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Doctor Borrows Child's Bike To Make It To Surgery

Dr. Catherine Baucom was stuck in a massive traffic jam caused by an accident in Baton Rouge, La. TV station WAFB reports she borrowed a seven-year-old girl's bike. Baucom, wearing a green surgical outfit, pedaled for miles to surgery on a small pink bike with a pink princess helmet.
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Loving Children In Washington, D.C.

For Love of Children's Neighborhood Tutoring Program places children from low-income D.C. families with volunteer tutors in one-on-one relationships.
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The Origin Of 'Proof Is In The Pudding'

In a commentary this week on Morning Edition, Frank Deford said the "proof is in the pudding." A listener wrote in to say that keeping proof in a pudding would be messy. The original proverb is: The proof of the pudding is in the eating. And what it meant was that you had to try out food to know whether it was good.
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Democrats, GOP Need Donors For Party Conventions

The Democratic and Republican parties are preparing for their respective nominating conventions in Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. That means each side will depend, as usual, on donors to help pay for the events.
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Pre-Election Legal Battles Target Voting Rules

New laws on voter identification and early voting are being challenged in court. Some cases could drag on until Nov. 6, Election Day, and beyond. The outcomes will affect voters, and maybe even the results.
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In The Kitchen With The Inventor Of Steak-Umm

Eugene Gagliardi also invented KFC's popcorn chicken. And he's got some ideas about drumsticks.
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Lance Armstrong Says He Won't Fight Doping Charges

The seven-time Tour de France winner said he was tired of fighting "outlandish and heinous" accusations of drug use. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said it was stripping Armstrong of his titles and banning him for life.
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Changing The Game In Berkeley, Calif.

Volunteers from the student-led Coaching Corps teach sport-specific skills and mentor under-served young people.

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