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Might A Brush With Death Set The Stage For Greatness?

Izola Ware Curry, who stabbed but did not kill Martin Luther King Jr., has died. NPR's Scott Simon wonders about other public figures who came close to death, but went on to great things.
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News From The Charity Stripe

NCAA basketball fans often strive to rattle free throw shooters — but, for commentator Frank Deford, few efforts match Arizona State's Curtain of Distraction, which he sums up as: "shock and awful."
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Univision Race Gaffe Shows Culture Gap

A Univision commentator's racist remarks about Michelle Obama reveal an ugly truth about Latin American culture: It's really racist.
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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

70 years ago, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the diarist, and two teenagers, Afghan refugee Asiieh Panahi and Chicagoan Sydney Falls, read from her writing.
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Week In Politics: Sen. Tom Cotton's Letter To Iran, Clinton Addresses Emails

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss Sen. Tom Cotton's open letter to Iranian leaders and Hillary Clinton's press conference this week, where she addressed her use of a private email account while she was Secretary of State.
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$7 Million Verdict Blurs The Lines On Music Sampling

A jury concluded that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke must pay over $7 million to Marvin Gaye's heirs for copying his music. Audie Cornish asks what this mean for music in the age of sampling.
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No Time For Laughs Dr. Jones, These Jokes Are Fast

British comedian Clive Greenaway has broken the world record for telling the most jokes in one minute. That's 26 jokes, or about a joke every two seconds.
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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.
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High School Coach Takes The Heat, And Teaches Her Team About Character

The Narbonne High girls' basketball team added pink to their uniforms for a cancer awareness program, and got penalized. But their coach stepped in to take responsibility, so the girls could play.
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Week In Politics: Clinton Emails, Ferguson Police Department Report

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for the National Review and columnist for Bloomberg View. They discuss Hillary Clinton's private email server, the Affordable Care Act arguments in the Supreme Court and the Justice Department report on the Ferguson Police Department.

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