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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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One NYC Indie Bookstore Survives By Being Small And Specialized

As bookstores both large and small close across the country, Posman Books, a niche-focused, nimble bookseller, is about to open its fourth store in Manhattan.
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Poland's Tumultuous History Never Straightforward In 'Ida'

Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.
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'24' Returns To Live Another Action-Packed Day

Jack Bauer is back and fighting terrorism in Europe. Can he save the day again? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kiefer Sutherland about bringing Bauer back for a new season of "24."
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San Diego Animal Ambassador 'ZooKeeper Rick' Plays Not My Job

We'll ask Rick Schwartz three questions not about zoos, but rather, about Zumba.

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