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Imagining An Old Timey World With 'InstaVox'

What if there was an app that did for your voice what Instagram does for you photos? We propose InstaVox — an app that takes speech and applies different filters. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
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Op-Ed: Court's Ruling Enables Homeless People

In 2011, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction banning Los Angeles police from confiscating and destroying the belongings of homeless people on Skid Row. In the Los Angeles Times, Carol Schatz argues that the ruling, intended to protect the homeless, puts them in greater danger.
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Bosnia Remembers When The World Looked Away

A river of 11,541 empty red chairs flowed through the streets of Sarajevo on Friday, honoring those who died in the Siege of Sarajevo 20 years ago. It might remind us today that while getting involved can be costly, there is also a cost for not acting — in lives.
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Your Letters: Racial Terms And Baseball Legends

A particular phrase we used in last week's coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting prompted many listener comments. Last week we also spoke to baseball legends (and New York Yankees) Yogi Berra and Ron Guidry. Host Scott Simon reads from listeners' letters.
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Week In Politics: Republican Primaries

Audie Cornish speaks with Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and David Brooks of The New York Times about the turning tide in the Republican primaries.
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100 Years Later, Titanic Lives On In Letters

It's been 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the anniversary brings with it a barrage of literature. Former NPR editor Rachel Syme has been keeping track of the new releases and lists her favorites here. Do you have a favorite Titanic book? Let us know in the comments.
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75 Years Later: The Day The Town School Exploded

One of the worst school disasters in American history occurred 75 years ago, when an explosion killed hundreds of students at a school in East Texas. The traumatic event etched itself into the memory of Kenneth Honeycutt, now 83.

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