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Art, Race And Murder: Meet Florida's 'Highwaymen'

They are credited with churning out some 200,000 landscape paintings in the area of Fort Pierce, Fla., since the 1960s. And a teenager named Alfred Hair was the mastermind behind the whole operation.
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Mike Nichols Warns 'Death' May Be His Final Curtain

Mike Nichols has won every major entertainment award over a long career in theater, comedy, TV and film. He returned to Broadway directing a revival of Death of a Salesman, which picked up seven Tony nominations. Nichols warns the production may be his last. Originally broadcast May 23, 2012.
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D.C. Police Chief Lanier On July 4 Preparations

As the masses converge on Washington D.C. to enjoy the Independence Day festivities, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier explains how her department has prepared for a major event amidst widespread storm damage.

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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 4

Celebrate our Independence Day with the Folklife Festival, Bogey, and D.C. Landscapes.

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Bordellos, Bandits And One Big Mississippi Adventure

This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of William Faulkner's death. His novel The Reivers was the coming-of-age story that author Ralph Eubanks needed to rocket him into his teenage years and on to adulthood. What is your favorite coming-of-age story? Tell us in the comments below.
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Andy Griffith: A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock'

In a career that spanned half a century, Griffith starred in five different TV series and made more than 30 movies. He was most famous for playing a gentle small-town sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show and the courtly Southern lawyer on Matlock. Griffith died Tuesday at age 86.
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Summer Cooking Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'

Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes — everything from meats to vegetables to, yes, even desserts.
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A Lanky Teenager On The Path To (Super) Power

Peter Parker's transformation from nerdy teenager to nerdy teenager with superstrength is retold in The Amazing Spider-Man. NPR's Bob Mondello says that star Andrew Garfield is great as the awkward high-schooler with newfound powers, and keeps the movie from feeling superfluous.

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