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Born With HIV, Building A Future

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.
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Debate: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance

Narcissistic and ill-prepared for the future? Or civic-minded and entrepreneurial? Two teams tackle stereotypes and realities about young Americans in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Despite Everything, Tiger Will Always Be No. 1

Tiger Woods hasn't won a major in six years, and at 38, says commentator Frank Deford, he's past even a golfer's prime years. Still, no one can touch the reigning king of golf.
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Dog Races The Rails To Manhattan — And Wins New Yorkers' Hearts

Rush hour took on new meaning this week when a dog jumped in front of a commuter train and began to run.
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One Man Becomes Another's Hands, Feet And Family

Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.
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Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.
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#CancelColbert Let Asian-Americans Call Out The Real Ding-Dongs

The fuss over #CancelColbert could be chalked up to an out-of-context tweet, but Asian-Americans are seriously tired of being the butt of jokes.
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Firefighters Face Danger Head On (Whomever They're Rescuing)

Firefighters are often called upon to risk their lives. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on a week that demonstrated the extraordinary and surprising sacrifices they make.
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A Brooklyn Boy Who Lost A Life, But Helped Save Others

Aidan Seeger was 7 when he died of a genetic disorder known as ALD in 2012. Now New York state requires newborn screening for the disorder, thanks to "Aidan's Law."
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Deford: Paying College Athletes Would Level The Playing Field

The sports commentator renders his verdict on the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling that Northwestern University's football players are employees and have the right to unionize.

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