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Colin Powell: GOP Candidates 'Belittling' The Country And Presidency

In an interview with NPR, the former secretary of state reflected on the state of the GOP and the legacy of former first lady Nancy Reagan.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Louie Anderson; The Waco Brothers; Reconsidering Lovecraft

Louie Anderson says he modeled his 'Baskets' role after his own mom. The Waco Brothers' new album mixes country and punk. Writer Victor LaValle discusses his conflicting feelings for H.P. Lovecraft.
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'Everybody Stretches' Without Gravity: Mark Kelly Talks About NASA's Twins Study

Kelly says his twin brother, Scott Kelly, who just returned to Earth after 340 days in space, was temporarily 2 inches taller. NASA is studying the pair to explore what spaceflight does to the body.
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Hap And Leonard'; 'All My Yesterdays'; Maggie Smith

Joe R. Lansdale worked as a janitor before finding success as a writer. Kevin Whitehead reviews a two-CD set featuring Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Maggie Smith discusses the pressures of acting.
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'I'm A Female And I'm A Veteran ... Those 2 Things Are Not Mutually Exclusive'

For many women, military service can be starkly different than it is for their male counterparts. As the military prepares to open combat roles to women, two longtime soldiers share their stories.
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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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