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An American Dream, A Cuban Soul: Poet Richard Blanco Finds 'Home'

While immigration is a subject of some of the most intense political debates in this country, inaugural poet Richard Blanco says it also drives his art. He shares his journey of becoming an American.
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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.
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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
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Week In Politics: DHS Funding, ISIS, Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Rachel Martin reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding debate, the authorization of force against the Islamic State and same-sex marriage in Alabama.
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'Gentleman And Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.
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Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.
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For An Injured Son, Caring Mom Is 'The Picture Of Unconditional Love'

In this week's StoryCorps, we hear from a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can't walk or talk and communicates through a computerized voice. He thanks his mother for taking care of him.
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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.
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Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.
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Journalist Jorge Ramos Takes On Obama, Republicans

Often called the Walter Cronkite of Latino America, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos could play a big role in the 2016 presidential elections.

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