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The Humble Knish: Chock-Full Of Carbs And History

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 01:05

The knish is a classic Jewish comfort food — a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. Author Laura Silver says that the New York knish is also filled with stories.

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What Is Courage?: 'Korengal' Breaks Down War In Afghanistan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 13:04

The documentary follows up on Sebastian Junger's Oscar-nominated film Restrepo. Junger says, "I'm hoping as the soldiers understand their experience better through this film, civilians will as well."

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Who Are The Five Guantánamo Detainees In Prisoner Swap?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:58

According to documents leaked to the organization WikiLeaks, all five prisoners were high-ranking Taliban officials. Some were considered high-risk and "likely to post a threat to the U.S."

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A Modern Milestone: Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Hits 2 Billion Views

NPR News - Sat, 2014-05-31 12:19

The South Korean pop star is in rarified territory. The next most-popular video — Justin Bieber's "Baby" — has only 1.04 billion views.

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