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SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

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The Princeton Review wanted to use a line from her song "Fifteen" as an example of bad grammar. The problem is the lyric in question was misquoted.

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Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

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Three weeks into the Boston Marathon bombing trial, defense attorneys will soon get their turn. Before sentencing, they'll be limited in what they can say to defend admitted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarneav.

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Seinabo Sey Touches Down In Austin

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The Swedish singer says a conflicted relationship to her home country informs the sound of her music: "I don't feel free there, and that makes you write in a certain way."

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The Week In 2016 Politics

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An event in New Hampshire and a small scandal in Iowa are just the latest in the race for the White House.

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Winning In Country Music, With No Help From Nashville

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Traditional country musicians, the kind who never get airplay on mainstream country radio stations, are thriving in regional scenes supported by devoted live audiences.

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$24B TV Deal Puts Cash In NBA Pockets

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Scott Simon talks basketball with NPR's Tom Goldman, from the record increase in the NBA's salary cap to an on-air announcer's very strange commentary.

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Rehm To Step Away From Fundraising Role

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NPR will update its ethics code to clarify how far it reaches.

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Speech Restrictions in Ecuador

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Ecuador's recent media law is aimed at reducing offensive content and reining in the power of entrenched media monopolies. But critics say it's also a tool for the president to go after his critics.

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House Panel Questions Gen. Campbell About Readiness Of Afghan Force

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Congress wants to know whether the U.S. military tried to hide problems with the Afghan military force. Afghans are leading the fight against the Taliban — with U.S. troops mostly in the background.

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'Two Men In Town' Covers Old Desert Ground

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There's not much that's new in the criminal-goes-straight story Two Men In Town, but a good performance from Forest Whitaker helps it along.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

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Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction, about how human activity is affecting different species, appears at No. 6.

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Chilean Cyclist Nearing Record Killed By Truck In Rural Thailand

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Juan Francisco Guillermo, 47, had been hoping to set a Guinness record by cycling more than 155,000 miles on five continents over five years.

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In LA, Vets Become Homeless Faster Than The VA Can House Them

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The Veterans Administration pledged to end homelessness among veterans by this year. Some cities will meet the goal, but LA is way behind, with the country's highest number of vets on the street

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