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High-Wire Artist Nik Wallenda Plays A Game Called 'Whoops'

In this week's Not My Job segment, we ask Nik Wallenda, a man who crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope, three questions about examples of extreme clumsiness on the job.
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Our Surveillance Society: What Orwell And Kafka Might Say

Revelations that the federal government is collecting massive amounts of data about telephone calls and Internet traffic has some people nervous that George Orwell's vision of Big Brother constantly watching them has come true.
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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts — But Do Too Many Of His Fans Watch For Free?

Watching Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go with a friend or family member's password? You're not nearly alone — and that may spell trouble for providers.
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Judy Blume Hits The Big Screen With 'Tiger Eyes' Adaptation

With the help of her son Lawrence Blume, Judy Blume has adapted her 1981 novel into a film. The widely beloved coming-of-age author speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about turning the book into a movie, and how the themes in Tiger Eyes echo her own life.
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Black Americans Give Entertainment Options Failing Grades

People often talk about African-Americans and other minorities being subject to "food deserts" — areas where fresh, healthy, affordable food is hard to come by. The findings of an NPR poll suggest that we should be thinking about "popcorn deserts," too.
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On National Doughnut Day, Free Food And Feel-Good History

Friday's holiday wasn't the brain child of doughnut vendors trying to push their sugary, deep-fried treats (though some will give them to you for free). The holiday stems from the wartime volunteer service of "dough girls" — and even helped to lighten the dark days of Vietnam POWs.

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