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September 18, 2014 | NPR · On Thursday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Falcons. Local football fans talk about the broader issue of domestic abuse among professional football players.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · Some Scots cast another historic vote this week, admitting women to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Until now, women could golf outside the club but not even enter the building as guests.
 

September 18, 2014 | WFAE · Carolina Panthers player Greg Hardy agreed to be put on the NFL’s exempt list until his legal troubles are settled. His case is one of several that brought scrutiny to the NFL.
 

September 17, 2014 | NPR · The Minnesota Vikings announced on Thursday that they will place star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt list until his legal troubles are resolved. Peterson was indicted by a grand jury for reckless and negligent injury to a child after whipping his son with a switch.
 

September 17, 2014 | NPR · Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.
 

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September 17, 2014 | NPR · The change in running back Adrian Peterson’s status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · The NFLPA says the appeal is based on facts it says reveal a lack of a fair and impartial process, including the role of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks with Minneapolis Star Tribune sports columnist Chip Scoggins about how fans in Minnesota are reacting to the Vikings decision to allow running back Adrian Peterson to play.
 

September 16, 2014 | NPR · Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that three anti-domestic abuse advocates will advise the league. But plenty of criticism remains.
 

 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Sierra Leoneans scramble for supplies as a three-day, countrywide lockdown approaches. International medical professionals doubt the move will do much to halt the spread of Ebola.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama’s desk.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014.
 

Arts & Life

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary‘s writing is disappointing.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Zak Ebrahim’s father was convicted as a conspirator of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. For most of his life, Ebrahim lied to people about who his father was. His new memoir tells his story.
 

Music

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · Chris Staples’ American Soft is one of the discoveries of the year. This video captures the song’s feeling of being unsettled as it follows a trio of characters who roam the streets in slow motion.
 

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September 18, 2014 | NPR · “It’s about us breaking up as a couple and also about changing weather,” Phil Elverum says of “I Want Wind To Blow,” the opener from The Microphones’ 2001 album, The Glow Pt. 2.
 

September 18, 2014 | NPR · Led since the late ’70s by co-founder David Thomas, Pere Ubu has created something far more rich, experimental, and emotional than the spooky, horror-movie that Carnival of Souls is named for.
 

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