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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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Letters: Mortgages And The 1940 Census

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about mortgage barriers for home buyers and census data from 1940.
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Watching Your Child Go Off To War

With pride and sadness, writer David Freed watched his son Robert go off to the war in Afghanistan. In a piece in the Los Angeles Times, Freed suggests that politicians who vote or make orders to deploy service members don't understand the full extent of what it means to have a loved one serve.
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Once Again, Santorum Keeps It Close But Falls Further Behind

Rick Santorum came surprisingly close to an upset in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, losing to Mitt Romney by less than 5 percentage points. It was not as heartbreakingly close as his previous losses in Michigan and Ohio, but it was one more reminder of what might have been.
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Is It Time To Tone Down The Tiger Woods Coverage?

With the Masters tournament poised to begin Thursday, Tiger Woods continues to dominate golf coverage — despite the fact that he isn't actually winning tournaments.
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Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups

So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.
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Letters: On The 'Republic Of Texas'

Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish read listener email about a story on the imagined Republic of Texas.

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