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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social-site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Loving Day'; Cable's Faux Newsmen; 'Dope' Director

Mat Johnson discusses his book Loving Day. David Bianculli says cable comics keep news-makers honest. Rick Famuyiwa calls Dope a celebration of kids whose interests don't fit into pop-culture norms.
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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.
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A Bar, Blackjack And Best-Sellers: One Author's Big Break

Ben Mezrich had been a struggling author, without a regular job and knee-deep in debt. But that all changed at a dive bar in Boston, when Mezrich saw a local college student whip out a $100 bill.
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After Marriage Equality, What's Next For The LGBT Movement?

One commentator worries that, going forward, other serious issues for LGBT Americans may garner less support "because it's just not as fun to be involved in" as in the marriage equality movement.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron On Obama; NYC's Public Library; Art Forgery

Comedian Marc Maron tells Terry Gross about his recent visit with the president. Maureen Corrigan reviews Patience and Fortitude. Noah Charney traces artistic forgeries back to the Renaissance.
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'Fresh Air' Remembers Johnny Gimble, The 'King Of The Swing Fiddle'

Gimble, who died Saturday at the age of 88, spent years playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys. He was regarded by critics as one of the best to ever pick up a bow. Originally broadcast April 9, 2010.
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'I'm So Proud To Have You As A Daughter'

An immigrant from Haiti talks with his high-IQ daughter about his love for her, and why he works so hard to provide for her education.
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This Teen Wanted To Die, But An Officer Told Him 'Don't Give Up'

Eleven years ago, Sean Fitzpatrick went to school with a gun and a plan: barricade himself in a classroom, pretend he had hostages and force police to kill him. Officer John Gately had another plan.
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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.

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