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Mamma Mia! A Mother Tougher Than The Godfather

Mario Puzo isn't known for his strong female characters — but if you've read his pre-Godfather work, The Fortunate Pilgrim, you might think otherwise. Author Zoe Ferraris recommends this book, which is based on Puzo's own mother. Do you have a favorite literary matriarch? Tell us in the comments.
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NBA And NHL Playoffs: Does Anyone Really Care?

The NBA and NHL seasons are coming to a close, but as commentator Frank Deford points out, you couldn't be faulted for overlooking them.
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Letters: Sentencing In Rutgers Webcam Case

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read a comment from a listener about Monday's analysis of the trial of an ex-Rutgers student — and what sentence a cyberbully deserves. And on a lighter note, we correct two pop culture mistakes.
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NewsPoet: Carmen Gimenez Smith's Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Carmen Gimenez Smith. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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Op-Ed: Send Message Of U.S.-NATO Solidarity

In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.

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