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As Video Gaming Goes Pro, Viewers Pay Up

Video gaming has become a spectator sport. This weekend in New York, 32 of the world's top gamers are gathered to compete. Host Scott Simon speaks with eSports shoutcaster Mike Lamond (aka "Husky") about the growing popularity of professional video gaming.
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'Watergate' Revisited: Inside The Criminal Minds

In his latest novel, Thomas Mallon takes a fresh look at the scandal that brought down the Nixon administration, re-imagining it through the eyes of the cast of characters involved.
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In Tombstone, The O.K. Corral Still Looms Large

After more than a century, the gunfight that made lawman Wyatt Earp famous continues to draw more than half a million tourists to the dusty Arizona town each year.
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Athena's Library, The Quirky Pillar Of Providence

Athenaeums are social libraries, cornerstones of a community where you don't just borrow books — you can visit cherished antiquities, hold talks, attend parties and even bring your dog. In Providence, R.I., the "Ath" is a 19th-century library with the soul of a 21st-century rave party.
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NewsPoet: Craig M. Teicher Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month our NewsPoet is Craig Morgan Teicher. Want to write your own poem about the days news? You can put them in the comments below.
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Quote On MLK Memorial To Be Fixed, But How?

How do you change something that is literally set in stone? That's the question the architects of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial are asking themselves after a paraphrased quote carved into the monument sparked a barrage of criticism.
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Why Woody Allen Is Always MIA At Oscars

Filmmaker Woody Allen is notorious for not attending the Oscars each year, despite his numerous nominations.

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