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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.
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Nightmares And Darkness Follow Marine Home From Iraq War

Jeff Lucey deployed to Iraq with the Marines in 2003. He returned home later that year, and initially, all seemed well. But it slowly became apparent that Lucey was struggling with invisible wounds.
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Week In Politics: Obama's ISIS Speech, Rand Paul

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's Islamic state speech, Rand Paul and the current political races across the country, with a trend of the public swaying more towards the Republicans.
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Giving Every Kid Equal Standing In The School Lunch Line

For students who don't have enough money for a hot lunch each day, visiting the cafeteria can be a source of shame. In Houston, school volunteer Kenny Thompson decided he wanted to change that.
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The Video, The Tabloid Site And The NFL's Unwanted Reckoning

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But new video released by TMZ on Monday defined the story, says NPR's David Folkenflik.
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Hail To The Floppy Disk: Your Tired Tech That Keeps Ticking

Listeners share stories about their old computers that still get regular use.
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Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.
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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

Sekou Siby was supposed to be working at the World Trade Center when planes hit the twin towers. But three days before, he had swapped shifts with his friend, Moises Rivas.
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You'll Never Walk-Off Alone

With baseball's pennant race in full swing, commentator Frank Deford takes a moment to examine an oft-used baseball phrase ... and imagines how sportswriters might apply it to big moments in history.
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Syrian Artists Denied Visas, And A Voice In The U.S.

U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed, but NPR's Scott Simon says when art stops at the border, American audiences are the ones who miss out.

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