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6:03 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Learning To Love, And Forgive, In Brilliant 'Day'

Warren Duffy is having a bad year. The comic book store he opened in Cardiff, Wales, has shut down, leaving him in debt to his angry ex-wife. He's come home to Philadelphia to claim the inheritance left to him by his late father — a roofless, possibly haunted mansion that's only inhabitable in the most technical sense of the word. And he's basically broke, forced to make pocket money by drawing pictures at a comic book convention, where, because he's biracial, he's shunted into the "urban" section.

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The Salt
6:03 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again

In a village outside of Jenin, in the West Bank, Palestinian farmers harvest wheat early and burn the husks to yield the smoky, nutty grain known as freekeh.
Daniella Cheslow for NPR

In early May, Nasser Abufarha drove through the rural farmlands around Jenin in the northern West Bank and noticed the timeless features of village life. Young boys harvested cauliflower bigger than their heads, a sun-beaten old man passed on foot with a hoe propped against his shoulder and middle-aged women strolled to their modest homes on a path between waving wheat fields.

But there was one new element, says Abufarha, a Palestinian-American businessman and the founder of the largest fair trade exporter for Palestinian produce.

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The Two-Way
5:34 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable Reach Merger Deal

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 8:51 am

Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications announced Tuesday that they had reached a merger deal.

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Music News
4:18 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Heavy Rotation: Seinabo Sey's 'Hard Time'

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 8:04 am

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Around the Nation
4:18 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Artist Makes Money Off Of Other People's Instagram Photos

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 7:07 am

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