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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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Homeland Security Warns Of Terrorist Threats Against U.S. Malls

The secretary of Homeland Security has issued a warning after a video purportedly from the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab called for Muslims to attack shopping malls.
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As CBS' 'Two And A Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

CBS' Two and a Half Men ends a 12-season run tonight as TV's longest-running multicamera sitcom. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some experts still struggle to explain the show's longtime success.
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Some Thoughtful Words — And Many Unanswered Questions — After Chapel Hill

Here are some of the many powerful essays we've come across in the aftermath of this tragedy.
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What Matters More To America: The Brian Williams Debacle, Or Jon Stewart's Departure?

A new online survey shows only 27 percent of Americans can identify the NBC Nightly News anchor from his photograph.
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In White House Memory, A-U-M-F Translates To B-U-S-H

Surely it is not a welcome thought for the current White House that it is going to Congress for the Authorization for the Use of Military Force " ... just like President Bush."
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Graphic Novelist Adrian Tomine Takes On The Notorious Long Duk Dong

The cartoonist shared how the cartoonish Sixteen Candles character affected him IRL.
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Missing Your 'Breaking Bad' Fix? 'Better Call Saul' Will Hit The Spot

This Sunday, AMC debuts Better Call Saul, the backstory behind Breaking Bad drug kingpin lawyer Saul Goodman. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's so good, TV lightning just might strike twice.
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What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?

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