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On The Coast: The Meaning Of Safety When You Work As A Skydiving Instructor

Josh Dolan, a skydiving instructor, spends his days helping other people cross items off their bucket lists.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Safety

From crime in our neighborhoods to dangerous driving on our highways, we'll focus this week on safety and how we learn to live with risk.

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D.C. Announces Plan For New D.C. United Stadium At Buzzard Point

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray today announced a plan to help D.C. United build a $300 million stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.

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'Beep Baseball' A Homerun With Blind Players

Starting this weekend, 20 baseball teams meet in Georgia for a World Series with a twist: most of the athletes on the field are visually impaired. The sport is called Beep Baseball, named for the sound the ball makes so players know where it is.
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NCAA Should 'Bolster And Reinforce' African-American Players

Commentator Frank Deford says our educational system should care more about encouraging good black students instead of using good black athletes.
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After Braun's Suspension, Is A-Rod Next At Bat?

Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has accepted a 65-game suspension because of the evidence linking him to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly sold performance-enhancing drugs. The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and other players have also been tied to that clinic.
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Brewers' Braun Suspended For Season

Major League Baseball has announced it is suspending Ryan Braun for the rest of the season. The league said the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder violated its drug policies. Braun, who won't appeal, is one of several stars tied to an anti-aging clinic in Miami that the league is investigating. NPR's Mike Pesca talks to Renee Montagne about the latest.
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MLB Suspends Brewers Star Ryan Braun

Major League Baseball announced Monday it is suspending Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for violating doping policy. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the move.
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Offseason Arrests Raise Questions For NFL

There have been over 40 arrests of players since the NFL regular season ended, most notably Aaron Hernandez's murder charge. Whether a problem exists in pro football is still in question, but the NFL already has programs designed to help athletes with off-the-field issues.
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The 100th Tour De France Wraps Up With A Win For The British

Organizers feared this year's Tour de France wouldn't generate the excitement of previous years, but viewership was up and there's been a lot of excitement generated by the win of a British cyclist for the second year in a row.

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