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A Michel Du Cille Disciple Remembers His Late, Great Boss

NPR's Ben de la Cruz worked for du Cille at the Washington Post. Stunned by the news of the photographer's death in Liberia, de la Cruz tells what he learned from the man with the gentle soul.
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Hanukkah History: Those Chocolate Coins Were Once Real Tips

Many Jewish families celebrate the holiday by handing out gelt, chocolate coins covered in gold and silver. These days they're treats for kids. But the practice began as a way to thank labor.
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NYT Journalist James Risen Won't Be Forced To Reveal His Source

Attorney General Eric Holder won't compel the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter to name his confidential source on CIA operations. It's the conclusion of a standoff that has lasted for years.
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Georgia Woman Gets $100K Over Her Arrest For Cursing At Police

After seeing "yet another African American stopped for doing nothing other than being outside while black," Atlanta-area resident Amy Barnes says, she yelled profanities at police officers.
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Amazing Photos Show Clouds Filling The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon National Park sent out amazing photos of the event yesterday; on Friday, they posted a time-lapse video.
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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin allowing first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. But critics say the move is risky and could create another housing crisis.
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Do Guns On The Premises Leave Workers More Safe Or Less?

Private companies used to make their own rules about guns on their property. But a growing number of states have adopted laws allowing workers to keep guns in their cars in the workplace parking lot.
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The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.
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How Good Can Young NFL Quarterbacks Really Be?

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will start for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Robert Siegel talks to former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann about the record of rookies thrown into the spotlight.
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Photojournalist Michel Du Cille Chased The Tough Stories

Audie Cornish speaks with Kevin Merida, managing editor of The Washington Post, about the life and work of photojournalist Michel du Cille. The winner of three Pulitzer Prizes died Thursday.

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