Sports

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November 27, 2014 | NPR · The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10, the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 and the Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17.
 

November 27, 2014 | KRTS · The University of Texas Permian Basin is in Odessa, home to the football team featured in the movie Friday Night Lights. It’s hoped that football will bring more students and more alumni dollars.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph, who originally finished fourth, won the bronze at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · One of the world’s most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game’s greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · Just in time for Thanksgiving, commentator Frank Deford describes his gratitude for everyone’s favorite team in any American sport. The Spurs, he says, are gentlemen, do right and are beloved by all.
 

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November 25, 2014 | NPR · After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles through rough terrain and swam to keep up. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.
 

November 24, 2014 | NPR · Al Michaels’ book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the play-by-play voice, and talks to Michaels about his book, You Can’t Make This Up.
 

November 23, 2014 | NPR · A researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University is experimenting with putting magnets in football helmets to dull the impact. NPR’s Tess Vigeland speaks with neuroscientist Raymond Colello.
 

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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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News

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.
 

November 28, 2014 | NPR · The video was posted to a Facebook page called My Stealthy Freedom showing Iranian women defying the country’s strict laws on female dress.
 

Arts & Life

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show, Guy Raz of NPR’s TED Radio Hour joins us to talk about kids’ movies and the cultural fascination with outtakes.
 

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November 28, 2014 | NPR · Actress Mae West was petite, but on screen — thanks to a pair of platform shoes — she looked larger than life. A show in Boston examines the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood’s golden age.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
 

Music

November 28, 2014 | NPR · Bob Gaudio wrote most of The Four Seasons’ hits, some of which are compiled in a new anthology. He tells Fresh Air about the band’s history, including why its songs had some “anger” in them.
 

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November 27, 2014 | NPR · In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins host Marian McPartland for “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. “People were throwing things away,” he says. “I just took it as a family matter.”
 

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