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NBA Preview For Christmas Day Action

If it's Christmas Day, that means there is basketball to watch. NPR's Mike Pesca talks to host David Greene about the match-ups the NBA has gift-wrapped for fans this year. One of the featured teams is the Los Angeles Lakers, who were expected to contend for the title this year after some off-season trades. Now they're just hoping to make the playoffs. There will also be a rematch of last season's finals when the Oklahoma City Thunder face the Miami Heat.
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100 Years Ago, 'New Republic' Helped Define Modern Liberalism

Robert Siegel speaks with The New Republic editor Franklin Foer about the new book Insurrections of the Mind, a collection of seminal essays from the magazine's first 100 years.
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Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
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Senator's Legislation Would Strip NFL Of Nonprofit Status

The Redskins' refusal to change its name has prompted the legislation from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
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The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

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