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Star Wars Fans 'Use The Fourth' To Celebrate

Today is May 4, unofficially known as Star Wars Day — seemingly for the lone reason that it presents an opportunity for people to tell one another, "May the Fourth be with you." Fans of the George Lucas films are breaking out costumes and photos, and generally letting their Jedi flag fly.
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Ocean City's Springfest Features 'Boardwalked'

The 23rd annual Springfest celebration will be showcasing nearly a hundred vendors, including one that's selling repurposed pieces of the boardwalk.


Checkmate! Teen Chess Stars Make Their Move

The 2013 U.S. and Women's Chess Championships are under way in St. Louis, Missouri. Host Michel Martin speaks with two of the competition's youngest players. Kayden Troff is the current under-14 World Youth Chess Champion, and at 15, Sarah Chiang is the youngest woman competing in the Women's Chess Championships.

Hey Teenagers! We Want To Hear Your Stories

NPR and Radio Diaries are looking for personal, surprising stories from teens. Write it, photograph it (and record it if you want) and submit it to the storytelling site Cowbird. Two entries will be picked to produce audio stories with Radio Diaries and a selection will be featured on
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Privately-Owned Jet Scrambled For Ocean City Air Show

The Blue Angels had to cancel their engagement with the Ocean City Air Show due to sequestration, but organizers were able to find a replacement — one of few that exists.