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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.
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Celebrating Mother's Day? Make Sure You Have The Date Right

Many countries in the world celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, but it's not the global norm. Turns out it has to do with the origins of the celebration, historical events and culture.
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Bourbon To Bubbly: Shake Up Your Derby Mint Julep

On Derby Day, the mint-infused cocktail reigns supreme. The mint is a must, but these days, everything from brandy to gin and champagne can sub in for the whiskey.
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The Black Panther May Have His Roots In A 15th Century African Kingdom

Yes, he's a comic book character. And he lives in an imaginary place. But it may be based on a regional powerhouse that flourished in what is now Zimbabwe.
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A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.
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'I Don't Think We Really See Migrants,' Says Creator Of New Film 'Dheepan'

French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his story of a Tamil Tiger who gives up the fight to try and find a better life in France.
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'Captain America: Civil War' Captures Politics Of The Moment

The Marvel Cinematic Universe's new movie, Captain America: Civil War, opens Friday. As a character, Captain America has long responded to the politics of the time and this movie is no different.
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After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories

"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," retired police officer Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." Originally broadcast April 21, 2015.
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Superheroes Engage In All Out 'Civil War' In The Latest 'Captain America' Film

The new movie from Marvel Studios features almost all the members of the Avengers superhero collective. Critic David Edelstein calls it an irresistible hodgepodge of special effects and superheroes.
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Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

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