Pete Rose holds the record for all-time hits, but he was banned from baseball in 1989 for gambling on the game. Now, his records — but not his name — appear on Topps baseball cards. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images hide caption

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Pete Rose: A Living Legend, Off The Record

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At 85, 'Old-School' Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

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From left: 8-year-old Celedonia, 3-year-old Gavin, Amy Spencer and Doug Brown gather around the kitchen as Doug prepares a fruit salad for dinner. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Family Dinner: Treasured Tradition Or Bygone Ideal?

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For some kids who grow up in poverty, the bond developed with Mom is especially important in dealing with stress. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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To Spot Kids Who Will Overcome Poverty, Look At Babies

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Esho Joseph stands in front of the Nemo Delale bridge in Zakho, Iraq. Joseph, a former translator, grew up speaking Aramaic. Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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The Language Of Empires Faces Extinction

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The Man In Black Goes To The County Fair

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At A Trade Show, Power Tools Fit For The Amish

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Maggie Smith plays aging opera diva Jean in the film Quartet. Increasingly, movies are turning their attention to older subjects in order to draw in older audiences. The Weinstein Company hide caption

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Baby Boomers Return To The Multiplex, And Hollywood Notices

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The recession put a dent in Sims-Wood's savings, and she expects she'll have to stay in the workforce "forever." Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever'

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As part of homecoming ceremonies at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state in January, Army Spc. Tyler Jeffries — with crutches and prosthetic legs — joins his unit in formation as the national anthem is played. The homecoming marked the first time Jeffries had seen his platoon since he lost both his legs in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan last October. Florangela Davila for NPR hide caption

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A Wounded Soldier Stands Tall At Reunion With His Platoon

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Vernon Hugh Bowman lives outside the small town of Sandborn, Ind. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Farmer's Fight With Monsanto Reaches The Supreme Court

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The IOC executive board decided last week to drop wrestling from the 2020 Games. The surprise decision removes one of the oldest sports on the Olympic program. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Loss Of Olympic Prospects A Blow To High School Wrestlers

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The 'Baby Dolls' Of Mardi Gras: A Fun Tradition With A Serious Side

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Wooden angels memorialize the victims of Adam Lanza's shooting spree in Newtown, Conn., last December. An upcoming Frontline documentary seeks to provide new details about Lanza and his mother, Nancy. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 27th Victim: Nancy Lanza Is Subject Of 'Frontline' Documentary

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A United Airlines aircraft passes by a Continental Airlines plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2006. Their merger, begun in 2010, has been difficult, analysts say. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Airline Mega-Mergers: 'Good, Bad And Ugly'

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