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For Kids In Sports, Parents Must Play Well Too

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Becoming an athlete takes sweat and sacrifice, sometimes by the whole family. As the world watches Olympians go for the gold in London, host Michel Martin is joined by three dedicated sports moms to talk about how parents can encourage their children in athletics. Martin speaks with Janet Hill, mom of NBA player Grant Hill, Janis Meredith, mom of three athletes and Binte Adebiyi, mom of a professional swimmer and Olympic hopeful in the Skeleton race.
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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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