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American Soldier, Iraqi Interpreter: From Strangers To 'Brothers'

When Sgt. Paul Braun was serving in Iraq, his company was assigned an interpreter they called Philip. At first the two men were wary of each other; later, Braun worked to bring Philip to the states.
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In Sky Diving, A 'Whuffo' Won't 'Burble' Or Try The 'Horny Gorilla'

In a new installment of our series on trade lingo, sky diving instructor Michael Snively defines "whuffo," "burble" and "horny gorilla."
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Week In Politics: Midterm Elections, Ebola

Audie Cornish talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Amy Holmes, anchor of The Hotlist on TheBlaze.com, about the politics of the Ebola crisis and midterm elections.
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A Correction And Call For Your Questions About Ebola

We issue a correction about a story on the teacher's union in Philadelphia and ask for listener questions about Ebola.
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For Father-And-Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become neighborhood institutions.
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Baseball, Vietnam And Coming Of Age At The 1969 World Series

On Oct. 15, 1969, hundreds of thousands marched in Washington to protest the Vietnam War. But it was also Game 4 of the World Series, and NPR's Brian Naylor, then 14, knew where he had to be.
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Nonprofit NFL Seeks Super Bowl Volunteers, Again

The NFL is looking for 10,000 volunteers for this season's Super Bowl. Commentator Frank Deford thinks other causes are more deserving.
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Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

The city is the latest to honor Native Americans instead of Christopher Columbus. But not everyone is happy about the change.
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In A Way, Gandhi Also Won 2014's Nobel Peace Prize

In a week when two Nobel Peace Prize winners were announced, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on Mahatma Gandhi's life. Though Gandhi never won the prize, 2014's winners carry on his legacy.
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Week In Politics: Midterm Election Preview

As midterm elections near, Melissa Block talks messaging, themes and money in politics with regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times.

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