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Week In Politics: Ebola, Midterms

Robert Siegel talks about the week in politics with EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the politics of Ebola.
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Renee Zellweger Looks Different — So What?

When celebrities appear in public looking drastically different, people talk. And that talk is especially critical if it's a woman. This week, it was Renee Zellweger.
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Listeners Share Their Own 'Letters Of Note'

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read stories about the memorable letters listeners have stored and savored over the years. The call-out was inspired by last week's series on "Letters of Note."
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Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

The Confederate flag is a sign of bigotry to some. For others, says reporter Jesse Dukes, it symbolizes family heritage and defiance — but also what he calls a "willful innocence" about U.S. history.
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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?
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After A Flurry Of Literary Awards, A Book On The 'Wonder' Of Words

It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.
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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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