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Week In Politics: Ukraine, Ariz. Veto And Obama's Task Force

Our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Ukraine, the president's new task force and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto.
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Are Americans Tired Of 'Arrogant British' TV Personalities?

Piers Morgan announced that CNN will be canceling his show, just weeks after Fox TV said it would be parting ways with British star and American Idol alum Simon Cowell.
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Ukrainian Olympic Skier's Stand Is A Sacrifice For Her Country

A Ukrainian skier has pulled out of the Olympics to show solidarity with protesters back home. While the impact of her move is unclear, forgoing a chance at a medal is a powerful symbol.
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Michael Dunn And Miami Dolphins Show It's Time To Step Up

Host Michel Martin draws parallels between two high-profile stories in Florida, suggesting now is the moment for allies to come forward and parents to be heard.
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Michael Sam, A Distraction? Please

Commentator Frank Deford says the NFL is home to bullies, wife beaters, racists and, yes, some homophobes. But to suggest that one young gay man in the locker room would be too much for that bunch to stomach, he says, is "ludicrous."
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Shirley Temple's Films Still Charm After All These Years

Shirley Temple starred in reliably formulaic movies — a little girl loses a parent, but unlocks the iron hearts of those around her with smiles and song. NPR's Scott Simon says her films still have the power to cheer us.
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Three Years Later, A Harrowing Visit To Fukushima

The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is under criticism for its management of the cleanup after the tsunami and subsequent meltdown in 2011. NPR's Anthony Kuhn recently went inside one of the Fukushima reactors to see the efforts himself.
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Frozen Ottawa Transforms Into 'Winterlude' Wonderland

In Canada's capital city of Ottawa, winter is something to celebrate. Every year, the city's frozen canals are transformed into an urban, outdoor ice rink at an annual winter festival.
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Week In Politics: Boehner's Debt Limit Decision And Democratic Retreat

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of . They discuss House Speaker John Boehner's role in raising the debt ceiling, this week's Democratic retreat and a federal judge's decision to strike down Virginia's gay marriage ban.
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Double Take 'Toons: Heartfelt Remembrance

Shirley Temple Black lifted America's heart during the darkest days of the Great Depression and went on to render exemplary service as U.S. ambassador to two countries. Bob Englehart offers a Valentine's Day tribute to the former child star, while Nate Beeler notes how outstanding her accomplishments were.

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