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Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement, 'Religious Freedom' Laws

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with political commentators Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Iran nuclear deal announcement, the latest around the religious freedom laws in Indiana and Arkansas, and N.J. Sen. Robert Menendez's corruption charges.
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Remembering Legendary NBA Announcer 'Hot Rod' Hundley

Hundley, who died last week at age 80, was one of the first former NBA players whom the Basketball Hall of Fame honored for calling games.
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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
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Week In Politics: Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.
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Twist Of Fate: An Accident Brings 'Beautiful Symmetry' To 2 Lives

Back in high school, Jeff Wilson accidentally hit Tammie Baird with his car. Now 30 years later, they're amazed at how that traumatic experience led to dramatic changes for both of them.
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'Borland Effect' A Fumble For Football? Deford Says It Will Pass

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland is retiring from the NFL after a single season to avoid potential brain injuries. Some see this as the beginning of the end of football's popularity.
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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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