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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the manager of the "Holocron" database at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.
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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.
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Week In Politics: U.S.-Russia Ties, Slain NYPD Officers

Political commentators Ramesh Ponnuru and Gail Collins discuss state of U.S.- Russian relations, the two slain NYPD officers, and Senators Paul Rand and Marco Rubio clash over the U.S.-Cuba thaw.
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Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
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Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.
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A Very Code Switch Christmas TV Special

It's that time around Christmas, when all we can see are a handful of stories on our TV screens. Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin, but there's not too much brown in this mostly white canon.
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The 5 Business Stories That Made 2014 A Memorable Year

From hack attacks to the bottom falling out of oil, 2014 has been a year of big swings at the top and stagnation at the bottom.
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Obama Faces Tough Road With GOP-Controlled Congress

Before heading to Hawaii for vacation with the first family, President Obama held a news conference on Friday. There were wide-ranging questions, and the president only called on female journalists.
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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
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Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.

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