On Thursday, balloons and flowers were in front of the Roanoke, Va., studios of WDBJ-TV. A day before, WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and WDBJ photojournalist Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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The Sounds Of A Murder: News Or Not?
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3 Things To Know About NPR's Policy Regarding Offensive Language
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Artist John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence. It can be seen in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. /Library of Congress hide caption

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Just A Few Important Words About The Declaration Of Independence
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Merriam-Webster added "eggcorn" to its dictionary this past week. An eggcorn is defined as "a word or phrase that sounds like and is mistakenly used in a seemingly logical or plausible way for another word or phrase." Nick Dewar/Corbis hide caption

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'Eggcorns': The Gaffes That Spread Like Wildflowers
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Near Valletta, Malta, on Thursday there was a funeral service for 24 of the hundreds of migrants who died earlier in the week when the ship they were on capsized and sank. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used
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A stone memorial, surrounded by flowers, has been placed near the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday (March 24, 2015). Investigators believe the jet's co-pilot brought it down deliberately. Jeff Pachoud /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story
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Fighters from the self-declared Islamic State parade through Raqqa, Syria, in June 2014. Raqqa Media Center/AP hide caption

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There's A Reason We Say 'Self-Declared Islamic State'
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In Paris late Wednesday, a woman held a pen in the air during a memorial. Hundreds gathered to show solidarity with the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, where gunmen killed 12 people. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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Why You're Not Seeing Those 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoons
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Does it bother you if the sign says "or less?" Or do you think the fans of "or fewer" are fussbudgets? James Clark/NPR hide caption

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'Fewer' Or 'Less?' The Express Lane Language Debate
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