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Deford: NCAA Fans Continue To Drink Deeply Of The (Sports) Spirits

Recent scandals involving student athletes at Syracuse University and other prominent athletic departments, remind commentator Frank Deford of speakeasies during Prohibition.
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Alex Rodriguez Is Back, For Better Or Worse

As Major League Baseball's exhibition season begins, commentator Frank Deford says the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to be able to overcome his fall from grace, at least in the eyes of the fans.
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Week In Politics: U.S.-Iran Policy, Netanyahu Speech

Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss U.S.-Iran policy and the upcoming speech of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

NASCAR is suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL is considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.
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Pain, But No Regrets: A Father Remembers His Adopted Son

Bill Jones is thought to have been the first single man to adopt a child in California, back in the 1960s. His son has since died, but despite the loss, Jones says he never regrets adopting his child.
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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."
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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
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Week In Politics: DHS Funding, ISIS, Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Rachel Martin reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding debate, the authorization of force against the Islamic State and same-sex marriage in Alabama.
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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third-grade teacher.
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'Gentleman And Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.

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