'd like to live in the White House. So he is building a 32,000-square-foot version of the U.S. presidential residence in Irbil, near the raging war against ISIS.
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In 'Straight White Men,' A Play Explores The Reality Of Privilege

One of the hottest playwrights in American theater right now is 40-year-old Young Jean Lee. The Korean-American dramatist talked to NPR's Neda Ulaby about her new play opening this week off Broadway.
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Outpouring Of Grief For Iranian Pop Star Catches Regime Off Guard

Melissa Block speaks with New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about the massive public gatherings in Iran following the death of a young pop star that have caught the regime off guard.
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Slain Aid Worker Shows 'One Person Can Make A Difference,' Parents Say

In a statement, Paula and Ed Kassig remembered their 26-year-old son, Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, as both a realist and an idealist. Kassig was killed by the Islamic State group.
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Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other half don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.
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American Kassig Is 5th Westerner ISIS Claims To Have Beheaded

President Obama has confirmed the death of U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, an ex-Army Ranger. He was captured by militants of the so-called Islamic State while delivering medical supplies in Syria.
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Race Card Project: With Dreadlocks, Come Assumptions

NPR's Michele Norris continues her conversation with Marc Quarles for The Race Card Project. Quarles six words are: With Kids, I'm Dad; Alone: Thug.
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Politics In The News

A look at the week ahead in politics, including possible action by President Obama on immigration and a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline. With Cokie Roberts, NPR congressional reporter Ailsa Chang and Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions.
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Six Words: 'With Kids, I'm Dad. Alone, Thug'

With his brown skin and long dreadlocks, Marc Quarles stands out in his predominantly white neighborhood. He's particularly aware of that, he says, when his biracial children aren't with him.

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