November 30, 2009 Since Tiger Woods' mysterious car crash, there has been a great deal of speculation about what caused the accident. John Paul Newport, golf columnist for The Wall Street Journal, says that the public should "give Mr. Woods and his family the privacy he requests."
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November 30, 2009 In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin reflects on the much-discussed film Precious, and how prominent black women like first lady Michelle Obama play a role in the lives of young black girls longing to feel — yes — precious.
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November 30, 2009 According to a campaign advisor to Yulia Tymoshenko, the Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate purposely inflated fears of an ongoing swine-flu epidemic to aid her presidential run. Did she do more harm than good?
November 30, 2009 The health care reform debate that unfolds over the next few weeks will be full of drama. While it's hard to imagine opponents of reform stopping a bill from passing, it's not at all hard to imagine the opponents of reform drastically altering the bill before it goes forward.
November 30, 2009 The decline of commercial journalism predates the web, but the Internet has without question rattled the industry. Here's the good news: politicians and regulators are finally discussing what to do about it.
November 30, 2009 Federal spending has soared so high that 40 percent of this year’s budget will be funded by borrowing. Unfortunately, centrist legislators’ plan to restore fiscal sanity will do nothing of the sort.
November 29, 2009 Erica Molitor tells her fellow commuters that driving fast and furious is not the way to a woman's heart.
Customers and staff at the Tastee Diner in Bethesda, Md., say "sailboat sandwiches" are the way to go.
November 28, 2009 You've got a lot of decisions to make as you build that leftover turkey sandwich. One decision you'll probably make with ease is whether to cut the sandwich into triangles or rectangles. If you go for the diagonal slice, you're in good company. Chefs, foodies, an architect and even a mathematician all told us: Diagonal rules. But why?
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November 28, 2009 When Lisa Troch is behind the wheel of her Mini Rover, she says other drivers treat her like she's invisible.
November 28, 2009 Paco Rodriguez, known as El Nino Azteca on the west side of Chicago, died last week of injuries sustained in the ring. His organs have been donated. "He's not only in heaven, but walking the earth in other people," his brother says.
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November 27, 2009 As soon as Caroline Keem started commuting to work on a bike, she learned the hard lessons of the road.
November 26, 2009 Alissa Corby says drivers should make eye contact to help reduce road rage.
November 25, 2009 Next week, President Obama will lay out his Afghanistan plan in a televised address. NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says it's a defining moment for the president — and warns that like war presidents before him, Obama will likely face pressure to escalate the war in the weeks and months ahead.
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November 25, 2009 It hasn't been an easy year for Americans, but despite a struggling economy, health care woes and troops fighting overseas, there is much to be grateful for. Author Teresa Nicholas we need Thanksgiving more in tough times than in good ones.
November 25, 2009 What reading material is President Obama circulating throughout the White House? His latest tidbit signals that health care reform cost control is a priority — a message relayed privately, during negotiations with Congress and interest groups, from day one.
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