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Congratulations, Grade School Grads! Now Listen Up.

npr.org — It's commencement season - and commencement speech season. Schools compete for eminent names to be commencement speakers.

Allen Drury’s Novel Advise and Consent at 50

wsj.com — I bought a dog-eared paperback of "Advise and Consent" at a used bookstore in Madison, Wis., when I was a 12-year-old in summer camp and needed a thick, cheap book to conceal a copy of "Fanny Hill." I opened "Fanny Hill" that night, and read by flashlight.

At Daycare For The Elderly, 'They Have Everything'

npr.org — As America grapples with how to care for an aging population, a growing industry aims to provide families a place to send their loved ones who need supervision and support - just for the day.

Historian May Have Discovered Henry I's Final Resting Place

Remembering Marines Who Died On A Mission Of Mercy In Nepal

npr.org — What kind of man or woman risks their lives for strangers? Eric Seaman of Murrieta, California was 30. He had two children, and was a U.S. Marine sergeant. His wife, Samantha Seaman, told CNN, "Last week I got an email telling me that he felt purpose and that he delivered 10,000 pounds of rice ...

Pressed For Time? Try Hiring A Body Double

npr.org — American political consultants soar around the world these days to counsel candidates, from Britain to Israel to Panama. But now a Mexican politician has an idea that might interest U.S. politicians and their consultants. Renato Tronco Gomez, an independent deputy in Veracruz, wants to find a body double.

New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

wnyc.org — Big city mayors love to ride subways, after they're elected. Their iron-clad official automobiles may be comfortable, efficient, and wi-fi'd, but a politician who rides the subway now and then is better optics, as political consultants put it: a mayor standing, sweating, and bouncing between stops with his or her constituents.

New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

npr.org — Big city mayors love to ride subways, after they're elected. Their iron-clad official automobiles may be comfortable, efficient, and wi-fi'd, but a politician who rides the subway now and then is better optics, as political consultants put it: a mayor standing, sweating, and bouncing between stops with his or her constituents.

Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

wnyc.org — I'm not sure a picture is worth a thousand words. But why do some pictures sell for millions and others that seem identical go for just a few dollars? Since February, the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London has hung a fake among its permanent collection of 270 Old Masters.

Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

npr.org — I'm not sure a picture is worth a thousand words. But why do some pictures sell for millions and others that seem identical go for just a few dollars? Since February, the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London has hung a fake among its permanent collection of 270 Old Masters.
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May 30, 2015

Now: @Willjhodgkinson delightful memoir of a childhood abrim w/ yogis; & our @deggans salutes @bobschieffer. I do, too!

May 30, 2015

Ahead: @AymanOghanna who was in Ramadi speaks passionately of what he saw, & how he feels US policy failed.

May 30, 2015

Personally, I now want @rogbennett to talk about politics for us, too. And maybe the economy, weather, & culture, too.

May 30, 2015

Ahead this hour: how FIFA makes its billions; & the great @rogbennett on the scandal.

May 30, 2015

@StudioJJK Jarrett, I like Lunch Lady a lot--thanks for giving her to our family.

May 30, 2015

@snbrown713 Yes, Stephen, thanks to our friends on the web side, transcript already up: n.pr/1LUcteD

May 30, 2015

Ahead: the indefatigable @brand_arthur on how he found Hitler's bronze horses; & then the inimitable Jack DeJohnette goes home & swings.

May 30, 2015

& now: Californians building pools at record rate--during a drought? But people don't move to California NOT to have a pool...

May 30, 2015

Now: our @MarkMemmottNPR on new words admitted to our language (though not here, perhaps, immediately)--get read for WTF!

May 30, 2015

This week's essay: a commencement speech for 5th graders--last year they might listen to an adult n.pr/1LUcteD

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