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From Axes To Razors, The Stuff That Makes You Feel Manly

For All Things Considered's series on men in America, we asked you to tell us about the objects that make you feel manly. Answers ranged from handkerchiefs and boxing gloves to typewriters and tools.
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Passing The Torch: A Firefighter Dad's Legacy

When he was a boy growing up in Chicago in the 1990s, Dekalb Walcott III says all the kids wanted to be like Michael Jordan. But not Dekalb. It was his dad, a fire chief, that he idolized.
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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

Do individuals and organizations have a constitutional right to unlimited spending on their own political speech? Legal experts face off on the issue in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
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The Time Of Our Sports Lives: How Europe's Games Neglect The Clock

In Europe, soccer and tennis matches can drag on and on. Not so stateside, where basketball and football play by the clock. That's the American way, says commentator Frank Deford, so move it!
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Lots Of Fish In The Sea, But One Great White In NYC

A surprise catch-of-the day jumped straight out of a Stephen Spielberg movie and into a boat right off New York City's 116th Street.
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SCOTUS On Cellphones And The Privacy Of Poetry

To put a literary spin on the Supreme Court's recent decision to limit warrantless cellphone searches, author Craig Morgan Teicher turns to A.R. Ammons' book of poetry, Tape for the Turn of the Year.
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'Don't Sneak': Dad's Unexpected Advice To His Gay Son In The '50s

Patrick Haggerty didn't know he was gay, but suspects that his father did when he told him not to hide his identity. Haggerty was 15, and his dad told him to be proud of himself.
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Are We Doing Enough To Protect Our Children?

In her weekly "Can I Just Tell You?" essay, host Michel Martin reflects on the thousands of children who have tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border without an adult.
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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family battles.

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