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West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

NPR | April 29, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.

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'Nurse, Spy, Cook:' How Harriet Tubman Found Freedom Through Food

NPR | April 29, 2016 9:09 a.m.

Tubman's role as a professional cook has often been overlooked. She self-funded many of her heroic raids to rescue slaves through an activity she enjoyed and excelled at: cooking.

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Beans And Rice For Passover? A Divisive Question Gets The Rabbis' OK

NPR | April 29, 2016 8:18 a.m.

For 800 years, Jews of European and Middle Eastern and Spanish ancestry have been split on the question of whether legumes, corn and rice are kosher for Passover. Rabbis have finally weighed in.

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Bend's Arts Central Facing Reboot After Cate O'Hagan's Departure

OPB | April 29, 2016 6 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fiscal problems drove a rift between Arts Central executive director Cate O'Hagan and her board. Now the Bend-based organization is scrambling figure out what's next —and keep donors.

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Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

NPR | April 29, 2016 3:52 a.m.

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

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'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

NPR | April 28, 2016 2:11 p.m.

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.

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Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Turns A Somali-Brit Poet Into A Global Star

NPR | April 27, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Queen Bey reads some of Warsan Shire's writings about love and loss. The young poet also tells stories about refugees and immigrants from Africa, where she was born.

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In 'Service,' A Celebrated Photographer Turns His Lens On U.S. Troops

NPR | April 27, 2016 7:59 a.m.

Platon, best known for his portraits of leaders and celebrities, focuses on U.S. troops and their loved ones in his new book, Service. "It's time to celebrate a new set of cultural heroes," he says.

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VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

NPR | April 26, 2016 12:25 p.m.

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

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What's A Better Way To Talk About Abortion?

NPR | April 25, 2016 6:32 a.m.

The strong emotions sparked by abortion leave little room for thoughtful debate. To cut through the tension, Aspen Baker says we should calmly tell and listen to stories about women who had abortions.