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Politics, Pundits And The Problem With The Word 'Pivot'

The campaign buzzword du jour seems to be "pivot," and NPR's Scott Simon is sick of it. He points out that it's more than tiresome — it can obscure the true meaning of a politician's message.
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Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton Makes History

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest in the presidential race.
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What Happened To The Muhammad Ali I Idolized, Blackistone Asks

Growing up, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone idolized Muhammad Ali. With Ali's death last week, he wonders why the man he sees in the obituaries is so different than the Ali he remembers.
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Let's Stop Venting And Start Helping

Michel Martin comments on the recent controversy surrounding the 4-year-old child that fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.
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If Gorilla's Death Moves You, Consider Other Animals' Plights

After the shooting death of Harambe the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the living conditions and deaths of other animals, such as the ones we raise for food.
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What Is Football Doing To Us As A People?

Recent comments from NFL executives on the safety of football have Frank Deford wondering, when will we Americans stop adoring the game?
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Why I Miss The Pools (And Pool Rules) Of America

If the rules at your neighborhood pool seem a bit strict, come take a dip with me in an Indian pool. It's a free-for-all.
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In Venezuela, Devalued Money May Weigh More Than Whatever You Can Buy

Reporter John Otis reflects on the changes in Venezuela since he first arrived there 19 years ago. The country now confronts triple-digit inflation and its largest bank note is worth less than a dime.
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After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the work of John Hersey, who visited with people who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima. His reporting filled an entire issue of the New Yorker magazine in 1946.
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Week In Politics: Trump Crosses Delegate Threshold To Secure GOP Nomination

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the presidential race and President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan.

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