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Comic Character Has Spider Sense, Latin Roots

She's half-Mexican, half-Puerto Rican, 15 years old, never leaves home without her cell phone - and happens to have spider senses. Araña Corazon is Marvel Comics' latest -- and most diverse -- addition to the Spider-Man legacy.

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Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.