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  • WFAE
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  • Iowa Public Radio
  • Vermont Public Radio
  • gpbnews
  • TPR News
  • Utah Public Radio
  • WBUR
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Recent articles by Caroline:

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Lego Wunderkind Wows With His Intricate Models Of German Soccer Stadiums

Joe Bryant, a 12-year-old fanatic of the German pro soccer league, has been building detailed reconstructions of their arenas out of the tiny bricks without the help of blueprints. → Read More

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Opinion: Remembering Jan Morris, Historian And Writer

NPR's Scott Simon remembers historian and travel writer Jan Morris, who died Friday at age 94. → Read More

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Voter Fraud Ruffles New Zealand 'Bird Of The Year' Competition

The little spotted kiwi soared in the rankings before election organizers discovered 1,500 fraudulent votes placed for the flightless bird. → Read More

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Opinion: A New Phase Of Uncertainty

NPR's Scott Simon notes that as coronavirus cases in the U.S. rise rapidly, it can be hard to hear that we don't know when this will all be over. → Read More

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'Shuggie Bain' Will Lift You Up — And Tear You Up

Douglas Stuart's debut novel follows a queer Scottish boy growing up in Thatcher-era Glasgow, with his alcoholic mother and taxi-driver father. It's an unvarnished tale of love, loss and survival. → Read More

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Opinion: 'Campaigns Are Rewarded For Winning, Not Being Cost-Effective'

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the record-high amounts of money spent this campaign season, a goodly amount spent by candidates who did not win. → Read More

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60 Years Later, Ruby Bridges Tells Her Story In 'This Is Your Time'

Bridges was the little girl depicted in that famous Norman Rockwell painting — the first Black student at her New Orleans elementary school. Now, she's written a book to tell kids her story. → Read More

60 Years Later, Ruby Bridges Tells Her Story In 'This Is Your Time'

Bridges was the little girl depicted in that famous Norman Rockwell painting — the first Black student at her New Orleans elementary school. Now, she's written a book to tell kids her story. → Read More

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Opinion: Kidney Transplant Chain Is A Touching Act of Kindness

A five-way kidney swap was a chain of selfless kindness that allowed several people to help their loved ones and others. → Read More

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Opinion: Football Parents Could Learn From Their Kids' Activism

NPR's Scott Simon tells the story of young football players just 8 and 9 years old who decided to take a knee along with their coaches and what happened next. → Read More

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Yes, There's Conflict — But No One's The Bad Guy In 'Memorial'

Bryan Washington's debut novel brings together an eclectic cast of characters who redefine family. He says he wanted to write about people operating from a place of love, rather than disdain or hate. → Read More

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Opinion: What Cows Can Teach Us About Zoom Calls

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the effect of a lack of actual human interaction as social distancing and work-from-home wears on. → Read More

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Opinion: Remembering Jim Dwyer, New York's Subway Storyteller, Pulitzer Prize Winner

NPR's Scott Simon remembers New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, who died from cancer this week at the age of 63. → Read More

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Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong'o Says Prison Formed Him As A Writer

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o is a perennial favorite for the Literature Nobel. He hasn't won yet — but he does have a new book out, a novel in verse that tells the origin story of Kenya's Gĩkũyũ people. → Read More

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Opinion: How Could The President Get The Coronavirus

NPR's Scott Simon talks about the president's diagnosis following months of his dismissing the growing, devastating pandemic. → Read More

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Opinion: Holocaust Historian Offers To Serve 10-Year Sentence Of Nigerian Boy

Piotr Cywinski of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial has suggested Nigeria's president allow 120 adults to each serve a month of a boy's 10-year prison sentence. → Read More

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Opinion: Congress Should Do Their Job So Millions of Americans Can Do Theirs

Millions of Americans are suffering from the economic effects of the pandemic while Congress fails to agree on another round of relief. → Read More

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Opinion: Hearing Justice Ginsburg In The Blast Of The Rosh Hashana Shofar

NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, right before Rosh Hashanah, the start of the Jewish New Year, which begins this weekend. → Read More

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Opinion: The California Dream, A Catastrophic Wake Up Call

NPR's Scott Simon recounts what life in California, once the stuff of dreams, has become for too many residents as wildfires, mudslides, earthquakes seem to happen with increasing frequency. → Read More

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Opinion: Two Different News Stories, One Message Of Hope

NPR's Scott Simon recounts how two seemingly different news stories share a common theme of hope. → Read More