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From Classic Toys To New Twists, Kids Go Back To Blocks

NPR's Neda Ulaby investigates a trend in toys that sounds awfully familiar: Manufacturers are finding new ways to get kids interested in playing with blocks, both real and virtual.
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Journalist Michael Hastings Dies In Car Crash At Age 33

The journalist whose candid interviews of Gen. Stanley McChrystal led to the officer's eventual removal from his post has died in a car crash, according to reports.
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New Ads Still Warn A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

The United Negro College Fund's new campaign shows just how much the way we talk about and around race has changed.
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Facebook, Microsoft Reveal Requests For User Data

The tech giants say they have been allowed to reveal data requests from the government in broad terms, but expressed frustration that they aren't permitted to say more.
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The Protojournalist: An NPR Project

Welcome to NPR's new journalism project, a blog devoted to finding new, inventive and engaging ways to tell stories.
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Gannett To Buy TV Station Owner Belo For $2.2 Billion

The deal for $1.5 billion in cash and more than $700 million in Belo debt will nearly double the number of Gannett-owned TV stations, to 43.
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How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help

When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.
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'Now What?': Greeks Confront Shutting Of Public Broadcaster

The Greek government abruptly shut down ERT and fired its staff in an effort to downsize the public sector, which has been criticized as a bastion of corruption and bloat. But many Greeks see the rushed closure as a dictatorial move that will compromise the country's troubled media.

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