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Looking To Renovate, Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Hits Stumbling Blocks

The Torpedo Factory along Alexandria's Waterfront is in need of a facelift, but leaders at the arts center have had trouble finding ways to raise funds.

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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.
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Behind Optimus Prime (And Eeyore), One Man's Signature Voice

Peter Cullen, whose oeuvre ranges from Sonny and Cher to Winnie the Pooh, voiced the heroic robot-truck in the 1980s Transformers cartoons. He returned to the role for the series of live-action films.
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Ja Rule: 'I Took It Upon Myself To Become A Man'

Ahead of a new memoir, the rapper talks "real world" parenting, systemic racism, rhyming along to Mary J. Blige and being a celebrity in prison.
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In 'Snowpiercer,' A Never-Ending Train Ride And A Society Badly Off Track

After a climate change disaster, a train must circle the globe for its passengers to stay alive. The science fiction fable was inspired by a French graphic novel and directed by a South Korean auteur.
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Author Plumbs The Human Psyche Through 'Animal Madness'

Laurel Braitman's new book was born out of a near-tragedy: her frantic dog almost leaped to its death from a third-story window. She talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about mental illness and Animal Madness.
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The Missing Link

For each set of three words, find a word that can precede each one to complete a familiar two-word phrase or name. The first word in each set will name an animal.
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Pitcher R.A. Dickey Tells Kids It's OK To Be Different

Pitcher R.A. Dickey is a rare bird in major league baseball: a master of the knuckleball. Now he's also a children's author. NPR's Don Gonyea talks with him about his new book, Knuckleball Ned.
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How George Lucas Transformed The Modern Fairy Tale

Star Wars superfan and IMDb critic Melanie McFarland tells NPR's Don Gonyea why George Lucas's career is worthy of a $1 billion museum on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.
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'Rogue Elephant' Asks: Is Democracy Right For India?

Journalist Simon Denyer has been covering India's tumultuous political scene for most of the past decade. He tells NPR that Indian voters are tired of government corruption — but not of democracy.

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