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Tell Me More for August 17, 2011

Mat Johnson's new book picks up where Edgar Allen Poe's only novel left off. Spiegel & Grau hide caption

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Spiegel & Grau

Searching For Black Utopia ... In Antarctica

Searching For Black Utopia ... In Antarctica

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Bernadette Coveney Smith, left, shares a special moment with her wife Jennifer Coveney Smith, right, during their wedding. Closed Circle Photography hide caption

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The Art Of Planning Gay Weddings

The Art Of Planning Gay Weddings

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Tell Me More for August 16, 2011

Children from southern Somalia line up to receive cooked food in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. The U.N. estimates that only 20 percent of people needing aid are getting it in Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

Debt At Home, Famine Abroad: America's Aid Dilemma

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Maureen Evans Arthurs, left, and Stephen Miller join Marty Langelan, second from left, and Brooke Applegate, right, in Columbia Heights for a community safety audit. The volunteer auditors note graffiti, dark streetlights and any incidents of harassment. Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post hide caption

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'Holla Back DC!' Calls Out Street Harassment

'Holla Back DC!' Calls Out Street Harassment

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A recreation of the text conversation between Lauren Kaelin and her mother, chronicled in the forthcoming book When Parents Text: So Much Said, So Little Understood. Amy Ta/NPR hide caption

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Text Messages Bringing Parents And Kids Closer?

Text Messages Bringing Parents And Kids Closer?

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Tell Me More for August 15, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., holds up a newspaper saying that she won the GOP Straw Poll as she speaks at the Black Hawk County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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GOP Presidential Front Feels Dramatic Shake Up

GOP Presidential Front Feels Dramatic Shake Up

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House Minority Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) heads into a meeting with House Democrats and Vice President Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol August 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Clyburn Hopeful In Super 12's Debt Reduction Power

Clyburn Hopeful In Super 12's Debt Reduction Power

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Internet usage varies greatly around the world, and may or may not spread democracy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Internet: Road To Democracy ... Or Elsewhere?

Internet: Road To Democracy ... Or Elsewhere?

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Some churches, including St. Pius V in Chicago, are now finding ways to make confronting domestic violence a part of their ministry. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Domestic Violence Victims Turn Toward Faith

Domestic Violence Victims Turn Toward Faith

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In Your Ear: Femi Kuti

In Your Ear: Femi Kuti

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Tell Me More for August 12, 2011

Republican presidential candidates participated in the Iowa GOP/Fox News Debate at the CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames, Iowa, Thursday. From left, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA); businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Republican Candidates Butt Heads In Iowa

Republican Candidates Butt Heads In Iowa

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Kanye West and Jay-Z perform onstage at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year's Eve Celebration on December 31, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kevin Mazur/Getty hide caption

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Wrestling With 'Watch The Throne'

Wrestling With 'Watch The Throne'

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House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) (L) and House Assistant Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) talk to reporters after a House Democratic caucus meeting in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 27, 2011 in Washington, DC. Becerra and Clyburn have become members of the Super Committee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Barbershop: Can Super Committee Save Sour Economy?

Barbershop: Can Super Committee Save Sour Economy?

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Tell Me More for August 11, 2011

While orbiting the moon, Apollo 8 astronauts were greeted by this view of the rising earth. Today, competitors in the Google Lunar X PRIZE are trying to build robots that could reach the moon by the end of 2015. NASA hide caption

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NASA

Google's Goal: Inspire First Privately Funded Moon Landing

Google's Goal: Inspire First Privately Funded Moon Landing

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A look inside the exhibition "MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986." A/P/A Institute at NYU hide caption

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A/P/A Institute at NYU

'Marvels And Monsters' Unveils Asians In Comics

'Marvels And Monsters' Unveils Asians In Comics

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Miles Morales, half Latino and half African-American, is the new face of Spider-Man in the "Ultimate" line of Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics hide caption

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Biracial Identity For America's Web-Slinging Hero

Biracial Identity For America's Web-Slinging Hero

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