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Dani Shapiro examines her long-time marriage in the memoir, Hourglass. Random House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Veep' Executive Producer; 'Hourglass'; MLB's Rick Ankiel

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the George C. Marshall room at the State Department on Thursday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Transcript: NPR Interviews Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson

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Michael Yandell, 32, and his wife, Amy Yandell, 42, talked to StoryCorps about Michael's experience of being exposed to sarin gas while deployed in Iraq in 2004. Todd Burandt for StoryCorps hide caption

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One Soldier's Lasting Memories Of Exposure To Sarin Gas

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Social scientist Francis Fukuyama (from left), presidential adviser Michael Anton and former Ireland President Mary Robinson are some of the people NPR has interviewed in an exploration of how we got to this point in history and where we're headed. Larry Downing/Reuters; Ariel Zambelich/NPR; Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Listen: NPR's interview with Michael Anton

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After David Wiley was laid off from the grueling day to day of the coal mining industry, he found a new livelihood working for STAT EMS in Pineville, W.V. Alexi Horowitz-Ghazi/NPR hide caption

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From Risking His Life To Saving Lives, Ex-Coal Miner Is Happy To Take The Paycut

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Alyssa Mastromonaco sits with President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One in 2012. Mastromonaco served as the president's director of scheduling and advance from 2009 until 2011, then became his deputy chief of staff for operations from 2011 until 2014. Pete Souza/The White House hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Obama's White House; 'A Quiet Passion'; Updating The Dictionary

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Anders Osborne at his home studio. The New Orleans bluesman is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in a work environment where that can be difficult. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

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Maurice Conti: Can Machines Think And Feel For Themselves?

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Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

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Jeremy Howard: Will Artificial Intelligence Be The Last Human Invention?

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Erik Brynjolfsson: In A Race With Machines, Can We Keep Up?

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Calvin Burns, 35, and his daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, talk about their experiences with racism during a StoryCorps interview in Denver. Courtesy of the Burns Family hide caption

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Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

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Cat groomer Alex Perry clips the nails of a cat. Rachel Valadez/Artis Photography hide caption

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'Brave New Workers': Ex-Construction Worker Builds A New Life Grooming Cats

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A 2010 memorial service for the Jonestown massacre in Oakland, Calif., featured photographs of the victims. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Revisiting Jonestown; 'Better Call Saul'; Comic Sasheer Zamata

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Lucinda Roy (left) and Jane Vance were both teachers at Virginia Tech when a student went on a shooting rampage on campus in 2007. Vance still teaches there and remembers how her students responded during their first class back after the shooting. Erica Yoon/Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

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10 Years Later, Virginia Tech Instructor Recalls Her Students' Response To Tragedy

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