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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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The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

The Supreme Court hears arguments for and against affirmative action. And on campuses across the country, students protest over racial bias continue. Join us to discuss diversity on campus and the ongoing struggle for inclusion, community and trust.

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Monument Underway For Slain 1972 Israeli Olympians

Frank Deford wonders why it took so long to build a monument commemorating the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the Munich Summer Olympics 43 years ago.
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To Know the True Meaning Of Solar Energy, Ask A Powerless Rice Farmer

Renewable energy is critical when it comes to climate change. But there's a life-altering benefit for the 1.1 billion who live without electricity.
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Impressions Brought Back From My First Africa Trip With The Pope

The papal trip to Africa was a first for Francis, but the Argentine-born pontiff felt very much at home. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reflects on her experiences, and the Pope's, during the historic visit.
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Remembering The Forgotten Of The Sports World

Sports gets bigger all the time. But even in the biggest bull markets, there are always a few stocks that fail. The same is true in sports history. Whatever happened to the Little Brown Jug? Bowling?
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Newborn Baby Abandoned In Church's Manger Already Being Loved

This week, the love of a mother who felt she couldn't care for her child led her to bring him some place safe and warm. And he was found by people who will—who already do—love him.
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Dear Pope Francis, As You Visit Uganda, Here's What You Should Know

The pope arrives in the country on Friday. Commentators James Kassaga Arinaitwe and Viviane Rutabingwa give him a crash course in the country's issues.
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There Are No Winners Without Losers

Somebody has to lose, right? So, let's learn from defeat.
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Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.

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