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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean’s edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of “blind faith.” The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · One of the revolution’s core promises was an egalitarian society. But as Cuba opens up, one of the unintended consequences may be more inequality.
 

March 26, 2015 | NPR · Writer Gabrielle Glaser challenges the usefulness of Alcoholics Anonymous in April’s issue of The Atlantic. The program’s tenets aren’t based in science, she says, and other options may work better.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · Claiming total freedom in sound and color — and making outrageous pronouncements — the tough-minded composer and conductor charted a new course for classical music.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is readying new regulations on payday loans and other high-cost forms of credit. Officials with the agency say the loans can trap borrowers in a cycle of debt.
 

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · Henry Heinz was big into pickles before ketchup came along. James Kraft gave the world American cheese. (Ironically, he was Canadian.) Now, two companies that revamped how we eat will become one.
 

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · In South Florida, the world’s two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.
 

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.
 

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March 25, 2015 | NPR · Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they’re trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
 

 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The rate at which the ice is shrinking at the ocean’s edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite measurements suggests.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.
 

Arts & Life

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · On today’s Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker says Going Clear, harshly critical of the Church of Scientology, is about the dangers of “blind faith.” The church has hit back with an aggressive public relations effort of its own.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The FX series, now in its final season, is based on Leonard’s novella Fire in the Hole. Showrunner Graham Yost says, “I look at this show as Elmore Leonard’s show, and we’re all in service of him.”
 

Music

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · The multi-talented musician performs her solo material on stage in West Virginia.
 

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March 26, 2015 | NPR · Hear the sounds of the Irish traditional music scene in the U.S., from the 1920s to today.
 

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