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Trick-or-Treating With Princesses, Superheroes And The Pope

NPR's Scott Simon will head out with a princess and a goddess for Halloween. Batman, Minnie Mouse and Minions are also popular costumes.
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Week In Politics: U.S. Special Forces In Syria, GOP Presidential Race

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the White House's decision to deploy Special Operations forces in Syria and how the race for the Republican presidential nomination is shaping up.
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States Should Get Into The Sports Gambling Game

Commentator Frank Deford takes a close look at fantasy sports and concludes the profits to be made there are very real.
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A 'Family-Friendly' Shift In Debate Over Work-Life Balance

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan both cited family concerns in major decisions about their careers last week. Does this mark a turning point in the conversation about work-life balance?
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Sports At The Roundtable: A Rocky Week On Court, Diamond And Web

Jimi Izrael, Kevin Blackistone and Kavitha Davidson join NPR's Michel Martin for a sports-focused Barbershop. They discuss ESPN's website The Undefeated, the Louisville basketball scandal and the MLB.
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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

Host Scott Simon remembers bra expert Milton Schwartz, who made decades of women feel beautiful.
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Week In Politics: Clinton Benghazi Testimony, Paul Ryan's Bid For Speaker

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's testimony before a congressional committee investigating Benghazi, Paul Ryan's bid for speaker of the House, and Democrats bowing out of the race for the Democratic nomination.
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The 'Good Sports' In College Athletics

Commentator Frank Deford says big universities often see athletics as primarily spectator entertainment. Smaller schools, he says, do better in making it a participant activity for students.
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People On The Move Drive Anxiety, Hope — And, Always, Change

Migration — whether from one country to another, or one political party to another — transforms culture and society, writes Michel Martin. The question is how the change happens, not whether it does.
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The View From The Barbershop: Democrats, DFS And 'Playboy,' Oh My

NPR's Michel Matin gets the weekly rundown on Democratic presidential nominees, the recent government crackdown on daily fantasy sports and Playboy's decision to cut nude photos.

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