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April 26, 2015 | NPR · When a Maryland family let their children walk home alone from a park, it drew the authorities’ attention and helped spark a national conversation. Two moms with differing views weigh in.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · In 1975, the first flight of orphans out of Vietnam made a crash landing, and many died. Forty years later, some of the survivors have reconnected, helping to lessen their lingering grief.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten’s collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten’s power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
 

April 26, 2015 | NPR · Every answer to today’s puzzle is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts with L-O and the second word starts with G.
 

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April 26, 2015 | NPR · “By hour three,” Kroll says, “I’m either on my phone or taking a nap.” He tells NPR how being a youngest sibling and uncle of 12 informed his new film, Adult Beginners.
 

April 19, 2015 | NPR · A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him thinks it fits just right.
 

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April 19, 2015 | NPR · As graduation nears, the four students of The Howard Project share the songs that have carried them through the past four years — from “He Has His Hands On You” to India.Arie’s “Beautiful Surprise.”
 

April 19, 2015 | NPR · For each word starting with “W,” think of another word, also starting with “W,” that can follow the first to complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
 

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April 19, 2015 | NPR · Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it’s part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs.
 

April 19, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.
 

 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · One estimate puts the reconstruction at more than $5 billion – or about a quarter of the country’s GDP. Countries — and relief groups — are pledging to help.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Bartender Ran Duan will represent the U.S. in a Bacardi international cocktail competition. His specialty? “Father’s Advice,” a stirred-not-shaken cocktail that’s a testament to his hardworking dad.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Google will allow patent holders to “tell Google about patents they’re willing to sell at a price they set.” Tech firms have been targeted by “trolls” who own patents and charge them licensing fees.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the roots and resonance of the latest tech buzzword to catapult into the mainstream. “Disrupt” may be ubiquitous now, but could the term be on the eve of a disruption?
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center’s annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo’s “cultural intolerance.”
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
 

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

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April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

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