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Newark's New Mayor Proves His Crime-Fighting Powers Early

Since his election, Newark, N.J., Mayor Ras Baraka has tried some unusual tactics to battle crime. He says that's just a small step in a very long effort to make Newark a safer place to live.
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Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.
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In Preventing Trans Suicides, 'We Have Such A Long Way To Go'

A transgender teen's anguished suicide note has launched a national conversation. The founder of a suicide hotline for trans people says Leelah Alcorn's pain and lack of support are all too common.
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Landing On Your Feet After Falling Through The 'Opportunity Gap'

The unemployment rate for people under the age of 25 is more than twice the national average. As part of our Starting Over series, a young woman figures out how to bridge the "opportunity gap."
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Serial' Host Sarah Koenig; Scott Saul On Richard Pryor

Koenig talks about her reinvestigation of the 1999 murder of Maryland high school student Hae Min Lee; Saul discuss his book Becoming Richard Pryor.
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What's It Like To Be Neil Patrick Harris? He Gives You Options

The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure." Originally broadcast October 13.
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Pastry With Soul. It's That Simple

New York pastry chef Brooks Headley calls his cookbook Fancy Desserts. But his Italian grandmother is his real inspiration, he says, and she was all about homestyle: simple and fresh.
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For Comic Hari Kondabolu, Explaining The Joke IS The Joke

Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.
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John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show

The comedian who was a correspondent on The Daily Show for 7 1/2 years now pokes fun on Last Week Tonight. Oliver talks about tasing his leg, temping for a thief and remaining an outsider.
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Fresh Air Weekend: The Best Of 2014 For Films, Books, Music And TV

David Edelstein finds some greats in a "depressing" year for films; Maureen Corrigan picks 12 books of the year; Ken Tucker names his top nine albums; David Bianculli says 2014 was a good year.

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