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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Mark Twain

Nov 14, 2013 — Also: Ben Tarnoff on Mark Twain; famous authors who make cameos in advertisements; comedian Rob Delaney on losing friends to drug addiction.
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Apr 4, 2013 — Also: Mark Twain's advice to little girls; Benjamin Lytal on Vladimir Nabokov; and author and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died.
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Feb 21, 2013 — Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
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Jan 5, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie and the new congress. In the second hour, the challenges and stigma of surrogacy, and the new edition of Huck Finn drops the "n-word."
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Jan 4, 2011 — For years, the book has been banned by some schools because of the "N" word. Those publishing the new edition hope thiswill getthe classic story into more young students' hands.
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Jul 14, 2010 — Mark Twain's thoughts on the journalistic interview... what are yours?
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