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President Obama Has Last Laughs At White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama had his last opportunity to take some digs at politicos and celebrities at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Middle-Class Immigrant Family Says Greed Is Eclipsing The American Dream

In this week's "Hanging On" series about the American middle class, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with business owners Manolo Betancur and Zhenia Martinez. They own Las Delicias Bakery in Charlotte, N.C.

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Follow The Rhyme To Solve The Mystery Of The Missing Pair

Every answer this week is a phrase in the form "___ and ___." We give you rhymes for the two missing words; you complete the phrases.

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Disney Releases 100th 'Original Movie,' A Millennial Favorite

Disney announced the release date for its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie. NPR's Rachel Martin sits down with Buzzfeed Entertainment's Jaimie Etkin to discuss the cultural legacy of the series.

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Leicester City's Underdog Story Nears Finish

UK's minor soccer club has captured world attention by soaring to the top of the Premier Division in one season. If the club can beat soccer giants Manchester United on Sunday, they'll take the title.

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How A Weekend At Transgender Camp Changed A Mother-Son Relationship

Storycorps Outloud tells stories from the LGBTQ community. This week we hear from a mother and her transgender son, about their relationship and the summer camp that changed his life.

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Forget Talent, Success Comes From 'Grit'

Rachel Martin talks with Angela Duckworth, the psychologist who brought the idea of "grit" as a marker of success into the American mainstream. Her book posits that achievement is about persistence.

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5 Years Later, How Does Bin Laden's Killing Impact Al-Qaida's Legacy?

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with author Lawrence Wright about the fate of Al-Qaida five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Camille Perri Talks Breaking The Rules To Get Ahead In Debut Novel, 'The Assistants'

When the assistant at a multinational corporation skims a tiny fraction of the company's billions, it sets off a chain of unexpected events. Camille Perri tells Rachel Martin about her new novel.

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What's On This Year's Agenda The "Disease Detectives?"

The Epidemic Intelligence Service, the "disease detectives" of the Centers for Disease Control holds their annual meeting this week. Rachel Martin asks EIS director Josh Mott how they do their work.

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Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Battle Out Indiana Primary

Rachel talks to Pete Seat, the Indiana consultant for John Kasich, about the upcoming primary.

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California Primary Weighs Heavily On Republican Race

California Republicans are holding their state convention this weekend. It's a chance for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich to make their case to party leaders.

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Republican Immigration Rhetoric Leaves Latino Population Feeling Disenfranchised

Although the Latino population is growing fast in Charlotte, N.C., it's not nearly as politically engaged. The GOP says they want their vote. But many Latinos feel alienated by the candidate options.

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Cyndi Lauper Charts Her Own Path — Thanks, In Part, To Patsy Cline

She says seeing Cline on TV as a child helped her rethink the possibilities for spirited women. Her new album, Detour, brings a country sound to the pop icon's repertoire.

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Ricky Gervais On Controversial Jokes, Celebrities And 'Special Correspondents'

"I didn't go out there to ruin everyone's day or undermine the moral fabric of America. I was making jokes." Gervais talked with NPR's Rachel Martin about his new movie and how he approaches humor.

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Is There A Better Way To Pay For America's Schools?

There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.

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