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Before Fighting Atop A Moving Train, Some Things To Consider

Commentator Brian McConnachie — a former SNL writer and an actor in 15 films — takes on a topic no one else dares to discuss: the dynamics of fighting on the roof of moving railroad trains. There's great concern for hats blowing off.
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Donald Trump Has Escalated His Rhetoric. So Has The Press Covering Him

As the front-running GOP presidential candidate's controversial pronouncements multiply, the reporting, commentary and editorials from major news outlets have taken on more urgency.
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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

More than a grandmother, more, even, than a mentor, Doris Louise Rolison was Chloe Longfellow's best friend growing up. Their love remains inscribed with beet stains in their favorite cookbook.
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Dear U.N., Why Is It Mainly A Man's World At The Climate Conference?

Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon told women to "get cross" if they see gender inequality. The male-female ratio at the Paris Climate Conference makes our writers very "cross."
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I'm 22, And I Can't Wait To Be An Old Lady

Cool grannies aren't just a meme. They're proof that getting older doesn't have to be about loss — it's about living freely and on your own terms.
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Trump's Call To Bar Muslims Echoes Crises From The Past

With all the attention Donald Trump has had over the past six months, nothing has approached the worldwide furor he touched off by proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the U.S.
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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

Frank Deford wonders why it took so long to build a monument commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics 43 years ago.
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To Know the True Meaning Of Solar Energy, Ask A Powerless Rice Farmer

Renewable energy is critical when it comes to climate change. But there's a life-altering benefit for the 1.1 billion who live without electricity.
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Impressions Brought Back From My First Africa Trip With The Pope

The papal trip to Africa was a first for Francis, but the Argentine-born pontiff felt very much at home. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reflects on her experiences, and the Pope's, during the historic visit.
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Barbershop: San Bernardino, Chicago And The Yellow Brick Road

In the Barbershop, Arsalan Iftikhar, Bridget Johnson and Jimi Izrael discuss the San Bernardino shootings, the shakeups in the Chicago Police Department, and NBC's live production of The Wiz.

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