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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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Games & Humor

For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

Whether they find Valentine's Day "icky," or the "Christmas of love," stand-up comics Jim Gaffigan, Marina Franklin and Ted Alexandro all find plenty of funny material in romance — or the lack of it.

Pope Francis leads the consistory at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. In addition to 15 new electors, Pope Francis named five new cardinals who are over the age of 80 and, therefore, ineligible to vote in a conclave. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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With New Cardinals, Pope Aims To Widen Horizons Of Church Leadership

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A woman kneels near a makeshift memorial for Kayla Mueller in Prescott, Ariz. Brian Skoloff/AP hide caption

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'Do Not Fear For Me': Remembering Kayla Mueller With Her Own Words

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For Valentine's Day, Helen Jo, the pastry chef at Little Bird Bistro in Portland, Ore., mixes white chocolate with crunchy cereal, spicy pepper and a pinch of salt to make a French bonbon called rocher. Deena Prichep for NPR hide caption

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The Salt

The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

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The Other Chocolate Tries For Sweet Redemption

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In The Rewrite Grant plays a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter who takes a job teaching at a university in upstate New York. Anne Joyce/RLJE/Image Entertainment Films hide caption

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Hugh Grant On Smart Romantic Comedies And Standing Up To The Tabloids

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New Orleans bandleader John Moore chose his "Deacon" nickname at the suggestion of a mischievous drummer. At 73, he's one of the city's most beloved musicians. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Hero At Home, Deacon John Moore Is New Orleans' Best-Kept Secret

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A few trucks move along the docks at the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday. Seaports in major West Coast cities that normally are abuzz with the sound of commerce are falling unusually quiet due to an ongoing labor dispute. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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West Coast Port Closures Are Hitting Several Industries Hard

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Election worker Bradley Kryst loads voting machines onto a truck at the Clark County election warehouse on Nov. 3, in North Las Vegas. As voting machine technology changes, state elections officials are trying to keep up. John Locher/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Around The U.S., Voting Technology Is All Over The Place

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Around The U.S., Voting Technology Is All Over The Place

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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Humor & Fun

For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

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For Three Comedians, Valentine's Day Makes For One Big Joke

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