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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.

Bowling for Peace Prasanna
8th Avenue and East Mada Street Prasanna

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Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

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Another Reflection Nujabes
Counting Stars Nujabes

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

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The Awakening Charnett Moffett
The Story Charnett Moffett
Of Dreams to Come Robert Glasper
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Amazon's German Workers Push For Higher Wages, Union Contract

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Galloping Toward the Unknown Heavy Blanket

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A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

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To the Unknown Omer Klein
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Resistance Omer Klein
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Patrick Roy's company, Coastal Rental Equipment, used to rent these large pumps to offshore divers who work for oil and natural gas drillers. After the BP oil spill, when the government introduced a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, the Patterson, La., business suffered losses and eventually shut down. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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As BP Pays For Oil Spill Impact, Some People Aren't Seeing The Cash

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Pretending To Be A Medical Patient Pays Off For This Teen

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Ghanaian Mystery Writer Says 'It's Easy To Get Murdered In Accra'

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Sememen Girma Yifrashewa
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