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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

In Pablo Picasso's painting The Blue Room, infrared technology this week revealed the canvas' previous occupant: a portrait of a melancholy, mustachioed man.
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Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.
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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?
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Afghans Are The Winners In Their Presidential Elections

Host Scott Simon takes note of the huge turnout and great pride Afghans exhibited during their presidential election runoff.
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In Tikrit, Meet The New Boss, Same As The Old Boss

In 2003, NPR's Scott Simon and Peter Breslow were in Iraq. Back then, the city of Tikrit had just been liberated by U.S. troops. Today, Islamic hardliners are once again in charge.
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Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone'

Fifty years ago, J.T. Johnson and Al Lingo jumped into a whites-only pool in Florida as part of a civil rights protest. They were taken to jail — after the hotel owner poured acid into the water.
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Do You Want The Truth, Or Do You Just Like Your Story Better?

In her "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin warns against letting an assumed narrative overtake the facts of a story.
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Go Ahead, Host A Giant Sports Spectacular. But It Will Cost You

Commentator Frank Deford compares FIFA, the organization that puts on soccer's World Cup, with the International Olympic Committee — and finds both lacking.
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On The 70th Anniversary Of D-Day, A Look At What Could Have Been

Seventy years ago, U.S. assault troops landed on Omaha Beach during the invasion of Normandy, deciding the course of history. What might be different today if they had been turned back?
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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

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