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The Continuing Lessons Of A Bad Break

In her weekly commentary, Michele Martin revisits the lessons and life experiences of a broken arm.
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With End To Iraq War, Thousands Are Left Wounded

Host Michel Martin reflects on the struggle to get by with physical injury. As the Iraq war recedes from the headlines, she says, it's even more important not to let the needs of those who have sacrificed disappear from our consciousness.
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Phones In Hand, Busy Mourners Miss The Story

Cell phone cameras and digital tablets can turn just about any consumer into an amateur journalist. Writer Gwen Thompkins wonders when the amateurs will realize what the professionals already know: Recording an event often stops reporters from experiencing what's right in front of them.
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Christopher Hitchens' Legacy Of Defying Labels

Writers and thinkers are fixed with labels these days so that people can order up opinions like flavors in an ice cream shop. But you couldn't fix a label on Christopher Hitchens; that's why he was worth reading and hearing.
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Week In Politics: Economy, GOP Primary

Lynn Neary 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 economy and the GOP primary race.
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Christopher Hitchens: 'Atheist Intellectual,' 'Noble Contrarian'

He was "the Cicero of the saloon bar" and a "polemicist who slashed all, freely, with wit," headline writers say. Hitchens died Thursday at the age of 62, after a long battle with cancer.
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Homeless At 60: 'A Bullet I Didn't See Coming'

Queen Jackson has been homeless for about a year. As she recently told her case manager, Debra MacKillop, it all started in 2009, when she was laid off. Since then, there have been hard moments — and some precious ones, as well.
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Diablo Cody Explores The Ugly Side Of Pretty In 'Young Adult'

Writer Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for Juno, is back with Young Adult, a dark comedy about a woman who can't let go of her high school self.

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