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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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Buried By Picasso, The Man Beneath 'The Blue Room' Tells A Story

In Pablo Picasso's painting The Blue Room, infrared technology this week revealed the canvas' previous occupant: a portrait of a melancholy, mustachioed man.
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Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.
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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?

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