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Versatile Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams became a household name in 1978 starring in the TV sitcom Mork & Mindy. He went on to appear in films such as Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting, a role which earned him an Oscar.
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Poet Jennifer Chang Reads 'Again A Solstice'

We've been asking poets to tell us about their summers by reading us poems. Jennifer Chang was once asked to submit a summertime poem to The New York Times, but it was rejected for being too dark.
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Robin Williams, A Stand-up Act — On Stage, On Set And In Life

For NPR's film and TV critic Linda Holmes, a long-time love of Robin Williams began with his stand-up show A Night at the Met. Despite lauded dramatic turns, Williams always displayed humor and charm.
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Robin Williams, Comedic Master And Oscar Winner, Dies At 63

Robin Williams has died at the age of 63. Williams is remembered for his roles in TV and film, including an inspiring teacher in Dead Poet's Society and an Oscar-winning turn in Good Will Hunting.
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Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63

Williams was found in his California home Monday. The cause of death is believed to be suicide, according to a statement by the Marin County Sheriff's Office.
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As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.
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Nuclear 'Command And Control': A History Of False Alarms And Near Catastrophes

Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, spent six years researching America's nuclear weapons. In Command and Control, he details explosions, false attack alerts and accidentally dropped bombs.
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What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

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For A More Ordered Life, Organize Like A Chef

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.
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WWII POWs Build A Deathly Railway In 'The Narrow Road'

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Richard Flanagan, author of the new book The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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