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Fresh Air Remembers Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch

Adam "MCA" Yauch, one of the group's founding members, died Friday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 47. Fresh Air remembers the raspy-voiced rapper with excerpts from a 2006 interview.
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Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At 'Girls'

The creator and star of HBO's new series Girls addresses the growing backlash against the show, which follows four 20-somethings as they navigate the ups and downs of life in New York City.
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Ex-NFL Player To Draft Picks: 'Your Privacy Is Gone'

Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are the top two picks in this year's NFL draft. Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson knows a thing or two about life in the limelight. He wrote an open letter to Luck and Griffin, and warned them that their "every breath will be a public affair."
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Fresh Air Weekend: Sissy Spacek, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Sissy Spacek recounts some of her favorite memories from the sets of movies such as Coal Miner's Daughter, Badlands and Carrie in a new memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life. Also, Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks about her roles in Seinfeld and Veep.
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'Slumdog' Star Dev Patel Takes On Retirement Comedy

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel features an all-star cast of veteran British actors, as well as young star Dev Patel. Patel plays an entrepreneur with big dreams of transforming a dilapidated hotel into a luxury resort for "the elderly and beautiful." The film opens in select U.S. cities Friday. Patel talks with host Michel Martin.
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The U.S. Ambassador Inside Hitler's Berlin

William Dodd served for four years as the ambassador to Germany before resigning — after repeated clashes with both Nazi Party officials and the State Department. Erik Larson chronicles Dodd's time in Berlin in his new book, In the Garden of Beasts.
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Remembering A Grandfather's 'Best Gift'

Ricardo Isaias Zavala comes from a long line of cowboys who worked the ranches of South Texas in the 19th and 20th centuries. His grandfather grew up on those ranches — and late in his life, a story from those days took on special meaning for Ricardo.
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The Man Who Revitalized 'Doctor Who' And 'Sherlock'

TV writer and producer Steven Moffat specializes in injecting new life into old, familiar characters and stories. He first worked his magic on the revived edition of Doctor Who. Now, he's responsible for bringing to life the critically acclaimed series Sherlock.
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Chen: I Didn't 'Understand What Was Happening'

The Chinese activist who left the U.S. Embassy but then had a change of heart tells NPR from his hospital bed that he wasn't prepared for what would happen after leaving diplomatic protection.

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