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President Obama Calls To Curb Number Of Standardized Tests

The Obama Administration has a plan to limit the number of standardized tests that children take. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Anya Kamenetz about what changes the efforts might bring.
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Changing Korean-American Exclusion From North-South Reunions

Korean Americans are not allowed to partake in the North-South Korean reunions. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Chahee Stanfield of the National Coalition for the Divided Families about their options.
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How Presidential Hopefuls Faired At Iowa Democratic Party's Fundraising Dinner

Iowa's Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson Dinner can be a game changer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with national political correspondent Mara Liasson about how the presidential hopefuls faired.
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One Way To Handle A 'Gilmore Girls' Revival: 'I Wept Immediately'

Could the rumor be true: Is Netflix reviving Gilmore Girls? NPR's Rachel Martin turns to the hosts of the Gilmore Guys podcast to find out what fans want — and if the cast can pull it off.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Sarah Silverman; 'Bridge Of Spies'; 'The Living Bird'

Sarah Silverman opens up about depression and comedy. Critic John Powers reviews Bridge of Spies. Photographer Gerrit Vyn and writer Scott Weidensaul discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds.
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Bill Murray Talks The 'Kasbah' — And The Merits Of A Life Lived Phoneless

In Rock the Kasbah, he plays a tough-luck talent agent who finds a special voice in Afghanistan. In real life, the agentless Murray found something else after losing a phone: a "vacation from myself."
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The Week In World Series: Kansas City Royals To Face New York Mets

Host Scott Simon talks World Series (that'd be baseball) with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
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Should We End The Controversial Air Marshal Program?

The air marshal program established after 9/11 is still around and has cost $9 billion. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Congressman John Duncan about whether we should scrap the program.
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In A Tight Spot, Abducted Family Struggled For Freedom — And Hope

Trapped in a car trunk by kidnappers, Janette Fennell and her husband fought to get free — and save their baby, who'd been in the car, too. Now, years later, Fennell tells the story to her grown son.
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Where Does The 'Pull Up Your Pants' School Of Black Politics Come From?

The origins of "respectability politics" are more complicated than you might think.

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