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Friday, December 13, 2013 5:44amA St. Louis publisher says it has already sold out of the first two print runs of the kids book Cruz to the Future, starring the Republican senator going hunting, giving speeches and more.
Friday, December 13, 2013 5:37amAccording to emails read in court during the long trial of defunct Murdoch tabloid News of the World, the queen's staff placed bowls of nuts around the palace for her, but royal police roaming the corridors couldn't resist them. So she drew lines on the bowls to keep track of the snack levels.
Friday, December 13, 2013 2:48amA year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gunman Adam Lanza's motives are still unclear. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says people may just have to be satisfied with what they've known from the beginning — that on Dec. 14, 2012, a horrible thing happened.
Friday, December 13, 2013 2:48amMbali Vilakazi, the winner of our Poetry Games last year, honors Mandela's memory with a poem, "The Black Pimpernel." The title is a derogatory nickname given to Mandela in his revolutionary days. Vilakazi's poem looks toward the future: "And if we have stood on the shoulders of giants, / We are giants still / And giants, we will come again."
Friday, December 13, 2013 2:48amThe stars of Saving Mr. Banks — a movie about the struggle between Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers over how the Mary Poppins film would be made — talk to NPR's Renee Montagne about the film, and what their counterparts might have thought of their performances.