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Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock Taught Us Acceptance Is Highly Logical

4 hours 23 min ago

The Star Trek actor died Friday in Los Angeles, and NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says Nimoy's signature role taught fans the power of accepting their differences rather than fighting them.

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After Second Round Of Talks, Cubans, Americans Emerge Upbeat

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:50pm

Roberta Jacobson, the American diplomat leading the talks, said the talks were "productive and encouraging" and a U.S. embassy could open in Havana by April.

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Microphone Check Live: 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' Screening

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 7:39pm

In honor of Black History Month we went down to NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters to show Sam Greenlee's 1973 film and host a conversation about its resonance.

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Jenny Lewis On World Cafe

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:56pm

Hear the folk singer's acoustic version of the title track of her latest album, The Voyager.

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Episode 607: Captive Market

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:45pm

Kidnapping is big business in Nigeria. One man analyzed the industry, to find its weak points and better protect the people he loved.

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Leonard Nimoy's Advice to A Biracial Girl In 1968

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 6:19pm

When a young girl with a black mother and white father wrote to a teen magazine in 1968 about not fitting in, the Star Trek actor responded at length about how Spock navigated two cultures.

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Deadline Poetry

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:32pm

Two reporters explain their editorial decisions.

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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead In Moscow

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:28pm

On Friday, gunmen shot to death the prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was a longtime Russian opposition leader and a sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin.

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Mexican Attorney General Who Handled Case Of Vanished Students Will Step Down

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:27pm

Jesus Murillo Karam ran the investigation when 43 college students disappeared.

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The Confidence of a Solid Job

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:21pm

In one New York neighborhood, a priest and an ex-convict run a bakery and café that provides good jobs to young men coming out of jail.

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Growing Older Gracefully

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:21pm

Maria Hinojosa talks with Lorraine C. Ladish of VivaFifty.com about how Latinas can gain confidence as they grow older.

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Business, Confidence & Fashion

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:21pm

Zoë Damacela started her own fashion brand before finishing high school. As a young businesswoman of color, she tells us where her confidence comes from.

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The Immigration Mambo

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:21pm

Obama's immigration action has been tangled up in legal problems. For immigrants, it's just another step in the back-and-forth Maria Hinojosa likes to call "The U.S. Mambo."

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Are Latino Students Shy?

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:21pm

Latino students have been known to be "quiet" in the classroom. Producer Antonia Cereijido explores the many factors that may contribute to Latino students seeming shy.

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New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 5:03pm

A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps, but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.

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Jeb's Rowdy Supporters Help Him Escape The CPAC Lion's Den

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:58pm

The former Florida governor's supporters shouted down his hecklers at his much anticipated appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:41pm

Nemtsov served as a regional governor and deputy prime minister in the 1990s. He became an opposition leader and sharp critic of Putin in the early part of the last decade.

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'Battle Creek' An Attempt To Break CBS's Formulaic Lineup

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:39pm

On Sunday, CBS debuts Battle Creek, a new police drama set in small town Michigan that was dreamt up by the creator of Breaking Bad and executive produced by the creator of House.

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Jordan's 'Philosopher Prince': Literacy Would Help Fight Fanaticism

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:38pm

Royal elder Prince El Hassan bin Talal talks to Robert Siegel about the country's role in fighting terrorism and extremism. He concludes that the Arab world needs more literacy to combat fanaticism.

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The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Long-time President of Notre Dame Univeristy, Dies

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 4:19pm

Father Ted, as he was known to his friends, was influential in reshaping Catholic higher education. He was also a champion for human rights and nuclear disarmament.

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