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An NPR War Correspondent Reflects On A Pet Turning 100 (In Dog Years)

When NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder after covering the Iraq War, she found comfort at the Mexico City pound in the form of Ursa.
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Finding A New Life, After An Abusive Marriage And A Prison Sentence

In 1987, Mytokia Fair shot and killed her husband — before battered spouse syndrome was an admissible defense in Maryland. She served three years in prison before her 15-year sentence was commuted.
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Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.
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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

The Republican lawmaker from Virginia who died this week was not afraid to go against his party, or reach across the aisle, to stand against corruption.
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For Ray Rice, Is A Two-Game Suspension Light Punishment?

Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Female Bricklayer Defied Doubters To Build Baltimore Landmarks

Barbara Moore was the only woman bricklayer in Baltimore when she started the job in 1973. "A lot of the older guys didn't think I should be there," she tells her daughter on a visit to StoryCorps.
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Making Space For People Who Are Out Of the Spotlight

In her final "Can I Just Tell You?" essay for Tell Me More, host Michel Martin reflects on and expresses gratitude to the people who've made the biggest impression on her: the listeners.
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We Can Be Heroes — With Some Glue And A Little Fabric

The cosplay community has descended on the annual Comic-Con in San Diego. They're the dedicated folks who create lovingly accurate costume reproductions of their favorite fictional characters.
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Happy Birthday To Amazon, And Its Data Mining

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Amazon.com as it celebrates its 20th birthday this month, examining the ways in which we're courted online to buy just about everything.
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When It Comes To Other People's Kids, Should Parents Intervene?

A South Carolina mother was jailed on charges of child neglect because her 9-year-old daughter was found playing at a park by herself. Should she have been punished? A panel of parents weigh in.

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