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A Mother's Question To Protect Her Kids: Do You Keep Guns?

Commentator Dede Donahue didn't always think about the guns she couldn't see. That is, until she had children. She first wrote about her experience in the Washington Post.
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The Accidental Wheelman Of Martin Luther King Jr.

In the mid-'60s, Tom Houck left high school to join the civil rights movement. But he never expected he'd become the personal driver to the movement's leader — mostly because he had a license.
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Going Away Without 'Ghosting': A Better Way To Say 'I'm Not Into You'

The simple answer? Honesty. Commentator Sarah Hepola says that once she learned how to turn down dates with men she wasn't interested in, it became much easier to say yes to the ones she liked.
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Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

The singular, gender-neutral usage of "they" is now acceptable on college campuses, among the genderqueer and in the Washington Post. Linguist Geoff Nunberg traces the rise of the new "they."
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Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.
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Goodbye Jobs, Hello 'Gigs': How One Word Sums Up A New Economic Reality

Once used by '50s hipsters to connote a no-strings-attached job, "gig" has been co-opted by venture capitalists hyping the new economic order. Linguist Geoff Nunberg reflects on the word's resurgence.
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Friendships And Fractures: 30 Years Of Pickup Basketball

NPR's Peter Breslow started a weekly game in 1982. He wonders why he's still playing, all these years later.
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Springtime For Hitler: With 'Mein Kampf' Back In Stores, Germany Turns A Page

NPR's Scott Simon asks what a new publication of Mein Kampf says about modern Germany.
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Week In Politics: Gun Control Debate, Republican Presidential Race

Political columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post join NPR's Kelly McEvers to discuss the latest in the gun regulations debate, and Marco Rubio's tactics to compete for Ted Cruz votes.
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Rose Is Banned From Baseball, But What About Accused Steroid Users?

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should be interrogated by the baseball commissioner the same way Pete Rose has been, opines sports commentator Frank Deford.

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