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Week In Politics: Trump Attacks Former Miss Universe After Debate

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about Donald Trump's attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and the upcoming vice presidential debate.
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The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.
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When Mrs. Eisele Took Manhattan: Big City Failed To Awe Minnesota Journalist

In 1936, Country Home magazine sent its "rural correspondent of the year" Susan Eisele on a trip to NYC. With a 6-week-old in tow, she soaked up the city and hit it off with hard-bitten newspapermen.
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'Deflategate' As Seen Through The Prism Of Broadway's 'Hamilton'

What do NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, deflated footballs, QB Tom Brady and a hit Broadway musical have in common? Commentator Pablo Torre, a senior writer with ESPN The Magazine, has the answer.
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Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.
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Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.
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For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.
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While Everyone Was Partying At Woodstock, I Was Stuck At Schrafft's

The chain restaurant that catered to women helped redefine how Americans eat, according to a new book. For NPR's Lynn Neary, it also defined how she did and didn't fit with the counterculture.
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Week In Politics: Police Shootings, Upcoming Presidential Debate

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss reaction to the police shooting in Charlotte, N.C., and look ahead to the presidential debate next week.
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Player Protests: When Athletes Stand Up (Or Kneel) For Social Justice Issues

We're seeing something we did not witness a decade or two ago: Sports as a vehicle not just for making money, but for social change.

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