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Week In Politics: NSA Surveillance, U.S.-Russia Relations

Melissa Block talks to political commentators Amy Sullivan correspondent for National Journal and director of the Next Economy Project, and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's news conference, U.S. relations with Russia and the governor's race in Virginia.
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Beware The Grill Interloper Who's Eyeing Your Tongs

When you invite friends over for a barbeque, you may well discover that the primal tug of meat and fire is too powerful for some male guests to resist. Give them half a chance and they will take over the grill. It's an international phenomenon.
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Wandering Appetites: Hunting The Elusive Noodle

Jennifer Lin-Liu's On the Noodle Road takes readers on a journey along the former Silk Road, looking for the origins of the noodle. But reviewer T. Susan Chang says that the book gets tied into knots when the quest turns cold.
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Bracing For Google Glass: An In-Your-Face Technology

The new eyeglass frames allow you to take pictures and browse the Internet while you wear them. Early adopters focused on the tiny screens have already been dubbed "glassholes." Fresh Air linguist Geoff Nunberg reminds us that in Shakespeare's time "distraction" was another word for madness.
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Scott Simon Remembers His Mother, 140 Characters At A Time

Patricia Lyons Simon Newman died in Chicago, at the age of 84. Scott Simon, her son, tweeted from her bedside in the intensive care unit. He remembers her wisdom and wit, which she held on to as the hours wound down, and all the lessons she taught him.
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Ex-Rep. Lindy Boggs: Advocate For Women, Dedicated To Family

The former congresswoman from New Orleans and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican died Saturday morning. She was 97. NPR's Linda Wertheimer traces her life and accomplishments, along with her personal legacy.
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Week In Politics: Obama's Economic Speaking Tour, NSA

Robert Siegel talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's economic speaking tour and the National Security Agency.
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Is It Time To See Each Other's Tears?

NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
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Of Hoodies And Lost Time

In the wake of the George Zimmerman trial, an NPR producer reflects on the time and energy he has lost trying to avoid being seen as a threatening black man.
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Week In Politics: Napolitano Resignation, Immigration Reform

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's resignation, immigration reform and the farm bill.

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