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Week In Politics: Donald Trump's Ailing Campaign

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about the political news of the week.
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Frank Deford: Olympic Swimmer Ledecky Is This Century's Perfect 10

There are no more perfect 10s in gymnastics, so the sports commentator is leaping off the balance beam and into the Olympic pool.
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For Stopping A Pandemic Of Gun Violence, Let's Look To The Flu

We take proactive measures to stop the spread of the flu — so, NPR's Michel Martin asks, why can't we combat gun violence the same way?
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Study: Why Pedestrians In India Need To Be Very, Very Cautious

A new study finds that the government count of pedestrian deaths may be far too low. Our writer shares a very personal perspective.
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Your Thoughts: What Does It Mean To Be A 'Feminist' In Your Country?

How do the belief systems, cultural traditions and ideas shape your view of how a woman should exercise her rights? Tell us with the hashtag #FeminismInMyCountry.
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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings
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TV Actors Make Big Money, So Why Grumble Over NFL Salaries?

Think NFL players' multimillion-dollar salaries are outrageous? ESPN's Pablo Torre says given the big TV dollars the NFL rakes in, players' incomes should really be compared to Hollywood paychecks.
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Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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Should Doctors Game The Transplant Wait List To Help Their Patients?

A transplant surgeon knows how to game the system to get his patients bumped up the list for a heart transplant by giving them care they don't need. Is that being a good doctor — or a moral failure?
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Week In Politics: Republican National Convention

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the Republican National Convention, the vice presidential picks and other political news of the week.

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