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People who have come to do laundry with mingle with volunteers at a laundrom...
Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.
Sunday Puzzle....
Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
On top of Moscow's secretive foreign intelligence service, there's an even deeper layer of information gathering. NPR's Arun Rath talks to writer Mark Galeotti about the agency known as the GRU.
The relationship between the Obama Administration and the press corps is rocky. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent David Folkenflik about why the corps lodged a formal complaint — over astronauts.
How meaningful and trustworthy are seals of approval from the likes of Energy Star and Good Housekeeping? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with advertising expert Lucy Atkinson about their validity.
Ceci Bastida's second full-length album, La Edad De La Violencia, was releas...
La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.