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Media Should Reflect A Profane Society, Critic Says

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:33am

Swear words are generally a no-go in the media. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jesse Scheidlower, president of the American Dialect Society, about why we need more obscenities in our daily lives.

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Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language'

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:33am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Francesca Marciano about her new book, The Other Language, a collection of stories about characters experiencing new cultures and taking on new identities.

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Drug Courts Help Addicts Recover — But May Cost Them Their Rights

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:33am

Drug courts were established 25 years ago, transforming the legal response to drug addicts. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to West Huddleston, CEO of an association of drug court professionals.

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Wilson Kipsang Wins His 2nd London Marathon

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:23am

Wilson Kipsang wins his 2nd London Marathon

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Partial Results Show Tight Race In Afghan Election

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:23am

Partial results show tight race in Afghan election

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Judi Dench, Jude Law Up For UK's Olivier Awards

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 6:13am

Judi Dench, Jude Law up for UK's Olivier Awards

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Mideast's Busiest Air Hub Plans Runway Overhaul

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:43am

Mideast's busiest air hub plans runway overhaul

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Activists: Fierce Fighting In North Syria Kills 29

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 5:33am

Activists: Fierce fighting in north Syria kills 29

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Ukrainian Minister: Security Officer Killed, 5 Wounded In Gunfight

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:51am

Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia.

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Finance Ministers: Economy Stronger But Fragile

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:23am

Finance ministers: Economy stronger but fragile

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What Will Be The Next 'Game Of Thrones?' We've Got Some Ideas

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:11am

Epic fantasy fans rejoice: Game of Thrones is back on TV. But the series won't last forever — so K. Tempest Bradford has a few suggestions for cable executives looking for their next big hit.

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My Journey From Homeless Drug Addict To Magna Cum Laude

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:09am

"I went after my recovery like I did my drugs and found I was able to accomplish anything I truly wanted," says Daney Hill, who now works with addicted and imprisoned mothers.

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Climate Panel Warns Emissions Rising, Blurs Reason

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 4:03am

Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason

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A Love Letter To Matzo: Why The Holey Cracker Is A Crunch Above

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:45am

Plain, dry matzo tends to have a reputation for tastelessness. But Dan Pashman, host of the food podcast and blog The Sporkful, argues that the crunchy cracker is a culinary marvel.

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We're Still In Love With Al Green

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:44am

Jason King picks 10 Al Green classics to celebrate the soul singer's birthday

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Pope Leads Palm Sunday Procession At Vatican

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:44am

Pope leads Palm Sunday procession at Vatican

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Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:43am

The bronze sculpture depicting Jesus huddled under a blanket on a park bench has provoked praise and complaints — and a call to the police — in its new North Carolina neighborhood.

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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox Win GLAAD Media Awards

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:43am

Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards

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Six Flags Theme Park Planned For Dubai

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:43am

Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai

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Pray Or Prey? Cameroon's Pentecostal Churches Face Crackdown

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 3:43am

Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.

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