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Jerry Lewis, Comic Icon And Titan Of Telethons, Dies At 91

NPR | Aug. 20, 2017

Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was perhaps just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy.

Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

NPR | Aug. 20, 2017

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like the Vietnam War and police brutality.

Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

NPR | Aug. 19, 2017

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

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Waste Of Thyme: Why Do We Have To Buy More Herbs Than Recipes Call For?

NPR | Aug. 18, 2017 8:21 a.m.

Fresh herbs are some of the most perishable items in the produce section. And yet, shoppers are forced to buy amounts that are bound to go wasted at home.

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Eclipse Traffic Jams Up Roads In Central Oregon

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 8 a.m. | Big Summit Prairie, Oregon

Incoming traffic for the Oregon Eclipse Festival has backed up U.S. Highway 26 in Central Oregon.

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Oregon Officials Say They're Ready For Eclipse

OPB | Aug. 15, 2017 3:37 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

A million people may flock to Oregon over the coming week to view the total eclipse of the sun. State officials said Tuesday that they're as prepared as they can possibly be.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

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'Schoolifying' Minecraft Without Ruining It

NPR | Aug. 13, 2017 5:22 p.m.

Microsoft is trying to help more teachers use the hugely popular game in the classroom without alienating the initial enthusiasts.

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

NPR | Aug. 11, 2017 7:23 p.m.

Two new TV series feature main characters who have autism. While some are applauding the fresh take on the disorder, others worry that the shows send the wrong messages.

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Will Melania Trump 'Just Say No' In Her Own Way?

NPR | Aug. 10, 2017 2:02 p.m.

First lady Melania Trump made a rare foray into policy discussions this week attending the administration's opioid summit Tuesday, invoking another first lady's anti-drug messaging.

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Disney Will End Netflix Deal And Offer Its Own Streaming Services

NPR | Aug. 9, 2017 5:42 a.m.

There will be one streaming service for sports and another for films and television shows, the company announced on Tuesday. But new Disney movies will still be available on Netflix until 2019.

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The Cubist Revolution: Minecraft For All

NPR | Aug. 8, 2017 5:27 a.m.

Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?

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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Claims Of Lewd Texting

NPR | Aug. 5, 2017 7:12 p.m.

Fox News has suspended the co-host of its nightly program The Fox News Specialists while it investigates reports that he sent lewd messages to three female colleagues.