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History

Stated: The Declaration Of Independence

8 min

Stated: The Declaration Of Independence

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A Northeastern Bakewell Pie (left) and Western Chocolate Raisin Pie cool on author Adrienne Kane's Connecticut kitchen counter. Adrienne Kane hide caption

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Adrienne Kane

Author Interviews

A Pie For All Regions: Serving Up The American Slice

6 min

A Pie For All Regions: Serving Up The American Slice

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U.S. soldiers and Marines pose after being sworn in as U.S. citizens in a service at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan on Friday. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Troops Become American Citizens ... In Kandahar

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Protesters in Baltimore rally against the kickoff of Fortnight for Freedom, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops say the campaign is a response to government attacks on religious liberty, but critics say it's an attack on the Obama administration. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Religion

Feeling Under Siege, Catholic Leadership Shifts Right

5 min

Feeling Under Siege, Catholic Leadership Shifts Right

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Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the USA tour in 1985. Richard E. Aaron/Redferns hide caption

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The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

3 min

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

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Ginger, an English bulldog, comes to work each day with Will Pisnieski. She's one of several dogs who are regular fixtures at dog-friendly Authentic Entertainment in Burbank, Calif. Grant Hindsley/AP hide caption

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Business

Office Stress Dogging You? Try Punching In With Fido

4 min

Office Stress Dogging You? Try Punching In With Fido

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Capt. Jared Larpenteur plans a combat mission at the 82nd Airborne's Delta Company command center in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, earlier this year. Amy Walters/NPR hide caption

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Those Who Serve

Grandfathers' Stories Inspire Military Service

4 min

Grandfathers' Stories Inspire Military Service

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Brian Stokes Mitchell records A Lincoln Portrait at NPR's Studio 4A in April. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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From 'Glee' To Gettysburg: Brian Stokes Mitchell Speaks For Lincoln

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Joe Paterno walks the sidelines during warm-ups before a game between his Penn State Nittany Lions and the Temple Owls in Philadelphia last September. Paterno, who died in January, was fired on Nov. 9, four days after Jerry Sandusky was initially arrested on charges of sexually abusing 10 boys. Chris Szagola/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

3 min

Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

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