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Boy Builds Braille Printer Out Of Lego

What do you get when you put a Lego robotics kit, basic tools and a creative mind together? A Braille printer. Shubham Banerjee, 12, talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his project to help the blind.
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Clowns Aren't Cool? Fewer Young People Don The Polka Dot Pants

Say it isn't so! The group Clowns of America, International announced a decline in membership. NPR's Scott Simon talks to professional clown and award-winning Broadway lyricist Murray Horowitz.
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Should The U.S. Choose Sides In Syria? A Democrat Says 'Yes'

As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., about why.
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A Republican View: U.S. Military Should Play No Role Syria

Some in Congress believe sending aid to Syria's opposition forces will drag the U.S. into a war it can't win. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., about his adamant stance.
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Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

During the state's profound drought, farmers are keep their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands for migrating birds. They serve as pop-up pit stops to help birds put on fat for their journeys.
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Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Fred Ho has combined improvisation with Asian themes to create his own form of political activism. Now, at age 56, Ho is dying of cancer.
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FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

The Federal Communications Commission conduced a strategic withdrawal from a politically controversial plan to ask journalists how they decide what is and isn't news.
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Asian-American Contestant, 'Villain' of 'Jeopardy,' Set To Return

Arthur Chu's aggressive playing style on the game show Jeopardy! led to a four-day winning streak and has stoked racist comments on social media. He is set to appear on the show again on Monday.
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Overdiagnosis Could Be Behind Jump In Thyroid Cancer Cases

The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has tripled since 1975, but more lives haven't been saved as a result.
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In 'Domain Awareness,' Detractors See Another NSA

Police are building software systems to integrate their data flows — from cameras to license plate scanners and social media — to better identify threats and suspects. But there's a privacy backlash.

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