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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.
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Be Thankful This Year For The San Antonio Spurs

Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone's favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.
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Week In Politics: Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Robert Siegel talks with E.J Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about President Obama's immigration speech.
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Outside Of The Games, Are Sports Corrupt?

Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
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7 Kids, 1 Apartment: What Poverty Means To This Teen

Jairo Gomez knows the importance of school, but his home life leaves him struggling to stay focused. "If I don't get an education, I'll be stuck like my parents."
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Comet Lander, Firefighters Execute Dazzling Feats Above The Earth

The sky was full of wonders this week, NPR's Scott Simon muses, as a spacecraft landed on a comet and two window washers were rescued 69 stories above the streets at the new One World Trade Center.
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After Catalonia's Independence Vote, An 'Homage' To George Orwell

This week Spain's northeast region voted in favor of independence. But the results weren't recognized by the Spanish government. The situation reminds poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips of a favorite book.
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For Veteran, Hospice Care Work Connects Him To Family

Ron Riveira, who served in the Navy and Marines, now does hospice care for vets and says it allows him to help people like his grandparents. "Every time I go into a home, I see a piece of my family."
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Behind A Soldier's Suicidal Thoughts, An Unknown Brain Injury

After Sgt. Ryan Sharp returned from serving two tours in Iraq with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, he would talk about ending his life. Today, he can't even recall those conversations.

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