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The True Weight Of Water

A recent report from the Department of the Interior suggests that the Colorado River is drying out. But commentator Craig Childs says sometimes the answers are simpler than they seem.
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Commentary: On Climate Change, States Must Take The Lead

After the District's warmest year on record, Mike Tidwell of the Chesapeake Climate Action says that state governments can't wait for the federal government to take action.

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Online 'Shaming' A New Level Of Cyberbullying For Girls

Many teenagers are living half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Temitayo Fagbenle finds disturbing is something she calls "slut shaming" — using photos and videos to turn a girl's private life inside out.
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Headlines That Got More Attention Than They Deserved

Morning Edition commentator John Ridley shares some of his top "non-troversies" of the year. All those news stories that seemed so important at the time but that now make you say "really?"
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Close Out The Year With Some Best-Selling Last Words

As the year comes to an end, NPR librarian Kee Malesky shares closing lines from some great novels — those last few moments spent with a story that you love.
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On Your Plate In 2013, Expect Kimchi And Good-For-You Greens

NPR food commentator Bonny Wolf dishes out predictions for hot foods in the new year. She says Asia is the new Europe and that healthy, farm-to-table trends will even make it into your cocktails.
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'Light Doesn't Die': A Sister's Poem For Slain Sandy Hook Teacher

Unable to sleep in the days after the Newtown, Conn., killings, Emily Leukhardt found herself writing about the sister who she says was "just fundamentally good."

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