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This Photo May Not Change The World But It Moved One Mom To Act

Can a single photo make a difference? For one NPR audience member — who admits she knew little of the Syrian war before last week — the answer is yes.
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In The Face Of A Bloodied Boy, A Call To Look More Deeply At Syria

Prompted by the image of a little boy in Aleppo whose face is caked with rubble and blood, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the costs and effects of the war in Syria.
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Week In Politics: Trump Campaign Shake-Ups

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of the National Review. They discuss the recent shake-ups within the Trump campaign and the Clinton Foundation's announcement that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the foundation will stop accepting donations from corporations or foreign governments.
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Transgender Athletes Raise Questions For Future Olympic Games

The Rio Olympics is the first to accept transgender athletes, but no known trans athletes are competing in the summer games. But the possibility of transgender Olympians got our commentator thinking.
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Will Past Trauma Always Resurface In A Relationship?

Dear Sugar Radio is a podcast offering "radical empathy" and advice for the lost, lonely and heartsick. This time they talk to a woman in a relationship with a man who has emotional "baggage."
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Through Organ Donation, A Heart Lives On

When Michael Stepien died, Arthur Thomas recieved his donated heart. When Stepien's daughter, Jeni, got married, Thomas walked her down the aisle. Scott Simon reflects on the power of organ donation.
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Why I'm Fascinated By Parasitic Worms

To many parasitic worms, we are the world. And the way they've evolved to live within us — without wiping us out — is stunning.
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Week In Politics: Clinton's Tax Returns, Dueling Economic Speeches

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the candidates' economic speeches.
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40 Years Later, Anti-Doping Calls At The Olympics Grow Louder

Sports commentator Christine Brennan is in Rio for the Summer Olympics, where she's noticed a big change in attitudes about doping among athletes and the media.
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Who Gets To Be 'Hapa'?

Many young mixed-raced Asian-Americans embrace the Hawaiian word "hapa" to describe their identity. But are they legitimizing a slur, engaging in appropriation, or just making an old word new?

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