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1:38am

Fri January 25, 2013
NPR Story

'Fruitvale' Stands Out At Sundance

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:14 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Snow, superstars, and cinema. That combination can mean only one thing at this time of year: The Sundance Film Festival. Our movie reviewer, Kenneth Turan, is on the scene in Park City, Utah, as he is every year, to tell us about some of the movies at Sundance. Good morning.

KENNETH TURAN, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: Let's start with dramas. What really stands out for you, Ken?

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11:49pm

Thu January 24, 2013
It's All Politics

Sponsors Of Assault Weapons Ban Hope Newtown Shooting Changes Minds

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:14 am

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference Thursday announcing her plan to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
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Congressional Democrats appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday to push for a new ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The bill's author, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, started her remarks with a roster of tragedy: "Columbine. Virginia Tech. Aurora. Tucson. Oak Creek. The common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine."

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11:48pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Planet Money

At $17.5 Million A Year, LeBron James Is Underpaid

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 9:29 am

A bargain at $17.5 million a year.
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LeBron James is arguably the best player in the NBA. His salary is $17.5 million a year. He's worth much, much more.

"He's getting hosed," says Kevin Grier, an economist from the University of Oklahoma.

James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he left, the value of the team fell by tens of millions of dollars — and the value of his new team, the Miami Heat, rose by tens of millions. The economists I talked to said James should be making closer to $40 million a year.

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11:46pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Television

Lives Of Praise, Lives In Progress On 'The Sisterhood'

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:14 am

The new TLC show The Sisterhood follows the lives of five preachers' wives in Atlanta.
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7:03pm

Thu January 24, 2013
StoryCorps

After Years Of Estrangement, Eight Siblings Become A Family

Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 6:14 am

Bryan Wilmoth (right) reunited with his brother Michael years after their parents kicked Bryan out for being gay. All six of their siblings either ran away or were kicked out of their family's home over the years.
StoryCorps

When Bryan Wilmoth was in his late teens, his father found a love letter from a man in Bryan's box of things.

Furious at the discovery of a gay son, Bryan's father took him for a ride and dropped him off in the middle of the night with a $5 bill.

"That's sort of all I remember — sleeping outside in the country that night," Bryan, 50, recounts to his brother Michael, at StoryCorps in Los Angeles.

Growing up in a strict, religious household, Bryan and his seven younger siblings all became estranged from their parents over the years.

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