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Week In Politics: New Presidential Candidates, U.K. Elections

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the 2016 candidates and U.K. elections.
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'I'm Old Enough To Do What I Like,' 87-Year-Old Tells Family

For Mother's Day, we hear from a strong-willed grandmother who talks about her life of no regrets.
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Bollywood Star Sentenced To Prison In Hit-And-Run Case

A court in Mumbai sentenced Salman Khan to 5 years in prison for a hit-and-run incident in 2002 that left 1 person dead. David Greene talks to commentator Sandip Roy, who lives in Kolkat, India.
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Athletes Want To Talk To Fans Without Meddlesome Sports Journalists

Retired baseball player Derek Jeter is leading the charge to find ways for players to speak to fans without media middlemen.
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Can You Spot The Fake Fragonard?

A London gallery has asked visitors to spot the single fake, produced for about $100 in China, and displayed among its priceless collection. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what makes art valuable.
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Week In Politics: Protests In Baltimore

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the protests in Baltimore.
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Letters: Meaning And Origins Of 'Thug'

NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read our listeners' reactions to Thursday's discussion on the meaning of the word "thug."
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The Racially Charged Meaning Behind The Word 'Thug'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks to John McWhorter, associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, about the use of the word "thug" to describe Baltimore rioters.
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Political Story On Breast Cancer Screenings Was Missing Some Science

A story on mammogram recommendations quotes only the opposing views in Congress.
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Boxing Fans Shift Focus To Small Men, Big Money

As some boxing fans await a major welterweight matchup on Saturday, it's clear that the sport is struggling to keep the attention on the boxers' athleticism rather than their riches.

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