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Picture This: Illustrator Gets Inspired By The Morning News

Last year, illustrator Maria Fabrizio was having a slow day at work, so she drew a picture of the pope "hanging up his hat." The idea caught on, and now she creates a news-inspired image every day on her Wordless News blog. Next week, all of her pictures will be inspired by Morning Edition.

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Spalding Gray's Family Remembers A Man Who Was 'Never Boring'

On the 10th anniversary of Spalding Gray's disappearance, his widow and stepdaughter remember the writer and monologist — and the difference he made in their lives.

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NSA Says It Would Welcome Public Advocate At FISA Court

In the wake of revelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, there have been calls for changes in oversight of the agency. The outgoing deputy director tells NPR that the NSA believes some of those suggestions can be implemented.

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Minimum Wage Loses Ground Since Its Banner Year In 1968

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Despite Dim Prospects, Syrian Exodus To Germany Continues

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A 'Wolf' On The Loose, And Loving The Carnage

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