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When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

From TV spots featuring interracial families, to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies like General Mills, Coca-Cola and others are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern...

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CBS Lost Appetite For Government Watchdog Stories, Attkisson Says

When the investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS this year, she did not do so quietly. She contends the network refused to run stories that might damage President Obama.
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SiriusXM Fires Anthony Cumia, Host Of 'Opie & Anthony,' Over Tweets

The satellite radio network said his "racially-charged and hate-filled remarks on social media" are inconsistent with its values. Cumia's tweets came after he was allegedly assaulted in New York.
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Ex-Editor Gets 18 Months In U.K. Phone Hacking Case

Andy Coulson, the former editor of the now defunct News of the World, was found guilty last week of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails.
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Google Glass Faces A Ban In British Movie Theaters

Just one week after the Google Glass eyewear went on sale in the U.K., fears of movie piracy have led an industry group to call for a ban on the device in theaters.
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An Algorithm Is A Curator At The Sept. 11 Museum

Curators at the September 11 Memorial and Museum came up with a novel solution to the problem of interpreting the tragedy. They put a computer algorithm in charge of an exhibit. But is it objective?
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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

Decades ago, commercials left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly marketing campaigns don't need to be as covert.
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Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

"The fault in our schools," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart suggests, is that rape culture still exists on many American college campuses.
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An End To Kerfuffles And Questions: Former Press Secretary Reflects

On the occasion of his departure, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talks to Audie Cornish about his time spent at the White House podium.
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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

A high school chemistry teacher in the U.K. started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the Web.

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