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The BBC Under Fire: Psychology Of A Scandal

For nearly 50 years, the British Broadcasting Corporation has been highly regarded for its coverage of human and civil rights abuses in Britain and beyond. But now the BBC finds itself accused of quietly concealing widespread sexual abuse by one of its most recognizable TV celebrities. We look at the repercussions of this scandal for the BBC, and explore the psychology behind protecting private and celebrity culture at big institutions.

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Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'

The Daily Show isn't the only fake news show around. South Africa has Late Nite News, starring comedian Loyiso Gola. We asked him how he feels about Noah's new job — and what advice he has to offer.
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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
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Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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