May 31, 2010 For retired Col. Andrew Bacevich, the meaning of Memorial Day has changed from casual to tragic. His son was killed three years ago while serving in Iraq. Bacevich takes to task Americans who see Memorial Day simply as a harbinger of summer, rather than a time to contemplate the reality of war.
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May 30, 2010 The longtime Weekend Edition Sunday host announces her plan to retire at the end of May 2011.
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Dennis Hopper received an Oscar nomination for his performance in <em><em><em><em><em><em>Hoos<em>iers<em> and<em> for the <em>Easy Rider screenplay, which he co-wrote with Peter Fonda.
May 29, 2010 Actor Dennis Hopper has died of complications from prostate cancer. Hopper made a name for himself in the classic films Blue Velvet, Rebel Without a Cause and, most famously, Easy Rider. But his path to enduring fame was far from easy.
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May 29, 2010 Airport security measures can seem absurd. But before you groan, remember: You can fly to more places, from the Statue of Liberty to the Great Wall, in just a short time than your grandparents could in a lifetime. So just count your blessings, and take off your shoes.
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Gary Coleman (right) with fellow Diff'rent Strokes cast members Conrad Bain and Todd Bridges (left). This was a publicity photo for the NBC series.
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May 28, 2010 The Diff’rent Strokes' actor died without ever having the opportunity to grow up.
May 28, 2010 In this installment of our weekly Barbershop segment, host Tony Cox talks with freelance writer Jimi Izrael, civil rights attorney and founder of TheMuslimGuy.com Arslan Iftikhar, Sports Illustrated Reporter Pablo Torre and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette. They guys discuss the recent highlights from the NBA playoffs, scrutiny of President Obama's response to the oil spill devastation along the Gulf Coast and weigh in on the the highly-anticipated comedy-romance-drama Sex and the City 2. The film hits theaters this weekend.
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May 28, 2010 Tell Me More guest host Tony Cox and Lee Hill, the program's "digital media guy," comb through listener feedback and offer important news updates to recent conversations heard on the program. Hundreds of listeners reached out to the program this week following host Michel Martin's commentary on her brother's recent suicide. Hear Tell Me More listener Erica Soelling reflect on the loss of her boyfriend, who recently took his own life. She explains why -- and how -- she's determined to keep his memory alive.
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May 28, 2010 For centuries, African-American culture has been significantly influenced by the black church and the Christian faith. So being both black and atheist can be a lonely and isolating experience for some. But, the largest-ever gathering of African-American atheists was recently held in Washington, D.C. Participant and journalist Jamila Bey shares her experience, and is joined by Norm Allen, executive director of African Americans for Humanism, which hosted the conference. Bey recently wrote about being an atheist for the online magazine TheRoot.com.
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May 28, 2010 A White House memo says there were discussions -- through former President Bill Clinton -- to get Joe Sestak to end his primary challenge to Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. But it concludes that no laws were violated.
Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas must survive a runoff to be on her party's ballot in November.
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May 28, 2010 If you're wondering how scary the anti-incumbent tide looks to incumbents, ask any U.S. senator on the ballot this year. But hurry, the species is endangered.
May 28, 2010 Pedro Noguera of The Nation says the Obama administration gets some credit for not ignoring education despite being preoccupied with several formidable challenges. But the new initiatives do not reflect the change many hoped Obama would deliver.
May 28, 2010 Jesse Zwick of The New Republic says the first thing Bobby Jindal did right was acknowledge the scope of the catastrophe. This might not seem deserving of praise -- until one looks at how other Republicans have reacted.
May 28, 2010 Daniel Foster of the National Review says that as Palin matures into a force in the conservative movement, she would do well to show America more of her light-hearted side. During campaigns she had to dampen the jokes, but we're increasingly seeing her showcase a willingness to poke fun at herself and still get tough on politics.
Happily Ever After: Danny and Bunny, and Hunny and Elliott, got married after meeting during the summer of 1946.
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May 28, 2010 As teenagers, identical twin sisters Hunny and Bunny Feller landed summer jobs at a hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains. There, they met another set of identical twins -- and so began a love story, or twin love stories, that lasted for decades.
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Robin Dalea, left, and Nikki Brown star as characters Rasha and Vanna in the Web series ''The Real Girls Guide to Everything Else'.
May 27, 2010 Tell Me More Producer Alicia Montgomery says she's found a circle of girlfriends she can relate to.
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