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The fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones premiered Sunday. The show is known for being "deadly," and fans know not to get too attached to characters. Now two students at Olin College in Massachusetts have come up with a way to predict who might die soonest.
Police in China have released five women's rights activists on bail. They are suspected of disturbing public order, and may still be indicted at a later date. The case has caused an international outcry and a chilling effect on gender rights work.
Laina Morris is the real person behind the Internet meme known as the "Overly Attached Girlfriend."
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to golf writer Ron Sirak about 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, whose record-breaking win at the Masters Sunday is causing many to call him the next Tiger Woods.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Guillermo Grenier, a sociology professor at Florida International University.
David Brooks' other books include The Social Animal and Bobos in Paradise....
The New York Times columnist wrote The Road to Character after seeing the gratitude for life of people who tutor immigrants. He thought, "I've achieved career success ... but I haven't achieved that."