The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

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Dr. Vanessa Grubbs and Robert Phillips at their wedding in August 2005. Just a few months earlier, when his kidneys were failing, she gave him one of hers. Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb hide caption

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'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

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'The End of Eddy' Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

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ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

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The Cheyenne Mountain Complex was completed in the mid-1960s. The tunnels extend thousands of feet into Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Courtesy Simon & Schuster hide caption

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In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

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Eddie Izzard: Coming Out Gave Me The Confidence For Everything Else

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"When you tell the truth, it's naturally going to offend people afraid of the truth, afraid of what the truth might force them to do," says writer Sherman Alexie. Lee Towndrow/Little, Brown and Company hide caption

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Sherman Alexie Says He's Been 'Indian Du Jour' For A 'Very Long Day'

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Sherman Alexie's New Book Is An Emotional Memoir About His Mother

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Be Bigger, Fight Harder: Roxane Gay On A Lifetime Of 'Hunger'

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Ben Falcone's advice for fathers is "love your kids and show up." His dad, Steve, says, "Don't sweat the small stuff." Courtesy of Ben Falcone Dey Street Books hide caption

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Actor Ben Falcone And His Dad On The Funny Side Of Fatherhood

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'Sit, Walk, Don't Talk': An Author Finds Comfort At A Silent Meditation Retreat

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In 'Memory's Last Breath' An Academic Confronts Dementia

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What Churchill And Orwell Had In Common: Both Could Say, 'My Side Is Wrong'

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A new book examines how federal government policies made it easier for minorities to open fast-food franchises than grocery stores. Today the landscape of urban America reflects this history. Chris Kindred for NPR hide caption

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Confronting The Possibility Of Monsters In 'The Essex Serpent'

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Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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The new poet laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, visits the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center in Washington, D.C., last month. Shawn Miller/Library of Congress hide caption

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Tracy K. Smith Reads 'When Your Small Form Tumbled Into Me'

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What Makes A Good Whodunit? 'Magpie Murders' Author Spells It Out

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Journalist Ventured 'Behind The Lines Of Jihad' To Interview The World's Most Wanted

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'Hue 1968' Revisits An American 'Turning Point' In The War In Vietnam

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