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Title IX At 40: What Has Changed, And What's Next

It's been 40 years since the adoption of Title IX, the gender equity law that changed college athletics for both women and men. Commenting on the law's future, Frank Deford says that as women dominate college rolls, football fans might be in for a rude shock.
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Week In Politics: Obama's New Deportation Policy

Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Linda Chavez, a syndicated columnist. They discuss President Obama's new deportation policy and the economy.
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NewsPoet: Robert Pinsky Writes The Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Robert Pinsky. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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My Kinky Relationship With The Teeny Weenie Afro

Transitioning from chemically straightened hair to a TWA, or teeny weenie afro, was more of a challenge than NPR.org editor Tanya Ballard Brown initially anticipated.
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What's A Yenta?

When NPR's Channa Joffe-Walt used the word to describe someone she was calling a matchmaker of sorts, she heard from plenty of listeners — and her mom — that she had used the wrong word.
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Teenage Tales: Sneaking Looks In Sexy Books

Coming out as a teenager can be difficult. That's why finding Rubyfruit Jungle was important for author Emily Danforth. The book's lesbian narrator helped her figure out who she wanted to be. Have you ever found a book that helped you understand yourself better? Tell us about it in the comments.
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The Language Of Baseball: In Is Out And Foul Is Fair

Why is it called a foul ball? Why not just say it's out? Commentator Frank Deford doth wonder if the language in baseball hath Shakespearean roots.

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