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Bordellos, Bandits And One Big Mississippi Adventure

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of William Faulkner's death. His novel The Reivers was the coming-of-age story that author Ralph Eubanks needed to rocket him into his teenage years and on to adulthood. What is your favorite coming-of-age story? Tell us in the comments below.
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Andy Griffith: A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock'

In a career that spanned half a century, Griffith starred in five different TV series and made more than 30 movies. He was most famous for playing a gentle small-town sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show and the courtly Southern lawyer on Matlock. Griffith died Tuesday at age 86.
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Summer Cooking Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes — everything from meats to vegetables to, yes, even desserts.
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A Lanky Teenager On The Path To (Super) Power

Peter Parker's transformation from nerdy teenager to nerdy teenager with superstrength is retold in The Amazing Spider-Man. NPR's Bob Mondello says that star Andrew Garfield is great as the awkward high-schooler with newfound powers, and keeps the movie from feeling superfluous.
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Can't Stop Clogging: 162 Dance Teams Storm The Capitol

More than 150 clogging teams from around the country have converged on the District to show off their unique blend of old and new school dancing in the National Independence Day Parade.

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A Cautionary Tale About Transforming Afghanistan

Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran believes the U.S. has made multiple miscalculations in waging war in Afghanistan. In his new book, Little America, he says the U.S. should have learned from a largely forgotten U.S. adventure undertaken there a half-century earlier.
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Dog Memoirs Will Fetch, Sit And Stay On Your Shelf

NPR reporter — and proud corgi owner — Julie Rovner takes a break from covering health care policy to dig through the pile of dog memoirs in the Morning Edition mailbox. From heartwarming to hard-nosed, there's something for everyone.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 3

Appreciating lasers, putt-putt practice, and reliving the best kind of invasion.

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'The Age Of Miracles' Considers Earth's Fragility

In Karen Thompson Walker's first book, climate change makes the Earth's rotation grow more and more sluggish, but this melancholy page-turner is more than just a disaster plot.

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