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Rapper Jin Tries To Stretch His '15 Minutes' Of Fame

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.
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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
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Netanyahu In D.C., DHS Funding Still Not Settled

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress on Tuesday. Funding for the Department of Homeland Security is being negotiated by the House and Senate, they disagree over what to do.
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'Battle Creek' Tries To Shake Up CBS' Cop Show Formula

CBS' new cop show Battle Creek is based on a 12-year-old script by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. It's among three new network shows that aim to reinvent old TV concepts.
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A 'Show Boat' With An Asian-American Cast Hits The Rocks

Racial tensions between blacks and whites are at the heart of the "Ol' Man River" musical. Asian-American actors say it doesn't make sense to get on board.
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This Season On 'House Of Cards,' It's Tough To Be The Boss

New episodes of Netflix's House of Cards debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.
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Supreme Court Looks At Abercrombie & Fitch's Hijab Discrimination Case

A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.
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African Emoji CEO: Apple 'Missed The Whole Point' With Its Diverse Emojis

Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.
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Here's Where Emoji Skin-Tone Colors Come From

Apple will be rolling out a more diverse set of emojis with browner — and yellower — skin tones. Here's the science behind how they come up with the colors.
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Despite Furious Objections, Bill O'Reilly's War Claims Warrant Scrutiny

The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falklands War don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.

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