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Longtime D.C. Sportscaster Remembered

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Today Washington lost longtime sportscaster George Michael. He died of cancer at the age of 70. Michael came to Washington in 1980 to be a sports reporter for the NBC's WRC-TV. For more than 2 decades, he hosted "The George Michael Sports Machine," the first nationally syndicated sports highlight show.

Washington Post sports columnist Leonard Shapiro spoke with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about what made Michael so successful and so beloved...

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Man Booker Prize Awardee Recasts Complex 'Merchant of Venice' Character

In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.
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After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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