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The Two-Way - News Blog

Wanna Place A Super Bowl Bet? From Breweries To Symphonies, The Game Is On

After Super Bowl 50, will the Colorado Symphony Orchestra be playing "Sweet Caroline"? Or will a Charlotte, N.C., brewery employee be getting a Broncos-themed tattoo?

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#NPRreads: 4 Winning Stories To Tackle This Weekend

Whitney Houston's Super Bowl masterpiece, a man of many identities, the future of military food — and from The Guardian's archives, an extraordinary, gut-wrenching chronicle of the Delhi gang rape.

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Author Interviews

How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

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My Big Break

Even A Broken Neck Couldn't Bury His Dream

Just to make it to an NFL tryout, New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux overcame long odds — like a broken neck in high school. It took years for him to work his way back up the ranks.

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Music News

Love The Music Of Coen Brothers Films? You Can Thank Carter Burwell

Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes' Carol, for which he's nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.

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A Syrian man is among the thousands who have fled the fighting in and around the northern city of Aleppo. Thousands of Syrians have gathered at the Bab al-Salam crossing in an attempt to enter Turkey, which has kept the gate closed. Syrian government troops, assisted by Russian airstrikes, have been making gains in the Aleppo area. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Backed By Russia, Syrian Troops Advance In A Major Battle For Aleppo

The Russian airstrikes have emboldened President Bashar Assad's army to press a major offensive in a crucial city. Thousands of civilians have fled and are massing at the nearby Turkish border.

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All Tech Considered

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids' Education

Smartphones are often credited with helping bridge the "digital divide" between people who do and don't have Internet access at home. But is mobile Internet enough for a family with a kid in school?

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Race

Now Counted By Their Country, Afro-Mexicans Grab Unprecedented Spotlight

For the first time its history, Mexico announced it would recognize people of African descent on its official census. What does it mean for Afro-Mexicans themselves — and why has it taken so long?

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