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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."
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John Calipari Gets The Best Out Of His One-And-Done Bench

Commentator Frank Deford analyzes the University of Kentucky men's basketball team's winning streak.
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Week In Politics: DHS Funding, ISIS, Same-Sex Marriage In Alabama

Rachel Martin reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Department of Homeland Security funding debate, the authorization of force against the Islamic State and same-sex marriage in Alabama.
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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third-grade teacher.
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'Gentleman And Coach' Dean Smith Did What He Believed In

The Hall of Famer led the University of North Carolina to two national titles during his 35-year career coaching basketball. Commentator Frank Deford remembers Smith, who died Saturday.
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Part Asian-American, All Jewish?

After years of dealing with doubters, one writer examines the lives of other people with mixed Asian-American and Jewish heritage, and what that means for their faith.
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Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's prayer breakfast, politicians weighing in on arming Ukraine and measles immunizations.
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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.
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Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.
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Letters: Whiteness On Public Radio, Mormons On Anti-Discrimination

Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails and comments from listeners about stories on the Mormon Church's support of anti-discrimination legislation and whiteness in public radio.

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