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For 2 Black Stuntmen Breaking Into Hollywood, 'You Were Subject To Get Hurt'

In the 1960s, when jobs were rare for black stuntmen, Willie Harris and Alex Brown had to teach themselves how to take a punch. But they couldn't prepare themselves for the vitriol they felt on set.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Trevor Noah; The I Don't Cares' Debut; 'Narconomics'

Noah discusses The Daily Show and growing up in South Africa. Critic Ken Tucker reviews Wild Stab, the debut album by The I Don't Cares. Tom Wainwright explains the business models of drug cartels.
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A Mom, A Son With Down Syndrome — And The Love That Made A 'Curse' A Gift

Joshua Myers once found his condition so overwhelming, he considered suicide. Now 29, he says he loves his life. What's more, his mom says he's taught her something special: "how to love."
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In Historic Trial, Mayan Women Accuse Ex-Military Officers Of Sex Slavery

For the first time, sex slavery is being acknowledged in court as a war crime. The 11 alleged victims are using the trial platform to condemn this kind of abuse, for fear it could happen again.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Zach Galifianakis; The Duplass Brothers; 'Mad Max'

Galifianakis plays a rodeo clown in his new comedy series, Baskets. The Duplass brothers discuss filmmaking, sibling relationships and parenting. Director George Miller talks about Mad Max: Fury Road.
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Peace Corps Volunteer Values Staying Active In Old Age

"You can have a really good time in the Peace Corps when you're old," says Alice Carter, who at age 87 is the oldest volunteer in the Peace Corps.
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As The Water Crisis Continues, Flint's Superintendent Looks Forward

While the damage from lead in Flint's water is not yet known, even low levels can be harmful to children. The Michigan city's superintendent of schools says he's bracing for an uncertain future.

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Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

Last year, seizures forced Benny out of school. This year, he's back in class, with bigger things on his mind: "I finally realized, there's a galaxy of experiences."
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Egypt's Foreign Minister: Egypt Has A 'Very High Degree Of Security'

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt's foreign minister, speaks with NPR's David Greene about the state of democracy and human rights in his country.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Bassem Youssef; 'Homegrown Terrorists'; Baby's First Food

Youssef, the "Egyptian Jon Stewart," brings his act to America. Peter Bergen discusses Americans who are drawn to jihad. Bee Wilson examines how early feeding patterns influence the a child's palate.

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