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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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Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing

Awards season has offered NPR's Scott Simon the opportunity to reflect on the number of British actors playing Americans in films and television shows, and wonder where the American actors are.
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What Research Says About The Consequences Of PC Culture

Jonathan Chait's essay on a pervasive dangerous online culture of political correctness nearly broke the Internet. So does the science back him up?
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African-American NASCAR Driver Raced Like 'A Great Artist'

Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.
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Challenging The Whiteness Of Public Radio

Chenjerai Kumanyika loves public radio, but when it's his turn at the microphone, he worries that he doesn't sound like himself. It got him thinking about the predominant white sound of public media.
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The Tennis Court Offers A Good Lesson For The NFL

As Deflategate and other embarrassing incidents continue to hit the NFL, commentator Frank Deford says a selfless act by a little-known tennis player could teach the league something about fairness.
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Losing A Soulmate And A Pillar Of St. Louis' Trans Community

Shane Fairchild and his late wife, Blue Bauer, were "the mama and the papa of the trans community," says their friend Sayer Johnson.

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