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Scott Simon On Sharing His Mother's Final Moments On Twitter

The Weekend Edition host used Twitter to share his observations and feelings in the final, tender moments of his mother's life. In a conversation with NPR's Audie Cornish, Simon remembers his late mom and explains how the social media community bolstered his spirits in a time of grieving.
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"Our Nixon:" A New Documentary

Most people know Richard Nixon secretly taped Oval Office conversations during his presidency. But few are aware that three of Nixon's top aides obsessively used home movie cameras to document their time at the White House; capturing...

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Virginia Supreme Court Denies Public Access To Audio Of Oral Arguments

Sessions at the Virginia Supreme Court are recorded, however, the audio files are kept secret, and video recordings are forbidden.

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The Reply To Email Overload? Prioritize — Or Turn It Off

In this age of digital overload, we're forced to pay "continuous partial attention" to the world around us. The problem of too much email is so prevalent that a Wall Street titan is using it as his legal defense. Experts offer tips on dealing with the email onslaught.
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Heads Roll At TV Station That Broadcast Bogus Pilots Names

The Bay Area's KTVU-TV broadcast obviously made-up and offensive names of what it said were the pilots on board Asiana Flight 214, which crashed on July 6. Now it has reportedly taken action against some of the staffers who were at the station that day.
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'Cubicle Guy' Pops Up: Weiner News Conference Made Him A Star

Who was that white-haired guy who kept peering over the former congressman's shoulder Tuesday? He became a social media star known as "cubicle guy." Well, it was a New York City radio reporter who says that "cubicle guy had no idea that he was cubicle guy."
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More Latinos Read All About It In English

A growing share of Latino adults — now at 82 percent — are turning to English-language news sources, while fewer consume news in Spanish, a new survey says. Researchers say demographic shifts among Latinos explain the trends.
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Despite Many Threats, Afghan TV Satire Mocks The Powerful

Afghanistan's top political comedy sketch show mocks aspects of day-to-day life in hopes of shaming the government to clean up its act. The cast of Zang-e-Khatar, or Danger Bell, has tackled everything from corruption to bad roads, and they've received death threats for doing it.
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Royal Baby News Or No? Guardian Lets Web Visitors Decide

The Guardian's U.S. editor in chief, Janine Gibson, discusses how the news organization came up with the idea to let visitors to its website see news about the royal baby or not. You can click on "Royalist" or "Republican." (In the U.S., the choice is "Royalist" or "Not a royalist.") We muse on what this means.
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Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

In her long career, Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture — but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end. She died Saturday morning at the age of 92.

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