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Week In Politics: On Primaries, Jobs Numbers, Iran

Melissa Block talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the Republican presidential nominees, February's jobs numbers and the Obama administration's response to Iran.
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A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together

This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly broke the family apart. They solved it by embracing a unique approach — and each other.
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Is 'Game Change' Fair To Sarah Palin? You Betcha

The HBO made-for-TV movie, which focuses on John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election, has already been attacked by conservative groups. But TV critic David Bianculli says the movie is fair — and balanced.
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A Bestselling Book Becomes An HBO Movie About A 'Dynamic Moment'

Commentator Eric Deggans says the HBO film Game Change, based on a much-discussed book about the 2008 campaign, may inform the way we see the 2012 election.
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When Caregivers Are Left With Nothing More To Give

Caring for elderly parents can be a financial and emotional challenge for many families. In her Can I Just Tell You essay, host Michel Martin explores what's at stake when adult children become caregivers in their parents' final years.
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Fight For GOP Nomination Is Over But Will Still Go On

Usually by this time in the nominating contests, the GOP has given its heart to its hero, and it's lights out for the rest. But once again, the GOP of 2012 refused to read the usual script.
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What Baseball Really Needs: Mr. Personality

In baseball, there were always a fair complement of coaching characters: old cracker-barrel philosophers, feisty wise guys and even a few sardonic intellectuals. But the oddballs are diminishing — with the exception of Bobby Valentine of the Boston Red Sox.
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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: Political Change-Makers

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown highlights a book and an article on two titanic individuals at the center of political change: Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar.
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Songs We Love: Disney Songwriters The Sherman Brothers

NPR staffers celebrate the men behind "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with their memories.

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