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How Not To Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay

A Mumbai eatery is giving discounts to women who wear very high heels. Cops in a Russian city are pulling over female drivers to hand them roses.
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Barbershop: Chris Rock, Nina And Kendrick

Ravi Patel, Kara Brown and Alex Gale join the Barbershop to talk about Chris Rock's Oscars performance, a polarizing casting decision for a Nina Simone biopic and the surprise Kendrick Lamar album.
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Saldana As Simone Resurfaces A Debate Beyond Black And White

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reflects on the debate over the casting of Zoe Saldana in the role of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone. Saldana wore makeup to darken her skin and look more like Simone.
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Week In Politics: Super Tuesday, GOP Rift

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and author of Why the Right Went Wrong, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.
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Toms Shoes A Hit At Oscars, But Does Shoe Giveaway Hit The Mark?

The for-profit company gives a free pair of shoes to a poor child for every pair a consumer buys. Is that a good idea?
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Basketball's 3-Pointer: From Tacky Gimmick To Strategic Platform

This shot has come a far piece since it was adopted by the NBA in 1979, and Stephen Curry's prowess will make it an even bigger part of the game, according to sports commentator Frank Deford.
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When You Want To Express Empathy, Skip The Emoji

Facebook now sports "reactions" beyond the like button. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says emojis are great for everyday communication, but they fall short of truly expressing empathy.
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Commentary: Siri, Say What? A Southern Writer's Struggle With Dictation Apps

After a broken elbow and an unlucky bout with dictation apps, writer Julia Reed realized that she doesn't write like she talks.
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Wind At Sea Is Strangely Van Goghish, Says NASA

Sea surface currents look uncannily like a van Gogh sky. In this visualization, watch how wind dances on the ocean's surface, twisting and turning around the continents.
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Changes To French Spelling Make Us Wonder: Why Is English So Weird?

As the French debate spelling changes to their language, linguist Geoff Nunberg suggests that Americans take a closer look at some of the quirks of English.

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