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Ancient Babylon In Iraq Restored

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For as long as ballet has existed, it has been an art form that prizes uniformity. For just as long, the tights and pointe shoes that have given ballet dancers that uniformity — to achieve the seamless line from the top of the leg to the tip of the toe — have remained a pale hue called "European pink."

It's a shade that's left out dancers with darker skin tones. To blend in, ballet dancers of color have long had to take extra, expensive and painstaking steps.

The way Glory Edim tells it, it all began with a T-shirt. It was a birthday present from her partner, bearing a simple statement: "Well-Read Black Girl."

The shirt was also embellished with names of some Edim's favorite black women authors, from Toni Morrison to Gloria Naylor. It attracted a lot of attention.

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"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is drawing rave reviews as Melissa McCarthy plays a straight, dramatic role as the real-life writer Lee Israel who had a brief, flourishing career as a forger of letters from famous writers.

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The Latest On Pittsburgh Shooting

Oct 27, 2018

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On The Scene At Pittsburgh Shooting

Oct 27, 2018

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And it's time for sports.

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Tracking This Year's Negative Political Ads

Oct 27, 2018

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Halloween can be scary. You know what might be even scarier? A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at Esquire magazine, author of bestselling books and an unquenchable publicity hound when he's trying to figure out a way to get back on our program. And he has.

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I wait all week to say it's time for sports.

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Opinion: The Doctor And 'The Boy In The Bubble'

Oct 13, 2018

As 12-year-old David Vetter was about to die at Texas Children's Hospital in 1984, he gave a last wink to his doctor, William T. Shearer. His wife told us Dr. Shearer carried that moment through the rest of his life.

Dr. Shearer, a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, died this week at the age of 81.

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A Milwaukee relief pitcher takes a baseball bat to the Dodgers. And tonight, can the Bosox topple last year's champions? NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins us. Tom, thanks so much for being with us.

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He's part-man, part-machine - all cop.

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PETER WELLER: (As RoboCop) Let the woman go. You are under arrest.

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As Creep's Friend) You better back up, pal.

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Saturday Sports: Baseball Playoffs

Oct 6, 2018

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You know what we could all use this week? Sports.

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Sans Forgetica: A Font To Remember

Oct 6, 2018

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The High Drama Of The Wrigley Rat

Sep 29, 2018

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Finally, time for sports.

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Now it's time for sports.

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