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Document Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'
A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
Document Obama's Hawkish Plan For Islamic State Puts Doves In A Quandary
The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
Document After Exoneration, Small Moments Take On New Meaning
Two more men sentenced to die have been exonerated. Another wronged man, James Lee Woodard, visited NPR's Wade Goodwyn years ago. On his first day out of prison, he bonded with Goodwyn's dogs.
Document It Was One Of The Roughest Weeks Ever For America's Favorite Sport
In the wake of players being accused of domestic abuse, the NFL has enacted a tougher policy on domestic violence. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks to correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest sports news.
Document Former Ambassador: It's Not Too Late To Arm Syrian Rebels
Former Ambassador Fred Hof tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that air power is not enough to defeat the Islamic State. A ground component, even if it is not American, is needed for long-term success, he says.
Document Domestic Violence Protections Still Resonate 20 Years After Crime Bill
President Clinton signed major crime legislation in 1994, and provisions that protect women from domestic violence have deep staying power.
Document Judge: Government Can't Arbitrate The Truth In Politics
A federal judge has struck down an Ohio law that banned lies in political ads. He ruled that it is up to voters to decide what the truth is.
Document The Lush Twang Of Dobro-Times-Three In 'Three Bells'
The dobro is a fretless guitar that gives country and bluegrass its unique twang. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes about their new album, <em>Three Bells.</em>
Document International Students Save N.Carolina Academy From Shutdown
Oak Ridge Military Academy looked as if it was going to close a few years ago because of low enrollment. The academy turned things around by appealing to international students, from Asia to Africa.
Document Hey-Diddle, A Fiddle And A Moon-Jumping Cow? NPR Moos Investigates
For Cow Week, NPR's Wade Goodwyn blows the lid off of a children's nursery rhyme. He talks to <em>Modern Farmer</em> correspondent Tyler LeBlanc about whether a cow could jump over the moon.
Document White House Tries To Ease Hispanic Caucus Frustrations
Many were disappointed when President Obama announced he would delay immigration reform until after mid-term elections. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to White House domestic policy chief Cecilia Munoz.
Document Paul Thorn Got Music At Southern Churches, White And Black
Paul Thorn is a tough guy who sings the blues. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to the former-prizefighter-turned-musician about his new CD, <em>Too Blessed to Be Stressed.</em>
Document Medic Returns From Afghanistan To Broken Family In 'Bliss'
In the film, <em>Fort Bliss,</em> a sergeant serving in Afghanistan struggles between her duties as a mother and as a soldier. NPR's Wade Goodwyn speaks with director Claudia Myers about her latest movie.
Document Too Young To Drive, But Old Enough For NASCAR
He can't yet get a driver's license, but Kaz Grala, 15, regularly drives at speeds of up to 160 mph. The honors student is the youngest full-time driver in NASCAR's K&N Pro East Series.
Document Franklin Expedition Find May Reveal 'The Horror Of The Darkness'
One of the ships from a failed expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s was recently discovered. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Dan Simmons, who wrote a best-selling fictionalized account of the disaster.

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