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May the Fourth Be With You: It's Star Wars Day

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. By that, we mean he's walking all over the place. Fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day — or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.
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The 'Marvelous Living' Of Soprano Jessye Norman

One of the most celebrated voices of her generation talks about her new autobiography, Stand Up Straight and Sing! The opera star journeyed from the segregated South to a divided Berlin and beyond.
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A Quest For Higher Power In 'The Snow Queen'

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Michael Cunningham about his new book, The Snow Queen, in which his characters plunge into a metaphysical world while navigating family relationships.
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Read Between The Letters

Every answer is a five-letter word. You will be given a clue for the word. Besides describing the answer, the clue will also contain the answer in consecutive letters.
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Obama Cracks Wise At White House Correspondents Dinner

The president's punchlines spared no one, least of all himself, at the annual schmooze-fest for political bigwigs and Hollywood A-listers.

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Drawing From The Experience Of 'Indolent But Relentless' Cancer

Cartoonist Matt Freedman chronicled 60 days of cancer treatment in illustrations and in writing. "I didn't think of it as a book or a journal to share," he says, "but simply as a kind of experience."
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Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies; Played Sleuths On TV Hits

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.'s streak of success as a leading man on TV stretched across three decades. The star of 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. died at home in California.
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NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.
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Ralph Nader Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.
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'The Noble Hustle': In Vegas And In Life, We Play The Cards We're Dealt

Novelist Colson Whitehead is also a devoted poker player. And in 2011 Grantland gave him the assignment to write about the World Series of Poker — by playing in it.

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