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November 22, 2014 | NPR · The 29 players on Booker High School’s football team include two cousins who became the state’s all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.
 

November 22, 2014 | NPR · With the basketball season underway, NPR’s Scott Simon and ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant talk about how the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Philadelphia 76ers are doing so far.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · Monday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets is being played in Michigan, and tickets are being given away at no charge. Some Bills players began their trips on snowmobiles.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · Yes. That’s news, because the Oakland Raiders had lost 16 games in a row, the fourth-longest losing streak in NFL history.
 

November 21, 2014 | NPR · The Hockey News says you put the device under one of the legs of your couch, and it receives signals from your TV. If there’s one of those brutal hits on screen, you will be jolted by your couch.
 

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November 21, 2014 | NPR · The Bills were to play at home on Sunday against the Jets. The NFL moved the game to Monday night after Buffalo got walloped by a snowstorm. The two teams will face off in Detroit.
 

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November 20, 2014 | NPR · The decision reopens for scrutiny the mechanism by which Russia and Qatar were awarded the tournament in 2018 and 2022. The two countries were cleared last week of corruption in their winning bids.
 

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November 19, 2014 | NPR · Commentator Frank Deford discusses some recent sports-related scandals, including the abuse of young swimmers by their coaches, and fake classes created for college athletes.
 

November 18, 2014 | NPR · The NFL says Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson will be suspended, without pay for the rest of the 2014 season. Peterson pleaded no contest to a felony charge after he injured his 4-year-old son while whipping him with a switch. The players union says it will appeal the decision.
 

November 18, 2014 | NPR · The outfielder’s deal goes a long way toward ingratiating owner Jeffrey Loria into the hearts of fans. Robert Siegel talks to Manny Navarro, a sports reporter for the The Miami Herald.
 

 

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November 23, 2014 | KWMU · Religious leaders await a grand jury’s decision in St. Louis. Many faith leaders there have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
 

November 23, 2014 | NPR · Vice President Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on strengthening the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. “A lot of people think that we can’t do it,” says one Marine who’s trying to make the cut. “I don’t think the same.”
 

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July 21, 2009 | NPR · Art and entertainment commentary plus interviews, book reviews, movie reviews, music reviews, comedy, and visual art. Subscribe to podcasts and follow trends in music, painting, art, architecture, photography, and design.
 

November 23, 2014 | NPR · Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.
 

November 23, 2014 | NPR · God’ll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with the book’s author, John Safran.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · Allegro arrived on Broadway with a cast of close to 100 and the biggest advance ticket sales in Broadway history at the time. But reviews were mixed and the musical only lasted a season.
 

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November 23, 2014 | NPR · The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can’t stand “Jingle Bell Rock” — 15th-century English carols.
 

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November 22, 2014 | NPR · The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he’s been playing music for just as long. “Whenever I’m working, I’ll have my guitar with me,” he says.
 

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