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GOP Debate: Scalia's Vacancy; Trump Puts Jeb On The Defense

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Parsing the SCOTUS Confirmation Process

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Backlash After Referee Bans Traditional Navajo Hairstyle

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Steve Downey and Terry Farley pose for a wedding photo last March. They first met in high school, 44 years earlier.

Love, Lost And Found: "Things Just Fell Into Place"

Terry Farley remembers her first boyfriend: Steve Downey. The year was 1971. She was 14, he was 16.

"He was my first love, the first boy I ever kissed, the first boy I ever held hands with and he was hard to forget," Farley tells NPR's Rachel Martin in the Valentine's Day edition of For the Record.

Genya Ravan (left) and director Chris Henry on the set of <em>Rock and Roll Refugee</em>, a new off-Broadway play about Ravan's early life in music.

Genya Ravan, 'Rock And Roll Refugee,' Has Stories To Fill Two Lifetimes

Genya Ravan's name has always been a hurdle: strangers tend to stress the wrong syllable, or reduce it to something more conventional. (Jimmy Fallon once casually referred to her as "Gina.")

Ravan was actually born Genyusha Zelkowitz, to a family in war-torn Poland. By the time she left for America in 1947, she had lost two brothers to the Holocaust. Along with her parents and sister, she settled on New York's Lower East Side, in a cold water flat on Rivington Street.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia laughs after a graduation ceremony at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md., where Scalia gave the commencement address in June 2015.

5 Opinions From Justice Antonin Scalia That Are Worth A Read

One thing that is undeniable about Justice Antonin Scalia is that his opinions were always a good read. He was a reliable conservative but every once in a while he broke rank. Most of all, however, Scalia, who died on Saturday, will be remembered for his scathing dissents.

We've sifted through many of his opinions. Here are five that are worth a read:

What Scalia's Death Spells For The Supreme Court's Docket

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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2011.

4 Questions With NPR's Nina Totenberg About Justice Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly on Saturday. We spoke to NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg about his life, legacy and what's next.

1. Let's talk about Scalia's legal perspective. He was known as a proponent of originalism. Can you tell us a bit about that?

Originalism, as defined by Justice Scalia and others, is that what is in the Constitution literally is what the founding fathers meant.

President Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Saturday.

Obama Remembers Scalia As 'Consequential,' Vows To Appoint Replacement

President Obama struck a somber tone, remembering the late-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as a "towering legal mind" who influenced a generation, but made it clear, he intends to replace him.

"I plan to fulfill my constitutional obligation to appoint a successor — in due time," Obama said, adding that he expected a fair hearing and a timely vote.

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