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Watch: First Lady Michelle Obama Delivers Eulogy For Maya Angelou

Dignitaries like President Clinton, first lady Michelle Obama and Oprah spoke at the memorial service at Wake Forest University.
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A Horse — And A Horse Story — For The Ages

California Chrome seems like just the horse to break the drought and win the Triple Crown on Saturday, because so many aspects of his story seem extraordinary.
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Pink The Pelican Released After Pouch Surgery

In April, a California brown pelican's pouch was brutally slashed. Pink the pelican was released this week after successful surgery. NPR's Scott Simon talks with veterinarian Dr. Rebecca Duerr.
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Obama Reassures Allies As He Honors D-Day Sacrifices

President Obama has had an eventful visit to Europe, which included attending the 70th D-Day commemoration in Normandy.
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Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Auto Defects

A GM investigation revealed the company's failure to fix a deadly defect in its cars. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., about a law that would require more transparency.
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The Long-Range Staying Power Of The B-52

The B-52 bomber has recently undergone an overhaul of its communications systems. The aircraft has remained in continuous service since 1955. We look at what makes it so remarkable and enduring.
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Vets Bring A 'Level Of Selflessness' To Service In Congress

The number of veterans in Congress is at its lowest since World War II. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Seth Lynn of the Veterans Campaign about how he's trying to get those numbers back up.
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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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No One Judges The Ride At Americade

This week, bikers in the Northeast are flocking to Lake George, N.Y., for a motorcycle rally called Americade. Some 50,000 visitors take to the streets in tattoos, leather jackets and revving engines.
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Actor Tracy Morgan Injured In A Car Accident In New Jersey

The actor was scheduled for a stand-up gig at a Delaware casino. A tractor trailer is thought to have crashed into a bus limo carrying six passengers, including Morgan.

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