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Paul McCartney Gets Married In London

British media are aflutter amid reports that Paul McCartney may marry American Nancy Shevell today. The couple announced their engagement earlier this year. Shevell, 51, would be the former Beatle's third wife.
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A Soldier's Story Set To Gunfire In 'Hell And Back'

The documentary Hell and Back Again was a standout at Sundance, and it hits theaters this week. It follows Marine Sgt. Nathan Harris from Afghanistan back home to North Carolina. Director Danfung Dennis made an unusual choice for this film: no musical score. Instead, he uses sounds gathered on the battlefield and manipulates them to highlight the emotion of the story. Noah Nelson of Turnstyle News reports.
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'Ides Of March': Political Intrigue Not Far From Reality

George Clooney directs and stars in the movie, The Ides of March, as a Democratic candidate for the presidential nomination. His campaign, however, is really a backdrop for power plays and infighting among the campaign staff. Host Audie Cornish speaks to screenwriter Grant Heslov, who co-wrote the film with Clooney and says they took their inspiration from real-life political deals and personalities.
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'Ten Letters': What Americans Tell Obama

The White House receives some 20,000 letters and emails a day, and occasionally citizens are surprised by a personal response to their missives. Host Audie Cornish speaks with Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, who writes about this correspondence in his book Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President.
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A Highly Logical Christopher Columbus

Identify errors of fact, logic and grammar in a short essay on Christopher Columbus.
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Readings From Three-Minute Fiction: Round 7

We received 3,400 original stories in this round of Three-Minute Fiction. Until the winner is announced next month, we'll be reading a few of the stories that catch our eyes. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Robert Smith introduces the stories "The Weatherby" by Nicholas Googins of Waltham, Massachusetts, and "Turnover" by Margaret Friedman of Seattle, Washington.
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It's A Bloody Business, Being A Demon

It's haunted house season. Just who are these people who are willing to spend a whole month covered in fake blood, chasing kids in the dark?
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Modern Horror Defined By Edgy Realism Of The 1970s

By the late 1960s, classic horror movies pioneered by Vincent Price and Boris Karloff had run out of steam. What took their place was something different, edgier and altogether more terrifying.

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