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For Man With Cystic Fibrosis, 'Death Is Like A Deadline'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sixty years ago, most children with cystic fibrosis didn't live past the age of 5. Today most with the disease live into their 40s. Brent Hendricks says it is "like being on a boat with a hole in it."

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Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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The Day One Man Decided To Give Up His Gun

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

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Debate: Is It Time To Abolish The Death Penalty?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The practice is under renewed scrutiny after a series of botched executions in several states last year. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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Bruce Jenner's Long History Of Clearing Hurdles

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

As Jenner prepares for an interview in which he's expected to talk about his gender identity, commentator Frank Deford looks back at the reality TV star's days as an Olympic athlete adjusting to fame.

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Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing Reopens Wounds For Survivors

Friday, April 17, 2015

When the truck bomb exploded at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995, there were 21 children in the building's day care. Six survived, including Chris Nguyen and PJ Allen.

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At Walter Scott's Funeral, An Unexpected Conversation

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika attended the funeral this weekend, he found himself discussing gentrification — and his own role in the changes in North Charleston, S.C.

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As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.

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Deford: Americans Don't Care About Major League Soccer

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The curmudgeonly sports commentator is pessimistic about the sport's prospects in the U.S.

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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Longtime Couple Found That Clothes Didn't Make The Man

Friday, April 03, 2015

Vietnam veteran Sissy Goodwin has lived his life in a particular fashion for more than 40 years with his wife by his side supporting him. He says she taught him how to love himself.

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Morning Edition

Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.

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Love Is In The Air: Howard Students Talk Romance, Relationships

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The four college seniors participating in NPR's Howard Project share their experiences with love and dating in college — from first crushes to lessons learned.

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Accepting His Daughter As Gay Was Like A Weight 'Lifted Off Me'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Deidra Robinson and her father, William Watford III, were extremely close — until she told him she was gay. They came to StoryCorps in Homewood, Ala., to talk about that moment.

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Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To 2 Lives

Friday, March 27, 2015

Back in high school, Jeff Wilson accidentally hit Tammie Baird with his car. Now 30 years later, they're amazed at how that traumatic experience led to dramatic changes for both of them.

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'Borland Effect' A Fumble For Football? Deford Says It Will Pass

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.

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All Things Considered

Letters: Prosecutor's Apology, Academic Fraud At UNC

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read comments from listeners about a prosecutor's apology to the man he helped put away decades ago and the University of North Carolina's academic fraud scheme.

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Debate: Should The U.S. Adopt The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Online?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

People don't always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?

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News From The Charity Stripe

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."

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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A Univision commentator's ugly remarks about Michelle Obama are more than just an idle misstep. Essayist Maria Murriel says they reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.

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