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Dear NBA: Why So Many Games?

Basketball players don't endure numerous concussions like some football players do, nor do they suffer the arm injuries common to baseball pitchers. But the grind on the hardwood can wear bodies down.
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Which Burns More Kilowatt-Hours: America's Christmas Lights Or Tanzania?

As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.
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The Best Movies Of 2015

It’s been a big year for movies – from “Star Wars” to quieter hits like “Brooklyn” and "Spotlight." And some critics point to encouraging progress for women and people of color in film. Three critics talk about the best movies of 2015.

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Week In Politics: GOP Debate, Obama's Legacy

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times about the GOP debate this week and President Obama's legacy.
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Far From Family, A High Schooler Finds Solace In Friendship

When Henry Jimenez left his family in Mexico for the U.S., he knew he'd miss them. He didn't know he'd meet a best friend: Akiva Johnson. Nowadays they stick together — "like magnets," Johnson says.
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More College Football Bowl Games Than Winning Teams?

When two teams play a game that doesn't count, call it what it is — an exhibition. Sports commentator Frank Deford reminds us that words, and their meanings, matter.
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Week In Politics: Trump On Muslims, Presidential Candidates On Terrorism

NPR's Kelly McEvers is joined by political analyst Leslie Sanchez and Pilar Marrero, a columnist for Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, to talk about the week in politics.
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Donald Trump Has Escalated His Rhetoric. So Has The Press Covering Him

As the front-running GOP presidential candidate's controversial pronouncements multiply, the reporting, commentary and editorials from major news outlets have taken on more urgency.
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At The Root Of It All, A Little Girl's 'Grandmapal' Left Her Lifelong Love

More than a grandmother, more, even, than a mentor, Doris Louise Rolison was Chloe Longfellow's best friend growing up. Their love remains inscribed with beet stains in their favorite cookbook.
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Legal Battles Over Parenting And Adoption Rights For Same-Sex Couples

A judge in Utah recently ordered a lesbian couple to give up their foster child. Although the decision was reversed, it highlighted the lack of legal protections for same-sex parents. A look at ongoing battles in courts and legislatures around the country over L-G-B-T adoption and parenting rights.

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