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Varsity football captain Nahshon Ellerbe is a senior at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas. Jeffrey McWhorter/Trinity Christian Academy hide caption

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Michel Martin, Going There

Rising Football Star: Prepare For The Worst, Pray For The Best

Football is the most watched sport in America — and increasingly, one of the most controversial. High school football star Nahshon Ellerbe shares what he loves about the game.

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The Two-Way

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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Shots - Health News

DNA Blood Test Gives Women A New Option For Prenatal Screening

A simple blood test can analyze bits of fetal DNA leaked in the mother's bloodstream. It's less risky than invasive alternatives like amniocentesis, but it doesn't tell as much about fetal health.

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