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In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen

Woody Allen (center) directs — that's right, directs — Colin Firth and Emma Stone in Magic in the Moonlight. Jack English/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Movie Interviews

In Which Colin Firth Debunks Some Myths About Working With Woody Allen

Allen doesn't rehearse, and he isn't a big talker. But Firth pooh-poohs claims that he doesn't direct. He says Allen was a "very involved and meticulous director" while making Magic in the Moonlight.

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Tests May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

The BACTrack Vio keychain breathalyzer and app on the iPhone at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. A public health researcher says tools like this could help people make better decisions about alcohol use. hide caption

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The Salt

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Tests May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood-alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

After Completing A 12-Year Sentence, A Texas Man Is Cleared By DNA

Prosecutors said a project to review untested rape kits proved the innocence of Michael Phillips, who says he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial. hide caption

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Code Switch

After Completing A 12-Year Sentence, A Texas Man Is Cleared By DNA

Michael Phillips became the first man in the U.S. to be exonerated without requesting a review. DNA evidence from his conviction was tested by the Dallas County district attorney's integrity unit.

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

An official assists a voter at a polling station inside Fort Garrison Elementary School in Pikesville, Md., on primary day, June 24. As in many states this primary election season, turnout was low in Maryland. hide caption

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Politics

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, who goes by Gurrumul, released his self-titled debut album in the U.S. this week. hide caption

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Music Interviews

Gurrumul, An Unlikely International Star, Reaches U.S. Ears

Despite being born blind and speaking a language that few on Earth understand, Australian singer-songwriter Gurrumul has become, as Rolling Stone puts it, the most important voice of his nation.

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

People walk on the rubble of the destroyed Mosque of The Prophet Younis, or Jonah, in Mosul. The revered Muslim shrine was destroyed on Thursday by militants who overran the city in June and imposed their harsh interpretation of Islamic law. hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Video Shows Islamic State Blowing Up Iraq's Tomb Of Jonah

The destruction of the holy site has drawn criticism from the Sunni allies of the so-called Islamic State and may cause a rift between the Sunni groups.

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