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'Artist' Comes Out On Top As Oscars Regroup, Reminisce

The Artist and Hugo — two movies about movies — were the two big winners at Sunday night's Oscars. The show itself? Well, with Billy Crystal hosting and a raft of tame reminders about the magic of movies, "cautious" might be the best word.
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A Vietnam Vet Teaches More Than The Alphabet

Ron Cushman's journey to teaching started when he was severely wounded in the Vietnam War. Having a hook for a hand made him nervous around students until he found a way to make his injury a part of the lesson.
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Other People's Atrocities: None Of Our Business?

Events as disparate as the cruel violence in Syria and the unnerving conditions where Apple's iPads are made in China, raise a recurring question: When do a country's internal affairs become the business of the world? And when do we make that our personal business?
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NewsPoet: Craig M. Teicher Writes The 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 Craig Morgan Teicher. Want to write your own poem about the days news? You can put them in the comments below.
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Week In Politics: Changing Tax Code And Primaries

Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the Republican candidate's taxes and next week's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
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Friday's Political Grab Bag: Romney Leans On Bush's Economic Team Etc.

Romney is relying on some of George W. Bush economic advisers to refine his message; Santorum is gaining support from GOP according to a poll, and comedian Bill Maher gave $1 million during a live San Jose, CA stage show to President Obama's superPAC.
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Romney Reaches Out To Skeptical Tea Partiers In Michigan

In Michigan, Rick Santorum is counting on the Tea Party to see him as the true conservative option in the race, but Mitt Romney is challenging that claim.
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Man Gives U.S. Vets Two Things: Haircuts, And Hope

To help U.S. troops ease back into civilian life, veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza has set up a trailer in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs campus. There, he gives the returning soldiers free haircuts — and a friendly, safe space to hang out.

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