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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

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Colm Toibin's novel, The Testament of Mary, imagines the life of the mother of Christ in her later years. Steve Heap/iStockphoto hide caption

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A New 'Testament' Told From Mary's Point Of View

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In Parts Of Vermont, Heroin Is 'The Easiest Drug To Get'

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Community Colleges Missing The Mark For Men Of Color

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Why does thunder rumble? Acoustic professor Trevor Cox explains that it has to do with the way lightning is a jagged line. "Each little kink is actually generating the sound, and the reason thunder rumbles is because the sound takes different time to come from different kinks because they're all slightly different distances from you," he says. Mariana Suarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: David O. Russell, 'Last Of The Unjust,' And 'Sonic Wonders'

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Voting Rights: Time To Think Differently For Those Who've Done Time?

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Matthew McConaughey, Getting Serious Again

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Alexander Payne arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in 2012. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption

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Director Alexander Payne On Mining Every Film For Comic Potential

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Kiev Protester Talks Aims And Issues Of Ukrainian Opposition

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Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

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North American Summit Like 'A Long But Rushed Lunch'

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Vice President Spiro Agnew (right) and former President Lyndon Johnson view the liftoff of Apollo 11 from the stands at the Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969. NASA/Getty Images hide caption

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In 'Passage,' Caro Mines LBJ's Changing Political Roles

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Most of us have never been submerged under more than a few feet underwater. But just a few meters down, the water compresses the tissues of your body so that you become more dense. At that point, "You're more likely to sink than float," says Dr. Kevin Fong. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Extreme Medicine,' Lake Street Dive, 'When We Get Home'

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