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Week In Politics: Romney And Obama On Education

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 Mitt Romney and President Obama's respective education policies.
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The Day Taps Echoed Through Belgium's Hills

During World War II, Harrison Wright served with the Army in Europe. And as he recalls during a visit to StoryCorps with his grandson, he was sent on a very special assignment to mark the end of the war.
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Mamma Mia! A Mother Tougher Than The Godfather

Mario Puzo isn't known for his strong female characters — but if you've read his pre-Godfather work, The Fortunate Pilgrim, you might think otherwise. Author Zoe Ferraris recommends this book, which is based on Puzo's own mother. Do you have a favorite literary matriarch? Tell us in the comments.
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Does Power Really Lie With Bystanders?

Just as bystanders have the power to keep motorists and pedestrians in check, Tell Me More host Michel Martin says they also have sway over contentious social issues like same-sex marriage and immigration.
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NBA And NHL Playoffs: Does Anyone Really Care?

The NBA and NHL seasons are coming to a close, but as commentator Frank Deford points out, you couldn't be faulted for overlooking them.
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NewsPoet: Carmen Gimenez Smith's Day In Verse

Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Carmen Gimenez Smith. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination

Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.
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Teaching Kids Balance Can Be A Lesson For Parents

To be a parent is to be constantly reminded that almost everything you thought you were doing right for your children will one day turn out to be wrong. The latest revised revelation may be: Training wheels don't help kids achieve a sense of balance.

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