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Mitt Romney already had a young family during his time at Harvard, which set him apart from most other students. Here, Romney is with his wife, Ann, and two sons at a business school clambake in 1973. Courtesy of The New York Times hide caption

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Parallel Lives

At Harvard, Romney Wasn't Your Typical Student

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At Harvard, Romney Wasn't Your Typical Student

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Peter Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, a role that he tells NPR he talked over with his grandmother. "She misunderstood me and she thought I said, 'interior banisters,' and she was quite confused by that, so it got off to sort of a clunky start." Dinklage has since won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance. HBO hide caption

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Peter Dinklage: On 'Thrones,' And On His Own Terms

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Terry Dyroff, at home in Silver Spring, Md., got a PSA blood test that led to a prostate biopsy. The biopsy found no cancer, but it gave him a life-threatening infection. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Task Force: End Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer

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Task Force: End Routine PSA Tests For Prostate Cancer

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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife, Yuan Weijing, arrive at an apartment complex in New York on Saturday. A number of Chinese activists have become far less prominent after leaving their homeland, but Chen hopes to continue his work and remain relevant in China. Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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World

For Chinese Dissidents, Exile Can Mean Irrelevancy

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For Chinese Dissidents, Exile Can Mean Irrelevancy

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At Forward Operating Base Payne in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Marine Cpl. Jonathan Odriscoll looks at pictures of his sister on Facebook. Troop access to social media has been both a blessing and curse for the military. Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media

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Military Addresses Double-Edged Sword Of Troops On Social Media

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Lisa Marie Presley has weathered personal storms with grace. On her new album, she establishes her own distinct identity. Troy Paul hide caption

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Music Reviews

Lisa Marie Presley: Rock's Princess Finds Her Voice

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Lisa Marie Presley: Rock's Princess Finds Her Voice

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Antonio Manfredi, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Casoria, Italy, burns an artwork by French artist Severine Bourguignon. Manfredi is burning the museum's works to protest deep cuts to the arts. Roberta Basile/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

In Fiery Protest, Italian Museum Sets Art Ablaze

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In Fiery Protest, Italian Museum Sets Art Ablaze

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Carmen Gimenez Smith visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Monday. Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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NewsPoet: Writing The Day In Verse

NewsPoet: Carmen Gimenez Smith's Day In Verse

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NewsPoet: Carmen Gimenez Smith's Day In Verse

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