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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen the latest viral video to take over Twitter feeds and casual lunch conversation: the mash up of President Obama singing LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It." What many of the 1.2 million people who have viewed this video on YouTube may not know is that NPR's White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro appears in the beginning of the video, asking a serious question about the U.S. pulling out of Afghanistan. Take a look:

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...and now, NPR In the News:

- After a week covering the widely reported SCOTUS oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act, NPR's Nine Totenberg sat down with MSNBC's The Daily Rundown to talk about what last week revealed about the personalities of the Supreme Court justices.

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- Gary Knell spoke with UCLA Magazine, of his alma mater, for an interview about transitioning to NPR, his vision for the organization and why he took the job.

- At last Monday's ceremony honoring NPRs Foreign Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro with an Edward R. Murrow award, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting announced a $500,000 grant to NPR to support foreign news coverage in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Find CPB's full press release and additional information in this coverage from Poynter.

- Current's Mike Janssen interviewed Andy Carvin about his work in the Twitter newsroom. Earlier this month, Andy took home a Shorty Award for Best Journalist on Twitter and his feed was listed in TIME's "The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012" from the publication's Social Media Editor Allie Townsend. Congratulations!

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