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3:43am

Mon May 25, 2015
Photography

It's Not Rude: These Portraits Of Wounded Vets Are Meant To Be Stared At

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 12:18 pm

Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank in Iraq for half an hour before he was rescued.
Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier

It's impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don't look enough; or maybe we'd rather not see wounded veterans at all.

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3:39am

Mon May 25, 2015
Back At Base

On Memorial Day, Learning The Story Behind The Markers

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 am

A memorial honors Staff Sgt. John Henry McCarthy on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Colborne Road in Boston.
Jesse Costa WBUR

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."

Walk through a town square this Memorial Day and you might just see a marker or monument commemorating sacrifice in war. On it: The name of an American who died in combat.

In some parts of the city of Boston, there are markers on nearly every corner.

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3:37am

Mon May 25, 2015
Shots - Health News

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 4:35 pm

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

American medicine is heading into new terrain, a place where a year's supply of drugs can come with a price tag that exceeds what an average family earns.

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts says last year more than half a million Americans racked up prescription drug bills exceeding $50,000.

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2:04am

Mon May 25, 2015
The Two-Way

Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 6:08 am

Juan Pablo Montoya, of Colombia, celebrates after winning the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Darron Cummings AP

Juan Pablo Montoya came from last place to win the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.

It was his second victory at the Brickyard — the first was 15 years ago.

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7:58pm

Sun May 24, 2015
Arts & Life

Long-Time Actress And Comedian Anne Meara Dies

Originally published on Mon May 25, 2015 12:54 am

In this Nov. 6, 2003, file photo, Jerry Stiller and his wife Anne Meara pose on the set of The King of Queens, at Sony Studio in Culver City, Calif. Meara, whose comic work with Stiller helped launch a 60-year career in film and TV, has died. She was 85. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday, May 23, 2015.
Stefano Paltera Associated Press

Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.

Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided.

The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life."

"The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said.

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6:22pm

Sun May 24, 2015
Author Interviews

Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:54 pm

Courtesy of Dutton

TV recently lost its manliest man — a small-town government employee named Ron Swanson. Actor Nick Offerman's run on NBC's Parks and Recreation ended when the show went off the air in February. He's since shaved his mustache and gotten back to his normal self.

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6:12pm

Sun May 24, 2015
Environment

A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:54 pm

The Speck air quality monitor costs $200, but is available to all through Pittsburgh's public library system.
Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab

Air pollution comes from many sources — power plants, industrial production and fires, to name a few. In Pittsburgh, the most polluted city east of California, according the American Lung Association, avoiding dirty air while outdoors can be difficult, if not impossible. But a new device, available through the public library system, helps people identify and reduce bad air quality inside their homes.

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5:48pm

Sun May 24, 2015
My Big Break

How Running Away From Home Opened Doors In Hollywood

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:54 pm

Kenneth Choi plays the role of Chester Ming in The Wolf Of Wall Street. He gained 20 pounds for the role.
Red Granite Pictures The Kobal Collection

As part of a series called My Big Break, All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the moments when everything seems to click, and people leap forward into their careers.

In The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DeCaprio, forms a shady team of stockbrokers looking to get rich quick.

Among Belfort's team is the boisterous Chester Ming, played by Kenneth Choi.

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5:18pm

Sun May 24, 2015
Interviews

'It's For You To Know That You Forgive,' Says Holocaust Survivor

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:54 pm

Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor sits in a courtroom in Lueneburg, northern Germany, on April 21, 2015. She testified at the trial of 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening.
Julian Stratenschulte AP

Around this time 70 years ago, following the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in Europe, the world was coming to grips with the scale of the holocaust, and how to deal with crimes so horrendous, they're almost incomprehensible.

That process is still ongoing.

Right now in Germany, a 93-year-old former Nazi who served at Auschwitz is on trial. Holocaust survivor Eva Kor flew to Germany to testify about her experience in the camp.

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5:18pm

Sun May 24, 2015
Remembrances

Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash

Originally published on Sun May 24, 2015 6:54 pm

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