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How A Persian-American Love Story Got Its Start In Harlem

Tell Me More's Davar Ardalan receives an Ellis Island Medal of Honor and remembers her grandparents. Their story began in 1920s Harlem and, Ardalan writes, "could be a page out of a Persian epic."
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When The Watchdogs Wear Tuxedos, Politicians Rest Easy

Media, politicians and celebrities mingled at the White House Correspondents Dinner — but Bob Garfield of On the Media stayed outside looking in. He says the WHCD is odd and ethically questionable.
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Draft Season: All-American, Twisted And Downright Infectious

Commentator Frank Deford discusses what he considers the fifth major sports season — the two-month period when pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey all hold their drafts.
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Want A Tour Of The American Psyche? Flip Through SkyMall

That catalog stuffed in the seat pocket during your flight is one of America's best-read publications. What does that say about us?
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Week In Politics: Ukraine And Donald Sterling

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Ukraine crisis and Donald Sterling's comments on race.
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First Lady Not First Priority For Graduates

Host Michel Martin reflects on the recent controversy over first lady Michelle Obama's upcoming speech to high school graduates in Kansas.
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Bad Behavior From A Sports Franchise Owner? That's Not New

As the Donald Sterling controversy unfolds, commentator Frank Deford recalls scandals surrounding other team owners, and penalties they did or didn't pay.
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Home Of Second City Comedy Ranks First In Humor

Chicago is the best place to have a good laugh, according to a report from the Humor Research Lab in Colorado. But don't be fooled — you can't precisely calculate a city's sense of humor.
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Week In Politics: Middle East Peace Talks And Ukraine Offensive

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss turmoil in Ukraine and the suspension of Middle East peace talks.
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Sports Reporting: The Way It Was ... And Is

Commentator Frank Deford considers a few athletic and cultural standards that have changed over the years.

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