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Debate: Does Affirmative Action On Campus Do More Harm Than Good?

Colleges that use race as a factor in admissions say the approach creates opportunity for students who might otherwise be excluded. Critics argue the practice hurts the students it's intended to help.

The Mystery And History Of Sport's Front Office

In light of legendary coach Phil Jackson's recent move to the New York Knicks as the organization's president, commentator Frank Deford looks at how the office has evolved (or hasn't).

A Tatar's Death Chills Those Who Suffered Under Russia Before

As Russia takes control, the story of Reshat Ametov sends an ominous signal to Crimea's Tatars.

Animal Rescuers Create Joy Amid Chaos After Exxon Valdez Spill

LJ Evans and Suzanne Bishop met in 1989 while volunteering at an animal rescue center in Valdez, Alaska. The chaos the spill created "is incredibly difficult to describe or even imagine," Evans says.

Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?

In the past year, Russia has given asylum to Edward Snowden, hosted the Olympics and attempted to annex Crimea. Teams debate Russia's role on the world stage in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.

There's A Reason They Call It Madness

As March Madness gets underway, commentator Frank Deford wonders if Americans just have too many teams to root for.

Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.

A Man's Death Unites The Women Who Loved Him

Lisa Garzone and Megan Smith both loved the same man, at very different times in his life. They sat down recently to talk about him — and the friendship they found after his death.

Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?

Debate: Should The President Be Able To Order Citizens Killed Abroad?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, two teams face off over the constitutionality of targeting terrorist suspects abroad — particularly when those individuals are U.S. citizens.