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At the Academy Awards, many of the big winners were expected — but the ceremony drew energy from their speeches, which addressed a gamut of issues, from equal pay for women to immigration.
An Oklahoma legislative panel is reviewing the latest Advanced Placement U.S. History course and could cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course focuses on the negative.
Wil Smith, a single dad who listeners met through StoryCorps, died Sunday. A few years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. (This conversation initially aired on Oct. 23, 2013 on Morning Edition).
Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.
Cynthia Bond' tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey named it her March book club selection, and she bought the film rights.
The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.