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1:39 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

NewsPoet: Kevin Young Writes The Day In Verse

Poet Kevin Young visits NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Friday as a NewsPoet guest.
Doriane Raiman NPR

Originally published on Wed July 25, 2012 10:22 am

Today at All Things Considered we continue a project we're calling NewsPoet. Each month we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.

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The Two-Way
1:35 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

One Of Britain's Most Tenacious Pugilists Returns To Parliament

British politician George Galloway celebrated today after winning the Bradford West by-election in northern England.
Andrew Yates AFP/Getty Images

Those in Britain who complain that their politicians tend to be mealy-mouthed mediocrities who spend their lives battling over the middle ground are being compelled to think again.

One of the country's most fiesty political brawlers, George Galloway, has once again sprung back into the political ring by unexpectedly securing a return to parliament, long after most pundits had written him off.

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Television
1:18 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

'Thrones,' 'Killing' Return ... And Revert To Old Habits

Game of Throne's Peter Dinklage returns to the Lannister kingdom more influential than ever, thanks to a scroll that gives him power by proxy.
Paul Schiraldi Paul Schiraldi Photography

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 11:36 am

AMC's The Killing started strong, with raves from critics and an impressively loyal core of viewers. But in the final episode of the year, when it left its season-long murder mystery intentionally unresolved, most fans felt angry, even betrayed. HBO's Game of Thrones, on the other hand, took a bit longer to get established, and to get as much attention. But thanks to some strong performances and a few bold strokes of plot, Game of Thrones — based on the George R. R.

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The Two-Way
1:17 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Suu Kyi Says Myanmar Elections Not Free And Fair, Continues Campaign

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi addresses supporters in Myitkyina on Feb. 24.
Soe Than Win AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri March 30, 2012 9:53 am

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi says the run up to Sunday's election for a few parliament seats in Myanmar, also known as Burma, have been marred by voting irregularities and reports of intimidation. She says that means the election process is neither free nor fair.

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The Picture Show
1:17 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

Portraits Of Africa's Amazing Masquerade

Mami Wata Mask, Cross River, Nigeria, 2004
Phyllis Galembo

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:55 am

Based strictly on her photos, you might not guess that Phyllis Galembo was born in New York. But after a few seconds on the phone, her accent says it all. "I'm not a very fashionable person if you look at me," she jokes — offering one self-deprecating reason why she might be so drawn to such elaborate ritual costumes.

A selection of her photos, focused on Africa, can be found in the April issue of National Geographic — a teaser, really, for all she's captured.

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