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Brooklyn Mack, From Ball Player To Ballet Star

Brooklyn Mack used to dream of becoming a football player. He took up ballet, at age 12, to beef up his athleticism — and he never turned back. Earlier this summer, Mack became the first African-American man to win gold at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Mack speaks with host Michel Martin about his life and his career.
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Nobody, Not Even Your Mom, Has Such Small Hands: 10 Other Products 'For Her'

We take a moment to consider the "Bic For Her" pen and what other products might follow in its wake.
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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 29

Middle Eastern landscapes, International Expressions, and The Ultimate Story Showcase.

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Grow Your Own Locust Kit Could Someday Help Feed African Refugees

Insects, such as locust and grasshoppers, are a cheap source of protein that requires minimum resources to farm. Taking advantage of these properties, two design students have built an emergency food kit that allows families in a Kenyan refugee camp to grow their own source of protein--locust.
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'Real Romney' Authors Dissect His Latest Campaign

Michael Kranish's and Scott Helman's biography on Mitt Romney — The Real Romney — is now out in paperback with a new afterword. The authors discuss Romney's shift to the right, his faith and his recent comment "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate."
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Drinking, Dancing, Dolly Parton: Photos Of The '70s Country Music Scene

Believe it or not, this visual catalog of country music culture was shot by a kid from Boston.
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Tampa's Gift To Sandwich Lovers: A History Of "The Cuban"

This spring, Tampa, Fla., bested Miami when it was voted the true home of the Cuban sandwich by readers of NPR's food blog "The Salt." The debate continues, however, over the sandwich's exact origins, and the proper mix of ham, pork, salami, Swiss cheese and mustard served on Cuban breads. We explore Tampa's culinary gifts, including -- and beyond -- the Cuban sandwich.

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YouTube Trends: Politics And Pop, Yes, But Education And Science, Too

A check-in with what's trending on YouTube reveals interest in Korean pop, politics and science.

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