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    Why do people go to class reunions? In our current world of Facebook, Linked In, Twitter and every other permutation from e-mail to iPad, it's possible to stay in touch with people we knew in high school-- and completely avoid those we never wanted to see again. But maybe some memories can only be faced down in person. Frederick I. Iverson explores this in his article on the reunion of the Sunnydale Class of '99. The date is July 26, 2014: This is Talk of the Nation, for NPR.

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    The Fire Nation didn’t kill all the Air Nomads. They tried. They very nearly succeeded. But the Air Nomads have always been a mobile and scattered people. The temples may have been destroyed, but the Air Nomads lived on, hidden wherever they could find shelter. It wasn’t easy. There was many things they had to sacrifice in the name of staying hidden.

    But other things they were able to keep safe. Despite the Fire Nations best efforts, they were not destroyed. Now after 100 years, the War is over, and the Avatar sets out to find the last of his people.

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    About the size of a turkey, the velociraptors were basically feathery coyotes with sickle claws. The little buggers were escape artists too, and managed to escape their enclosure at least once every week. Once free they would usually venture into the guest areas and raid the garbage cans, beg tourists for food, and try and lure the pigeons into a false sense of security by fluffing their feathers and pretending to peck at the ground.

    The Other Velociraptors on the other hand, were six foot tall, super intelligent, scaly freaks of nature that only existed because the science department was a bunch of nerds. Surprisingly however they were much better behaved than their smaller, more natural counterparts. Too bad the chief of security was an asshole, and their trainer had a habit of getting drunk and teaching them things they really shouldn't know.

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    Temari spends a month on an adventure more appropriate for Naruto than her. It starts with being sent to an alternate dimension where her husband's twin sister didn't die as a baby and ends with admitting she might actually care for her brothers. (It feels terribly unnatural.)

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