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Teenage Brain: Gateway To A 'Bright And Dark' World

For author Meg Wolitzer, John Neufeld's 1969 novel Lisa, Bright and Dark opened the door to more intense reads on mental illness. Has a book you've read ever acted as a gateway to harsher, truer or more literary novels? Tell us in the comments.
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Taboo Revival: Talking Private Parts In Public Places

Earlier this month, there was a national uproar when a Michigan state legislator was disciplined for using a clinical sexual term during a debate. According to linguist Geoff Nunberg, it was just one of many such incidents that reflect a trend he calls the New Reticence.
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Age, Demographics And Ethics Make For A Tough Primary For Charlie Rangel

Charles Rangel's long career in Congress is at risk in Tuesday's New York primary. He is 82, faces a redrawn district, and is coming off being censured by his colleagues.
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Behind The 'Model Minority,' An American Struggle

The Pew Research Center says Asian-Americans are now the fastest-growing ethnic and immigrant group in the United States. Pew says Asian-Americans also tend to be the most educated and prosperous. But every Asian group here has a different immigration story.
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Facing Up To Bullies, Everywhere But On Reality TV

The fight against bullying has become increasingly high profile over the past couple of years, drawing in many big-name celebrities. But in the world of reality TV, says commentator Eric Deggans, bullying is alive and well as a profitable career move.
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Title IX At 40: What Has Changed, And What's Next

It's been 40 years since the adoption of Title IX, the gender equity law that changed college athletics for both women and men. Commenting on the law's future, Frank Deford says that as women dominate college rolls, football fans might be in for a rude shock.
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Week In Politics: Obama's New Deportation Policy

Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Linda Chavez, a syndicated columnist. They discuss President Obama's new deportation policy and the economy.
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NewsPoet: Robert Pinsky Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Robert Pinsky. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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My Kinky Relationship With The Teeny Weenie Afro

Transitioning from chemically straightened hair to a TWA, or teeny weenie afro, was more of a challenge than NPR.org editor Tanya Ballard Brown initially anticipated.

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