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Justice Stevens: Six Little Ways To Change The Constitution

In a new book, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says we should rewrite the Second Amendment, abolish the death penalty and restrict political campaign spending.
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A Pixie Explores Vintage Porn In 'The Good Inn'

Black Francis, frontman of the Pixies, is trying his hand at literature. He's co-authored an illustrated novel based on the world's first pornographic film, a 1908 production called The Good Inn.
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A Fire Sparks Rivalry And Suspicion In 'The Art Of Secrets'

The Art of Secrets is the young-adult story of an investigation centered on a suspected hate crime in Chicago. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the book's author, high school librarian James Klise.
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Jim Gaffigan, Funny And Clean In 'Obsessed'

Comedian Jim Gaffigan takes aim at kale in his new comedy special, Obsessed. He reminds NPR's Scott Simon we once thought cottage cheese was healthy, even though it looks like cellulite.
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Stars Indulge In Versification At Poetry Gala

In celebration of National Poetry Month, some of the biggest names in show business took to the stage to read their favorite wordsmiths.
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Not My Job: Ballerina Misty Copeland Gets Quizzed On Morris Dancing

We've invited Copeland to answer three questions about a form of English folk dancing, which scholars believe originated one night in the Middle Ages when some guys got really drunk.
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Opera in the Outfield

For the sixth year of "Opera in the Outfield," the Washington National Opera will broadcast a live performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on the big screen at Washington’s ball park. Kojo talks about the organization's efforts to make opera more accessible.

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For Concentration Camp Doctor, A Lifetime Of Eluding Justice

Aribert Heim was a Nazi concentration camp doctor, yet he evaded prosecution after the war, spending the final years of his life on the run. Nicholas Kulish, co-author of The Eternal Nazi, explains.
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In 'Locke,' A Man's Life Unravels En Route To London

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is the only person the audience sees in this daring film by Steven Knight. Viewers spend an hour and a half in the car with him, on a solo drive from Birmingham to London.
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Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.

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