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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

When Henry Jimenez left his family in Mexico for the U.S., he knew he'd miss them. He didn't know he'd meet a best friend: Akiva Johnson. Nowadays they stick together — "like magnets," Johnson says.
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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

When two teams play a game that doesn't count, call it what it is — an exhibition. Sports commentator Frank Deford reminds us that words, and their meanings, matter.
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Week In Politics: Trump On Muslims, Presidential Candidates On Terrorism

NPR's Kelly McEvers is joined by political analyst Leslie Sanchez and Pilar Marrero, a columnist for Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, to talk about the week in politics.
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Donald Trump Has Escalated His Rhetoric. So Has The Press Covering Him

As the front-running GOP presidential candidate's controversial pronouncements multiply, the reporting, commentary and editorials from major news outlets have taken on more urgency.
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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

More than a grandmother, more, even, than a mentor, Doris Louise Rolison was Chloe Longfellow's best friend growing up. Their love remains inscribed with beet stains in their favorite cookbook.
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Legal Battles Over Parenting And Adoption Rights For Same-Sex Couples

A judge in Utah recently ordered a lesbian couple to give up their foster child. Although the decision was reversed, it highlighted the lack of legal protections for same-sex parents. A look at ongoing battles in courts and legislatures around the country over L-G-B-T adoption and parenting rights.

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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

Frank Deford wonders why it took so long to build a monument commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics 43 years ago.
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To Know the True Meaning Of Solar Energy, Ask A Powerless Rice Farmer

Renewable energy is critical when it comes to climate change. But there's a life-altering benefit for the 1.1 billion who live without electricity.
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Impressions Brought Back From My First Africa Trip With The Pope

The papal trip to Africa was a first for Francis, but the Argentine-born pontiff felt very much at home. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reflects on her experiences, and the Pope's, during the historic visit.

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