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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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After Mass Shootings, People Turn To Prayer — And Prayer Shaming

After the mass shooting in San Bernardino, many took to Twitter to send prayers, and were then called out for not doing more. It prompted NPR's Scott Simon to muse on the power of prayer.
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Week In Politics: San Bernardino, Calif., Shooting, U.S. Policy On Syria

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss politicians' responses to the shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., U.S. policy on Syria and Trump's positioning with the GOP.
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Remembering The Forgotten Of The Sports World

Sports gets bigger all the time. But even in the biggest bull markets, there are always a few stocks that fail. The same is true in sports history. Whatever happened to the Little Brown Jug? Bowling?
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When In Pursuit Of Positive Change, Better Drop The 'Why Me'

NPR's Michel Martin wonders: Why do so many of America's would-be leaders — from across the political spectrum — speak in the language of resentment rather than opportunity?
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Barbershop: Black Friday, Black Lives Matter And Social 'Cuffing'

The talk in the Barbershop this week is about Black Friday, Black Lives Matter and social "cuffing." Wesley Lowery, national reporter at The Washington Post, Katie Notopoulos, a senior editor at Buzzfeed, and Jozen Cummings, an editorial associate at Twitter, join the conversation.
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Newborn Baby Abandoned In Church's Manger Already Being Loved

This week, the love of a mother who felt she couldn't care for her child led her to bring him some place safe and warm. And he was found by people who will—who already do—love him.

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