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Document An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango
Carolina de Robertis' new novel <em>God of Tango </em>centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 &mdash; and a magical new music fills the barrios.
Document At Age 3 â Transitioning From Jack To Jackie
What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.
Document A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses
When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Document Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon
The world's tennis greats are facing off at Wimbledon. Howard Bryant of ESPN is there and tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what's been happening on the grass courts.
Document Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote
Greeks are preparing for Sunday's referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it's about keeping the euro.
Document A Little Chiltomate Raises The Underappreciated Turkey Thigh
Elizabeth Wiley, chef-owner of two top Dayton, Ohio, restaurants, goes off-menu to cook beer-braised turkey thighs in her home kitchen.
Document In Search Of The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Movie
The Fourth of July is not just about fireworks. It's also about going to the movies. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Kofi Outlaw, editor at Screen Rant, about the movies out this weekend.
Document Remembering 'Britain's Schindler'
Sir Nicholas Winton died Wednesday at age 106. He organized the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia before WWII. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with an escapee, Alice Masters.
Document Strontium Nitrate And Barium Nitrate, The Fuel In Fireworks
How do they get the brilliant sparks of red, white and blue in fireworks displays? NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Harry Gilliam, founder of Skylighter, a supplier for pyrotechnics in Round Hill, Va.
Document The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras
Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
Document A Rock Band And A Moon, United In Name
Members of the classic rock band Styx visited NASA mission control for New Horizon, the space probe that discovered Pluto's smallest moon, Styx.
Document 'Chasing Memories' In Their Refugee Camp 40 Years After Fleeing Vietnam
Thousands of refugees escaped Vietnam after Saigon fell in 1975. Some recently returned to the site of their former refugee camp for a 40-year reunion &mdash; including the mother of NPR's Hansi Lo Wang.
Document Of All U.S. Police Shootings, One-Quarter Reportedly Involve The Mentally Ill
In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, <em>The Washington Post </em>took an extra step &mdash; finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.
Document Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria
The power map inside Syria is being redrawn, and one resource that's affecting these internal borders is fuel and oil. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos.
Document Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'
Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, <em>A Full Life</em>, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

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