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Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey

Friday, April 18, 2014

Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games.

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Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Friday, April 18, 2014

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible

Friday, April 18, 2014

Professor and economist Matthew Gentzkow, the recent winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, discusses how to predict media slant and use big data in economics.

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Disaster On Everest Marks Deadliest Day In Mountain's History

Friday, April 18, 2014

More than 13 Nepalese climbers died while preparing a route on Mount Everest for Western climbers. Grayson Schaffer of Outside Magazine explains that local porters and guides bear the brunt of the danger on these extreme climbs.

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On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots

Friday, April 18, 2014

Singer-songwriter Gina Chavez may be a Texan, but on her latest album she reconnects with her Latin roots, singing in both English and Spanish. Up.Rooted blends Latin folk and American pop.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth

Friday, April 18, 2014

In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy and reflects on hard-won political lessons.

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Born With HIV, Building A Future

Friday, April 18, 2014

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

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Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'

Friday, April 18, 2014

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.

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A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp.

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Why Israel Is Staying On The Sidelines In Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow.

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States Are Spotty In Following High Court Lead On Juvenile Sentencing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that mandatory life sentences, without parole, for juveniles are unconstitutional, but states have varied in how they've complied with these decisions.

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Consider The Can: An Unlikely Twist On A Louisiana Dish

Thursday, April 17, 2014

When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.

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Iranian U.N. Ambassador's Past Makes Fodder For Diplomatic Dust-up

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The U.S. has denied a visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Iran's choice as ambassador to the United Nations. Bloomberg reporter Sangwon Yoon explains the diplomatic controversy and how it may play out.

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South Korea Ferry Disaster Sets Rescuers, And Fears, In Motion

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hundreds are missing after a ferry sank Wednesday off South Korea's southern coast. Reporter Jason Strother in Seoul offers details on the latest developments.

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From Cuba To LA Baseball Diamond, Yasiel Puig's Dangerous Odyssey

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yasiel Puig has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but equally remarkable was his perilous journey from Cuba to the major leagues. Jesse Katz told the story recently in Los Angeles Magazine.

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Mass Abduction In Nigeria Suspected Of Being Militant Group's Latest

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pascal Fletcher, the Africa bureau chief of Reuters, explains a recent incident in Nigeria, during which suspected Islamist insurgents raided a school and abducted Nigerian schoolgirls.

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NATO Makes Plans To Bolster Its Eastern Border

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.

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Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

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How One Michigan City Is Sending Kids To College Tuition-Free

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.

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'Before India,' A Young Gandhi Found His Calling In South Africa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The racism Gandhi encountered in South Africa helped spark a lifetime of activism. Historian Ramachandra Guha says without that experience, "he would never have become a political animal."

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