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In Basketball, It's Always About What's Next

Things move so fast in college basketball that there are three players this year who are being called "the next LeBron James. " In the NBA, most of the talk is already about where the superstars will be next season.
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2016 Polling Comes Too Soon For This Political Reporter

A recent email sent to Don Gonyea announced that Chris Christie trails Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical 2016 race for the presidency. As a political reporter for NPR, Gonyea loves the campaign trail. But this early in the game, he wonders if there aren't more important things to talk about.
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Making New Connections On A Trapped Subway Train

Laura Lane was heading to work when her train got stuck. Conductor Paquita Williams was soon walking through the cars, putting passengers at ease in the darkness. Laura was so impressed with how Paquita handled the two-hour ordeal, she wanted to learn more about her.
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Why Has Football Become So Brutish?

The owner of the Miami Dolphins says he will meet Wednesday with the player who has accused teammates of harassment. Frank Deford says the allegations represent just the most recent disgrace for football.
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Did Rand Paul Commit Plagiarism, Or Just A Faux Pas?

The flap over the Kentucky senator's articles and speeches is just the latest in a series of cases of plagiarism by high-profile journalists and politicians. Linguist Geoff Nunberg looks at the way the word plagiarism has been used since it was invented by the Romans and wonders if it's always immoral or just bad form.
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Severely Burned Marine Finds Strength In Nascent Marriage

Anthony Villarreal and his wife, Jessica, had to rebuild their lives after an explosion almost killed Anthony in Afghanistan. "I didn't even recognize myself," Anthony says, though his new wife was determined to be there for him throughout the painful process.
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Letters: Walnut Theft, Md. Secessionists, Less-Orange Cheese

We read from a sample of listener letters. They include a correction about which part of the state of Maryland has people who wish to break away from the state, complaints about our joking treatment of a theft of walnuts, and a happy little girl who listened to a story about macaroni and cheese.
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Sitting At Her Son's Bedside, A Mother Re-Defines Religious Nut

Writer Nancy Slonim Aronie recalls how another mom in the hospital with a sick child helped reveal something about herself.
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To Buy Or Not To Buy A Book Store, And Some Considerations

Commentator Andrei Codrescu gets an offer to buy the Stein Bookstore in Jerusalem. It is the most distinguished bookstore in a city where books play an important role, and a place where great author once came.
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Should Anyone Be Able To Take A Job Anywhere?

Some argue that workers should be able to move more freely in a global economy. But others push back, saying an influx of labor into the richest countries would devalue workers' worth and actually hurt more in the long run. A group of experts debates for Intelligence Squared U.S.

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