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Week In Politics: Obama Supreme Court Nominee, Presidential Race

NPR's Robert Siegel discusses the politics of the week with New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne. They cover President Obama's nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court and the latest on the presidential race.
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Youngstown: Four Decades Of Service As A Political Backdrop

Decade after decade, political candidates come to Youngstown to use its troubles as a backdrop. They assign blame for its job losses, and make promises for its future. So far, not much has changed.
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Sometimes It Pays To Take The New Route

We prefer doing things the way we've always done them — even if embracing something new would make things better.
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Barbershop: The Campaign Creep, And How To Handle Politics In Relationships

In this week's barbershop, blogger Dru Ealons, Center for Social Inclusion fellow Deepa Iyer and former Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault discuss the seep of political campaigns into daily life.
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Astronaut's Photos From Space Change How We See Earth

Astronaut Scott Kelly is back from nearly a year in space. NPR's Melissa Block says she misses the photos he shared from orbit, but tweets from his re-entry have been pretty entertaining.
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Week In Politics: Presidential Primaries, Canadian Prime Minister Visits U.S.

NPR's Ari Shapiro discusses the politics of the week with New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne. They discuss the presidential primaries and President Obama's meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Some Of Life's Best Lessons Can Be Found In 'Lousy' Kitchen Jobs

Commentator Rachael Cusick says one of her first jobs — a maddening summer stint as a breakfast line cook — may seem irrelevant on her resume, but it gave her valuable experience to last a lifetime.
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How Not To Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay

A Mumbai eatery is giving discounts to women who wear very high heels. Cops in a Russian city are pulling over female drivers to hand them roses.
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Barbershop: Chris Rock, Nina And Kendrick

Ravi Patel, Kara Brown and Alex Gale join the Barbershop to talk about Chris Rock's Oscars performance, a polarizing casting decision for a Nina Simone biopic and the surprise Kendrick Lamar album.
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Saldana As Simone Resurfaces A Debate Beyond Black And White

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reflects on the debate over the casting of Zoe Saldana in the role of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone. Saldana wore makeup to darken her skin and look more like Simone.

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