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Debate: Should We Avoid Eating Anything With A Face?

A doctor, a vegan, a researcher and a farmer recently waded into a hot-button topic in the food world: Is it a bad idea to eat meat? They delve into the medical, ethical and environmental arguments in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Should Character Count In Sports Awards?

When it comes to awards in theater or television or dance or literature, Frank Deford observes, candidates don't worry about losing out because of a personal flaw. Only sports applies that off-the-field standard.
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The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa and famed leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Blogger and professor Sean Jacobs recommends three books that explore the leader's life and legacy in great detail.
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Adrift In Frigid Water, Not Caring 'If You Live Or Die'

A ship called the Daniel J. Morrell was making its last haul of the season when it broke apart in a heavy storm on Lake Huron in November 1966. A few crew members struggled to stay afloat in the driving wind and waves, but ultimately, Dennis Hale was the shipwreck's sole survivor.
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What To Expect When You're Expecting ... To Share Your Baby Photos

Smartphones and the Internet have made it easier than ever for people to share photos of their friends, family, pets and children. But sharing personal photos raises technological and ethical questions. Fresh Air tech contributor Alexis Madrigal recently became a father and has some tips for navigating the world of online photo sharing.
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Letters: Not 'Just A Trucker' And John Mayer's Soulful Strumming

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read emails from listeners about John Mayer's performance chat with guest host Ari Shapiro, and a listener's rebuke of a story about a 60-year-old Japanese man who was switched with another baby at birth.
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Neither Impeachment Nor An ER Page Could Keep Them Apart

NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg and surgeon David Reines ran into each other not long after their spouses had passed away. Soon — despite a couple of unforeseen events — the pair realized it was kismet that they had found each other.
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An Abuse Survivor Finds Family In A Special Teacher

Rogelio Martinez was being abused when he started taking Lisa Moya King's dance class. Soon, Rogelio ran away, and Lisa took him in when he had nowhere to go. "You showed me that I'm not alone," Rogelio says. "That I actually have somebody."
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The Horse Who Picked Up A Paintbrush

After his career at the racetrack ended, Metro Meteor was adopted by an artist in Pennsylvania, who discovered the horse's gift. Now, his paintings raise money to treat his knee problems and to help other retired thoroughbreds find new homes.
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After Years Of Pasta, Rice Returns To A Filipino Family Kitchen

Growing up, Melanie Vanderlipe Ramil wanted to be as "non-Filipino" as possible. One way, she decided, was to stop eating rice. Now 31, Ramil has become the family's champion of its Filipino food traditions.

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