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In A North Vietnamese Prison, Sharing Poems With 'Taps On The Walls'

As a prisoner of war in the "Hanoi Hilton," Air Force fighter pilot John Borling spent years composing and memorizing poetry that he tapped to fellow prisoners, like the future Sen. John McCain, using a special code.
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Book News: Anger Over 'Superman' Author Who Condemns Homosexuality

Also: A school will be named after Maurice Sendak; poetic parking regulations; and Amish romance novels.
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Less-Potent Maker's Mark Not Going Down Smooth In Kentucky

Maker's Mark says it must lower its bourbon's alcohol content to meet demand. The company says consumers won't notice the change, but in bourbon country, Maker's Mark fans aren't too happy about the plan.
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Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?

As the gun-violence debate ratchets up to include mental health and violent pop culture, video games have become frequent targets of concern. But do violent games influence their players? Experts aren't clear, but violent games remain remarkably popular.
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Grammy Awards: Winners, Losers & Wardrobe Risks

Fun won at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The indie rock trio earned trophies for Song of the Year and Best New Artist. Host Michel Martin discusses who else scored awards, who was slighted, and which star showed the most skin, despite the ban on risqué clothing.
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Valentine's Advice: Love & Manners

Valentine's Day is a great time for love and romance. But it can also bring up complicated questions about relationships. If you've been texting incessantly, when is the right time for an actual date? And is there such a thing as being too romantic? Host Michel Martin talks to etiquette experts about romance dilemmas.
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PHOTOS: Chinese New Year Parade In D.C.

Thousands of people turned out to watch the Chinese New Year Parade in downtown D.C. on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 11

The human experience is unique for every individual. This week you can see the world through others' eyes with a play and art exhibit. 

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Book News: Pablo Neruda's Body Will Be Exhumed For Autopsy

Also: our pick of the best books coming out this week; the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death; and the real identity of a popular romance novelist.

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