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Director Richard Attenborough Brought Intimacy To Big Ideas

Attenborough engaged audiences in the struggle for apartheid in Cry Freedom, and spent 20 years and his own fortune to bring Gandhi's story to the screen. NPR's Bob Mondello has this remembrance.
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California Quake Means Big Damage For Napa Valley Wineries

It's still too early to tell just how much the magnitude-6.0 quake will cost the region, but it comes after a drought had already made things difficult for wineries.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 25

You can see work by local artists or check out an exhibit that documents life in a small West African village.

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Star-Spangled Banner Replica Connects Past With Present

The Maryland Historical Society displayed a replica of the star-spangled banner on Sunday — the same which famously inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the national anthem.

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Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.
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Emmy Awards To Be Handed In Los Angeles

Matthew McConaughey or Brian Cranston? Orange Is the New Black or Modern Family? The questions about which actors and shows will emerge at the top of the TV industry get answered Monday night.
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Grocers Lead Kids To Produce Aisle With Junk Food-Style Marketing

Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.
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Viewer Beware: Watching Reality TV Can Impact Real-Life Behavior

A new study finds that reality television shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives can make some viewers more aggressive in real life.
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A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Locals in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.
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In A Foster Home, Two Boys Become 'Kinda Like Brothers'

Before Coe Booth was a writer, she was a caseworker, often tasked with placing kids with foster families. Her latest novel for middle-grade readers looks at two young members of a foster family.

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