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History Lost And Found: A Letter From Titanic

John Edward Simpson was a ship's doctor aboard the Titanic. He wrote a letter to his mother back home in Belfast, a few bits of news and fond wishes. The letter, sent from the great ship's last port of call, made it home. Simpson did not.
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'Heretics': The Crisis Of American Christianity

Americans are still as religious as ever, says New York Times columnist Ross Douthat. It's the churches and institutions that have declined. In his latest book, Bad Religion, Douthat argues that the U.S. become a nation of heretics.
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Former Yankees Pitcher Jim Bouton Plays Not My Job

Bouton's classic baseball memoir Ball Four, first published in 1970, is just out as an e-book. Bouton famously wrote about shenanigans in baseball, but compared to other sports, baseball players are hardly immoral at all. We're going to ask him about people who really know how to cheat.
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The Fourth Stooge: Memories Of 'Uncle Shemp'

NPR's Sue Goodwin says Hollywood may not always remember the man her father called "Uncle Shemp," but her family does.
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Flash Mob Of Strutting Seniors Surprise Dulles Mall

Flash mobs are becoming a more common occurence with their spontaneous antics, but few could have anticipated the group of dancing seniors that struck Dulles Town Mall Friday.

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Permanent Siesta: 3 Books To Whisk You Away

You don't usually travel to distant places with heavy books. And besides, you're traveling, not reading, right? But author Adam Wilson suggests three books that you should take with you — regardless of their weight. Do you have a favorite book to read while you travel? Let us know in the comments.
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'Airbender' Creators Reclaim Their World In 'Korra'

The big-screen version of The Last Airbender was a box-office disaster, panned by critics and loathed by fans of the popular TV series it was based on. Now, as NPR's Neda Ulaby reports, the original show's creators have been given the rare chance to rebuild their franchise with a new series.
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Dining With Disaster: Reviving The Last Meal On The Titanic

Dining on the doomed ship Titanic was epic, and many people are recreating those feasts to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ship's demise. First-class passengers feasted on oysters, foie gras, and other luxuries.
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Tagalog Translator Reminisces On Rivers, Mountains

As part of Tell Me More's series for National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin shares a poetic tweet from translator and writer Susan Layug of Chicago, Illinois. Listeners are invited to tweet original poems of 140 characters or less to #TMMPoetry.

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