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Sweetness And Light

Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

President Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., where a federal investigation is under way in the police shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

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Law enforcement officials move crowds gathering in Ferguson, Mo. toward the perimeter of the designated marching area after clashes erupted on August 19, 2014. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

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Steve Ballmer, the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is stepping down from Microsoft's board. Ballmer, who recently resigned as Microsoft's CEO, is the largest individual shareholder of the company. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

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A 10-year-old boy suspected of being sick with Ebola was found naked on the beach by residents of West Point. They dressed him but couldn't find a clinic to take him in at first. Eventually he was was taken to JFK Hospital in Monrovia. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Reporting On Ebola: An Abandoned 10-Year-Old, A Nervous Neighborhood

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Human Rights Campaign, a national gay-rights group, launched a grass-roots effort to make the Deep South's culture more accepting of gays and lesbians. Brad Clark discusses the group's work in Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

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A soldier hits a protestor with a baton during unrest in West Point after the area was quarantined in a bid to prevent the spread of Ebola. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

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