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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

In the new play Colossal, a former football player, paralyzed after taking a bad hit during a game, reflects on his glory days and his struggles as a gay man in the macho culture of football.

Shapeshifters Sam Roberts Band
Beat Me Till I'm Blue Blow Up
Trans Mojave Martin Tillman
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In The Shadow Of The Colossi Doug Kaufman

Insulin is produced by the green cells that are in clusters about the same size as the islets in the human pancreas. The red cells are producing another metabolic hormone, glucagon, that prevents low blood sugar. Harvard University hide caption

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

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Just Jammin' Gramatik
From the Rooftops The Funk Ark

A student prays in front of a temporary altar during a rally outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 24. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A Surprising Tie That Binds Hong Kong's Protest Leaders: Faith

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited West Point in August, when the impoverished neighborhood was quarantined to prevent the spread of Ebola. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Three Forlorn Presidents Bring Ebola Wish List To The World Bank

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People who die of Ebola in Liberia are being cremated, not buried with traditional rituals. Caroline Van Nespen/Doctors Without Borders hide caption

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In Collecting And Cremating Ebola Victims, A Grim Public Service

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On the campaign trail, Amanda Renteria talks often about her parents, who were migrant farmworkers in the Central Valley. Courtesy Amanda Renteria for Congress hide caption

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Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

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Community Gold Panda

Millennial focus group: Arturo Chang (from left), Shaza Loutfi, Alexa Graziolli, Stephen Crouch, Jessica Ramser. Not pictured: Ginger Gibson. Rachel Lushinsky/NPR hide caption

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Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

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Humpty Dumpty Marc Moulin
What You Think About... St. Germain
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (left) listens to Tom Geisbert, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, explain the work researchers are conducting in a lab in the Galveston National Laboratory on Tuesday. Numerous Republicans, including Perry, have linked the first Ebola case diagnosed in the U.S. to border control and other political issues. Jennifer Reynolds/AP hide caption

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In U.S., Ebola Turns From A Public Health Issue To A Political One

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Sunny's Song Benevento-Russo Duo
Rollin' Round This Town Dirk Powell
This Is Tomorrow Bryan Ferry

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Play, Ball: A Theatrical Look At The 'Beauty And Brutality' Of Football

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Just Ain't Me Tommy Guerrero
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