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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest

Aydian Dowling is leading the popular vote by a landslide in the magazine's annual "Ultimate Guy" contest. If he wins the judges' round, he'd be the first trans man ever on the magazine's cover.

Like 'Dynasty' On Ice: The Nancy Kerrigan And Tonya Harding Museum

Why would a couple of comedians build a museum in their hallway dedicated to figure skaters in 1994? Because the story of their rivalry, Kerrigan's attack and the media frenzy is just so American.

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Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area.

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Remembering The Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center about the bombing and the threat of domestic terrorism today.

2 Decades Later, 168 Victims Of Oklahoma City Attack Are Remembered

Former President Bill Clinton and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin spoke at a ceremony remembering the April 19, 1995 bombing — the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history.

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LA's Mountain Lion Is A Solitary Cat With A Knack For Travel

A puma named P-22 had to master a suburban commute to find his home in Griffith Park. His name might not be pretty, but the biologist who collared him thinks it fits just right.

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'This Is Going To Be Too Hard': Keeping Kids From Using Pot

Once a symbol of the counterculture, pot is now part of the culture. In Colorado, it's part of everyday culture, raising concerns for parents and those working to keep young people away from drugs.

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Security Tightens For Second Boston Marathon Since The Bombing

The Boston Marathon bombing two years ago changed how organizers run the annual race. Despite stepped-up security, 1 million fans will be cheering on runners from the sidelines on Monday.

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U.S. And Saudis Place Sanctions On Pakistani Charity

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia are imposing sanctions on a Pakistan-based charity thought to be funneling money to terror groups. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Daniel Glaser at the Treasury Department.

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Candidates And Candidates-To-Be Woo New Hampshire's GOP

Republican candidates — those who've already declared and those who have yet to — gathered in New Hampshire this weekend to speak to their party. Whose messages resonated? And whose did not?

Money In Politics: The Gyrocopter's Complaint

April 20, 2015
A member of a bomb squad pulls something off of a small helicopter and throws it after a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  A Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (AP)

We’ll take up the gyrocopter pilot’s complaint. Big money politics in America, on the road to 2016. And what to do about it.

‘Course Correction’ Details A Title IX Fight, A Naked Protest And An Olympian’s Story

April 18, 2015
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Ginny Gilder fell into rowing at an important moment. The sport gave her an escape from family turmoil, but also thrust her into the fight for female athletes’ rights. Gilder, who won an Olympic medal in 1984, tells her story in “Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX.”

Hecklers Welcome At Big 12 Tennis Matches

April 18, 2015
Crowds at tennis matches are typically quiet. The Big 12 is trying to change that. (Mal Fairclough/Getty Images)

With the number of college tennis programs and scholarships dropping, the Big 12 Conference is trying to drum up interest in the sport by allowing fans to yell and cheer during play. The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Perrotta witnessed a noisy match between Baylor and Oklahoma and joins Bill Littlefield to share what he learned — and heard.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

April 18, 2015
According to Las Vegas, LeBron James and the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to win the NBA Championship. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce makes his NBA Playoff picks, weighs in on Aaron Hernandez’s first-degree murder conviction and explains why Boston should not host the Olympics.

Running To Remember: The Story Of Cancer Survivor Matt Tullis

April 18, 2015
For childhood cancer survivor Matt Tullis, running brings back memories of , (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Matt Tullis was the type of person who made fun of runners. But when he decided to hit the pavement to get in shape as an adult, memories of his time in a children’s cancer ward started to flood back. Tullis joins Bill Littlefield to share his story.

Commentary: Tsarnaev Sentencing Looms Over 2015 Boston Marathon

April 18, 2015
Runners coming over the Mass Pike at the 2014 Boston Marathon. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Bill Littlefield: “The Boston Marathon has been a celebration of effort, determination, camaraderie, community, and charity. That’s what it will be again on Monday. But what hangs over this race is the fate of the man … convicted of 30 criminal counts connected to the bombing two years ago.”

MLB’s DH Debate: Ortiz, Molitor, Davis Weigh In

April 18, 2015
Former pitcher Mike Hampton boasted a career batting average of .246, making him the top-hitting pitcher with at least 500 at bats since the 1960s. (Brian Bahr /Allsport)

MLB’s designated hitter debate got new life this spring when a players association official confirmed that owners have discussed adding the position to the NL. For more on the on the pros and cons, Only A Game’s Doug Tribou speaks to a lineup of some of the best DHs in history.

N.Y. To Scranton Vs. K.C. To Hawaii: Triple-A Downgrades … And Upgrades

April 18, 2015
Don't hang your head -- there are far worse downgrades than getting sent from Detroit to Toledo, at least according to Craig Calcaterra's "study." (Rick Osentoski/AP)

Not all demotions to Triple-A baseball are created equal. In fact, sometimes getting sent “down” to the minors can mean an upgrade in lifestyle, according to Craig Calcaterra of NBC’s HardballTalk. He joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the best and worst moves for players.

Islanders Fans Say Goodbye To Their ‘Wonderful Dump,’ Nassau Coliseum

April 18, 2015
Nassau Coliseum has been the home of the New York Islanders since 1972. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

After more than four decades playing in Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders will move to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center next season. WNYC’s Jim O’Grady went to the Nassau Coliseum to find out what will be lost.

NBA’s Serge Ibaka Returns Home In ‘Son Of The Congo’

April 18, 2015
Serge Ibaka. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Growing up, the NBA’s Serge Ibaka didn’t always have shoes to wear on the court, food to eat after practice or even a bed to sleep in. In a new Grantland documentary, Ibaka returns home to the Congo and shares his story. Bill Littlefield talks with Ibaka and filmmaker Adam Hootnick.

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

April 17, 2015
A worker adjusts lights on the photo bridge near the Boston Marathon finish line Thursday, April 16, 2015, on Boylston Street in Boston. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (Steven Senne/AP)

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

Obama Immigration Policy Up For Debate In Federal Court

April 17, 2015
The John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse, home of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, Louisiana. (Bobak/Wikimedia Commons)

The judges will hear arguments on whether President Obama can move forward with his executive actions on immigration.

As Army Shrinks, Soldiers Forced To Return To Civilian Life

April 17, 2015
Justin Blodgett in Afghanistan before the helicopter crash that lead to his separation from the Army. (NCPR)

Many soldiers, including those who thought they would make a career in the military, are having a difficult time finding jobs.

Republicans Support Obama’s Fast-Track Authority For Asian Trade Deal

April 17, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (third from right) talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (third from right) on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other issues at the start of talks at the latter's official residence in Tokyo in Tokyo on February 19, 2015. (Kimimasa Mayama/AFP/Getty Images)

The support from Republicans puts the president in an awkward situation. Many Democrats say the deal would hurt American workers.

Republican Candidates Flock To New Hampshire

April 17, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at the Heritage Foundation April 15, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Rubio took part in a discussion on 'The Case for the Lee-Rubio Tax Reform Plan.' (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Almost all of the Republican presidential hopefuls are heading to New Hampshire this weekend for a leadership summit.

Dams Pose Danger To Swimmers, Boaters

April 17, 2015
Among the deaths detailed in the BYU report is a man who drowned after falling off the Joe Reasoner Dam in Humboldt, Iowa, while fishing in 2006. (BYU)

According to a report from Brigham Young University, 441 people have died in low-head dams across the country since the 1950s.

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