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The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

Writer Elliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love.
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Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

Audiences treasured his tremendous comic energy. But, says NPR's Scott Simon, Williams' death this week reminds us that depression can affect anyone.
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Week In Politics: Ferguson And Foreign Policy

Political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Hillary Clinton's take on President Obama's policy.
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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.
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Week In Politics: U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the start of airstrikes in Iraq and what to expect from U.S. intervention there.
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Albert Camus And The Search For Meaning In The Midst Of Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola has hit Western Africa, killing hundreds. Writer Michael Schaub recommends The Plague by Albert Camus, a novel he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since the outbreak began.
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Week In Politics: Turmoil On The Hill And Violence In Gaza

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the beleaguered border bill in the House and the shattered cease-fire in Gaza.
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A Brief Word Of Woe From A Gentle Big Man

In response to a recent commentary from producer Viet Le about the trials of being extra small, his colleague across the cubicles, Gabe O'Connor, offers some insight on what it's like to be extra big.
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For Ray Rice, Is A Two-Game Suspension Light Punishment?

Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Before Final Sign Off, Michel Martin Challenges Listeners To 'Tell Me More'

The host shares some final thoughts before the close of the show.

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