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Packing Up Old Memories At NPR

As NPR changes headquarters in Washington, D.C., and moves to a new building, a few hosts reflect on the mementos they've accumulated over the years.
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Roger Ebert: Elegance And Empathy

Roger Ebert wrote simply, abundantly, gorgeously — and on deadline for 46 years at the Chicago Sun-Times. Over the years, his work reminded us that empathy is the grace note of a good life, not just great art.
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Even Dictionaries Grapple With Getting 'Marriage' Right

Lexicographers know they're in the hot seat as they confront the changing use of the word "marriage." Linguist Geoff Nunberg says the key to getting the new definition right is to crisply describe everything that's in the category and nothing that isn't.
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What Do We Lose, And Gain, When Reducing A Life To A Recipe?

It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
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Humble Gestures Define New Pope

Pope Francis surprised many this week by washing the feet of young inmates instead of priests in a grand basilica. The ceremony emulates the way Jesus washed the feet of his twelve disciples. On this Easter weekend, Scott Simon considers the meaning behind Pope Francis' break with tradition.
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Week In Politics: Same-Sex Marriage At The Supreme Court, Gun Laws

Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker. They discuss the Supreme Court's hearing this week of cases concerning California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

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