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Home Has 4 Wheels: Photos Of People Who've Broken Down Walls

People live out of their cars for all sorts of reasons. Photographer Andrew Waits set out to document their stories. He asked dozens of people across five states why they had left their houses behind.
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Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation

Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2009, but the show's host, LeVar Burton, is raising money for an interactive website — and offering some pledge rewards that make NPR tote bags pale in comparison.
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The Life Of Poet Maya Angelou, From Poverty To Presidential Prizes

Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86.
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Maya Angelou Reads 'Still I Rise'

Author and poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. In a recording, Angelou reads her poem "Still I Rise."
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Poet And Memoirist Maya Angelou

In 1986, Angelou spoke to Terry Gross about Southern influences in her writing, her love of autobiography and how, as a traumatized young girl, poetry inspired her to start speaking again.
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#YesAllWomen Puts Spotlight On Misogyny

As details emerge about a Santa Barbara college student who killed six people, Americans are raising questions on social media about misogyny, sex and entitlement. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
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Nikki Giovanni Honors Her Late Friend Maya Angelou

Legendary poet Maya Angelou died Wednesday at the age of 86. Poet Nikki Giovanni, who was a friend, remembers her life and work.
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Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86

Angelou refused to speak for much of her childhood and revealed the scars of her past in her groundbreaking memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. She opened doors for black and female writers.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 28

You can see an old play about love, money and family or celebrate the 30th anniversary of a best-selling reggae album with the band behind it.

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McMurtry Takes Aim At A Legend In 'Last Kind Words Saloon'

The famed writer of Westerns uses his first novel in five years to blow a few holes in the myths surrounding the shootout at the OK Corral. Reviewer Alan Cheuse calls it "a peach of a book."

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