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NBA Dares To Speak Out On Gun Control Issues

With the NBA's new ad campaign against gun violence, commentator Frank Deford says a bunch of athletes may finally provide the first successful nudge toward stiffer firearm regulation.
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Barbershop: Political Dust-ups And Advocacy In The NBA

In the Barbershop, blogger Dru Ealons, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and NPR editor Ammad Omar discuss controversies involving Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and a new set of ads from the NBA.
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It's An Election Year, So Get Excited! At Least I Will

NPR's Linda Wertheimer has covered decades of presidential elections. She reflects on what to expect from 2016.
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A Couple's Love Blooms At Christmas

Octavius Humphries' and Seth Smiley's story began on Christmas Eve 2010. They'd met online and agreed to a first date on Christmas Eve. Three Christmases later, Octavius proposed to Seth.
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3 Christmas Questions, As Answered By Science

Science research on Christmas offers tips for those who celebrate — and some general lessons about family, gift giving, communication and community for all, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Basketball players don't endure numerous concussions like some football players do, nor do they suffer the arm injuries common to baseball pitchers. But the grind on the hardwood can wear bodies down.
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Which Burns More Kilowatt-Hours: America's Christmas Lights Or Tanzania?

As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.
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The Diminishing Middle — And Why That Widens The Gap Between Us

In light of a recent Pew study that says most Americans are no longer middle-class, NPR's Michel Martin argues that when the middle thins, the ends of the spectrum must yell just to hear each other.
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Barbershop: 'Star Wars,' Worst-Case Scenarios And Holiday Buying

In this week's Barbershop, we hear about Star Wars, parents' emergency plans in the event of a school shooting and when to cut back on gift-giving — featuring Anil Dash, Jenny Davis and Tammy Garnes.
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Twain's 'Letter From Santa Claus,' A Gift For All Ages

In 1875, Mark Twain wrote a letter to his 3-year-old daughter from Santa Claus. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a father's love for his daughter at Christmas time.

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