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A Beauty Queen Steps Out Of The Closet

Djuan Trent was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2010, and last week she came out as "queer" on her personal blog. Trent talks about being both a beauty queen and a member of the LGBT community.

#NPRWIT Wants Your Ideas

Throughout March, Tell Me More is engaging with women innovators across the globe as they live-tweet a day in their lives on Twitter. Email your thoughts to or use hashtag #NPRWIT.

Edward Snowden Tells SXSW He'd Leak Those Secrets Again

The former NSA contractor, who has revealed large amounts of classified information about U.S. surveillance programs, appeared by video from Russia.

Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous

The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.

Sandy Hook Killer's Father Wishes His Son Hadn't Been Born

In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school.

Aaaahh: Thirsty California Enjoys A Drink Of Water

Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California. The state's drought is far from over — but the fresh water is a welcome sight at reservoirs.

Italy's Culture Minister Takes Aim At U.S. Weapons Manufacturer

Armalite is a weapons manufacturer in Illinois, and Dario Franceschini is upset about an image from ArmaLite's "Work of Art" ad campaign. It shows Michelangelo's David cradling an assault rifle.

Identity Theft Tops Dirty Dozen List Compiled By IRS

It's not a list of criminals — it's the most common tax scams and they could affect you. David Greene talks with Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate at the Internal Revenue Service.

Signs Point To A Slowing U.S. Housing Market

After rising sharply in 2013, home prices in many areas are leveling off. An interesting and worrisome development for most Americans because their home is often their most valuable asset.

Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

A study finds that people over 50 have difficulty getting rid of unneeded possessions. Some of this is for emotional reasons and some of it for physical ones.