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Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

Inky the octopus escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand and into Hawke's Bay. NPR's Scott Simon celebrates his ingenuity and second-guesses the octopus's inclusion on his dinner plate.
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Week In Politics: Democratic Debate, GOP Outcry Over Delegates

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic debate in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donald Trump's outcry over delegate selection.
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When It Comes To Terms Like 'Colored People's Time,' Context Matters

Bill de Blasio's been getting dragged for joking about "CPT." Once more, with gusto: When it comes to terms like this, context matters. Who's saying it, where and to whom?
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Some Blacks Did Support Bill Clinton's Crime Bill. Here's Why

Bill Clinton was right in saying that some African-Americans supported the 1994 crime bill. It was part of the response to the crack epidemic that devastated many black communities in the 1980s.
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Merle Haggard, Country's Outlaw With A Heartfelt Message

NPR's Scott Simon spent some time with the country legend aboard his tour bus in 2001. Simon remembers a man who'd come a long way since his imprisonment at San Quentin, where he did time for robbery.
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Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, 'Religious Freedom' Bills

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
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Why I Love Riding On The Women-Only Car On Delhi's Metro

Some people say there shouldn't have to be such cars, that they put women on the periphery. I disagree.
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'Hijack Selfie' Photo Subject Sought Fame In Dangerous Circumstances

Why would someone pose for a picture with a supposed suicide bomber? In this commentary, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about seeking the price of fame during a dangerous situation.
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Week In Politics: Wisconsin Primary, Abortion Politics

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest in the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races.
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When You Become The Person You Hate On The Internet

Author Sarah Hepola has complained for years about the random hatred of the Internet. Then, with one careless post, she became part of the problem.

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