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10:11 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Paula Deen: Child Of Dixie, Meet The Internet Age

Will Paula Deen's admission of using a racial slur crumble her empire?
Courtesy of Food Network AP

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 10:57 am

Paula Deen may be famous for her deep-fried Southern cooking, but the Internet isn't buying her defense that she used a racial slur because of her deep Dixie roots.

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8:11 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Photography Cross-Stitch And Rebuilding The Berlin Wall

Mauerpark, 2012
Diane Meyer

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 2:23 pm

How do you photograph something that's not really there? Like the Berlin Wall, for example.

Diane Meyer, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola Marymount University, has one approach: She takes pictures where the wall once stood, prints them out, and then literally rebuilds it with a needle and thread.

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8:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Charles Moore's 'Margaret Thatcher' Is A Softer Iron Lady

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 6:03 am

Early on in Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher, he describes a birthday party at which a school friend tells the future prime minister, "If you don't stop bossing us, I shall stamp on your foot."

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8:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Watch: Stephen Colbert Thanks And Remembers His Mom

Seen here in May 2012, Stephen Colbert last night gave a tribute to his mom, who passed away recently.
Charles Sykes AP

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 7:07 am

Stephen Colbert's mother Lorna died recently at 92, and on last night's Colbert Report, he offered her a funny, sweet, warm tribute that really requires no additional comment.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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8:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

For Black Americans, An Even Split In Financial Perceptions

If our survey is any indication, this cash-rich stock photo model probably feels pretty good about life.
Willie B.Thomas iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:07 am

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health recently polled 1,081 African-Americans about their lives. One of the areas respondents were asked about was their perceptions of their financial status.

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8:10 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Outbreak In Saudi Arabia Echoes SARS Epidemic 10 Years Ago

Saudi men walk to the King Fahad hospital in the city of Hofuf on Sunday. In eastern Saudi Arabia, where outbreaks of the MERS virus have been concentrated, people have resumed their habits of shaking hands and kissing.
Fayez Nureldine AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 8:04 am

A detailed analysis of how the disease called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome spread through four Saudi Arabian hospitals this spring reveals disturbing similarities to the SARS pandemic that terrified the world a decade ago.

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2:14 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

This Weekend on A Prairie Home Companion: No Turning Back

This weekend on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a live broadcast performance from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois.

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8:13 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Isn't That King David? Nope, It's Just Dave

Photo and idea conception: Léo Caillard; Retouching: Alexis Persani

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 11:48 am

Usually they're naked, ancient and stony. But all of a sudden, they could live next door.

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8:12 am
Wed June 19, 2013

A Photography Phone Call: On Life, Faith And Trains

From the series: WONDERLAND: How The Railroad Right-Of-Way Shaped And Reveals The American Landscape
Christopher Chadbourne

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 10:51 am

Over the past few years I've been to a few photography festivals to review portfolios. When I first met Christopher Chadbourne in New Orleans about two years ago, he was showing some photos from a project about state fairs. I liked the photos and that was pretty much all we talked about.

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8:12 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Amazon Cuts Ties In Minnesota Ahead Of New Sales Tax

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 8:55 am

Weeks before Minnesota's new sales tax law takes effect, online retailer Amazon is cutting its ties to members of its Associates program who live in the state. The new law requires businesses that have a presence in Minnesota to collect sales tax.

Amazon has taken similar steps in other states that have passed laws like Minnesota's, ending the contracts of Associates — people and businesses that are paid for sending customers to the retailer.

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