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Comic-Con Goers Brave Long Lines At Annual Pop Culture Convention

Many of the thousands of people passing through Comic-Con hope to get something exclusive, such as a book, toy, an autograph or encounter with a star, or a sneak peek of an unreleased movie. And in order to get these things, first they have to stand in line.
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Judicial Differences Take Center Stage In 'Scalia V. Ginsburg'

The opera Scalia/Ginsburg debuts this weekend at the Castleton Festival in Virginia. The story originally aired on July 10, 2013 on All Things Considered.
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At The National Building Museum, Life's A Beach

Looking to get away to the beach this summer? You may not need to leave the city, or even apply sunscreen. Just head to D.C.'s National Building Museum.
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In Harper Lee's Return, First Chapter Swings From Homecoming To Heartbreak

The opening chapter of Go Set A Watchman, Lee's first novel in 55 years, is out. Reactions ran from joy to shock — as readers coped with a plot twist and lingering doubts on the timing of its release.
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The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

Wonder Woman's creator had a few secrets of his own. Historian Jill Lepore describes William Moulton Marstothe's unusual life in The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Originally broadcast Oct. 27, 2014.
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'The Fried Chicken Capital': Where Racial Progress Began Along The Rails

Fried chicken is a racially fraught food. But for African-American women in Gordonsville, Va., the dish became a route to financial independence after the Civil War.
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Remembering Omar Sharif, A Star In Two Skies

Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83. He became a global star in the 1960s with films like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago — but his career started in Cairo.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 10, 2015

You can see two very different versions of Romeo and Juliet, the tragic love story about two teenagers torn apart by their feuding families.

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Bill Cosby's Accusers Say They Now Have Vindication

Bill Cosby's support appears to have eroded after court records show he admitted buying Quaaludes to drug a woman for sex. Why has it taken decades for people to believe women who accused him of rape?
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Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.

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