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Thousand Islands, Two Tales: Who Really Invented That Dressing?

The dressing, a mix of ketchup, mayo and some other stuff, is the subject of rival origin stories. One features a romantic billionaire, the other a Hollywood actress and a humble fishing guide.
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In Orlando, A 'Modest Fashion' Boutique For Hijabi Women

Lisa Vogl and her partners launched Verona online to fill a fashion void. Now, it's a boutique stocked with long-sleeved caftans, full-length slit-less skirts, and more than 300 varieties of hijabs.
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Remembering Culinary Griot And NPR Commentator Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

Smart-Grosvenor contributed hundreds of commentaries to NPR, often about her culinary explorations and travels. She died Saturday at age 79.

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Ava Duvernay And 'Queen Sugar': Celebrating Diversity, Inclusivity In TV

Ava Duvernay, director of the acclaimed film Selma, brings her talents to TV in Queen Sugar, an original drama series for Oprah's OWN network premiering Sept. 6.
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'Ugly': A Memoir Of Childhood, Deformity And Learning To Love A Distinctive Face

Robert Hoge was born with deformed legs and a giant tumor between his eyes. In his new memoir, he describes his mother's shock and how she decided whether or not to bring him home.
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To Reform Prison System, Corrections Officer Put Himself In Solitary Confinement

Rachel Martin speaks to Secretary Gregg Marcantel about reforming the New Mexico state penitentiary system. He appears on season 2 on A&E's "Behind Bars."
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It's 'Bey Day': Beyoncé Turns 35

Today is the Queen's birthday — Queen B, that is. Beyonce's birthday has become a moment of celebration for people across the country, and last night, many people danced the night away.
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'The Art Of Waiting' Stands As Part Memoir, Part Cultural History Of Infertility

Author Belle Boggs struggled with infertility for years before she conceived her daughter. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about her new book.
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Podcast Extra: Juan Gabriel And The Tricky Conversation About Sexual Identity

Many remembrances of Mexican vocalist Juan Gabriel suggest that he overcame homophobia in Mexico to achieve super-stardom. The reality is a bit more complicated.
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Not My Job: Pitcher Bill 'Spaceman' Lee Gets Quizzed On Kevin Spacey

Lee played for the Boston Red Sox in the 1970s and the Montreal Expos in the early 1980s. Known for his outspoken nature and unconventional left-handed pitch, he ended up with the nickname "Spaceman."

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