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Tim Gunn: The Fashion Industry Is Not Making It Work For Plus-Size Women

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Tim Gunn, a fixture in the fashion world, about his article in The Washington Post in which he blasted the industry for ignoring plus-size women.
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First Woman And African-American Sworn In As Librarian Of Congress

On Wednesday in Washington D.C., Carla Hayden became the first woman and the first African-American to be sworn in as the Librarian of Congress. She's facing a huge change in how we interact with information.
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Why Abby Wambach Doesn't Want To Be Known 'Just As A Soccer Player'

Wambach scored 184 goals, more than any other man or woman in the history of international soccer. Still, she knew that someday that identity would end — and "what then?" Her new memoir is Forward.
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A First Year College Student Finds Himself Outclassed In 'Loner'

Teddy Wayne's new novel begins as a sharply observed novel of manners, but quickly mutates into a classic tale of obsession. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Loner a powerful suspense story.
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Spy Museum Breaks Ground On New Building At L'Enfant Plaza

The country's only museum dedicated to espionage broke ground on a new building Wednesday, having outgrown its current home in Chinatown.

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Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.
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What’s Next For The Dakota Access Pipeline And The Fight For Tribal Rights

Members of more than 200 Native American tribes expand protests across the country over the construction of a controversial oil pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. What’s next in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline and a renewed debate over tribal rights.

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100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Ready For Reveal

The complicated history of how the National Museum of African American History and Culture finally moved from conversation to construction may be as compelling as the artifacts in its exhibits.

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LISTEN: A View From 7th Street In Shaw, As A New Museum Awaits On The Mall

In advance of the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, we're revisiting portions of black history in the Washington region. John Johnson, a contributor to our Anacostia Unmapped series, has a story about the view from one D.C. neighborhood and a poet who grew up there.
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'The Gefilte Manifesto': A Loved, And Loathed, Jewish Staple Gets Updated

Gefilte fish was a staple of old world Jewish cuisine. But many Americans can barely look at the stuff. Now two chefs in Brooklyn want to reboot gefilte fish and other classic Jewish foods.

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