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Athletes' First Olympic Competition: How Did They Look?

Among the parade of athletes during Friday night's ceremony, several outfits screamed for attention. Some shouted national pride, while others just called for a costume change. Tell us who you think should win our fashion contests.
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D.C. Teens Produce Exhibit Focusing On Anacostia

Teens from the D.C. area created photographs, writings and artwork for an exhibit focusing on the unique elements of the Anacostia neighborhood.

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Economist Paul Krugman Plays Not My Job

Paul Krugman — a professor at Princeton, an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and author of many books — has been called "the Mick Jagger of political/economic punditry." We'll ask him three questions about diplomatic gift giving.
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You Won't Throw Tomatoes At These Recipes

Delicious in everything from terrine to sorbet, the versatile tomato is one of the signature tastes of summer. Chef Cassy Vires, of Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood, Mo., shares some of her favorite summer tomato recipes.
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Before The D-Day Invasion, Double Talk And Deceit

In his new book Double Cross, Ben MacIntyre recounts the story of the huge deception staged by the Allies before D-Day to hide the invasion target from the Germans. MacIntyre speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about the plan and the eccentric characters who carried it out.
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The Opening Ceremonies In London: From The Industrial Revolution To Voldemort

The London Olympics opened Friday with a ceremony that was full of spectacle and pride and, unfortunately, some not-so-good television commentary.
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Carolyn Hax And Nick Galifianakis: Tell Me About It

It's not your grandmother's advice column: Words of wisdom from Carolyn Hax and Nick Galifianakis.

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Two Films Shoot Past Realism To Weirder Territory

Ruby Sparks and Killer Joe tell of an author who conjures a woman from his typewriter and a corrupt detective hired to kill an aging mother, respectively. But Fresh Air's David Edelstein says the films share a common trait: Both take their stories beyond common reality to more fascinating parts of the psyche.
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In '1493,' Uncovering The World Columbus Discovered

When Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492, his journey prompted the exchange of not only information but also food, animals, insects, plants and disease between the continents. In a new book, Charles C. Mann describes the aftermath of Columbus' arrival in the Americas.

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