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Week In Politics: Bowe Bergdahl And The Mississippi Senate Primary

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi.
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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.
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Week In Politics: Shinseki's Resignation And Obama At West Point

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation and President Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point.
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A Speech To A Nation Weary Of War, And Wary Of The World

The president knows America is deeply disillusioned with foreign wars and moves that seem to lead to them. "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail," he said.
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Choosing To Stay When 'Tell Me More' Ends

Host Michel Martin reflects on the mission of Tell Me More as the program prepares to end production in August.
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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.
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The Desire For A Reckoning Meets The Wish For A Reset

A recent, much-buzzed-about Atlantic essay making the case for reparations carries an implicit argument against another popular idea: that the best way forward on race is to start over.
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He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.
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The Universe Cares About How Fast You — Yes, You — Travel

NPR's resident physicist and commentator, Adam Frank, reflects on how your velocity — how quickly you move — affects how you experience life.
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A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.

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