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Surprise! Kids Love Unboxing Videos Too

The viral video trend of "unboxing" has reached the toddler demographic. One popular YouTube user has garnered millions of views on videos of opening Disney toys and other kitschy merchandise.
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'Ask The White Guy' About The Hawks

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson's email about the diversity of the team's fans could end his run in the NBA. But were his comments really out of bounds?
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Islamic State Was Fueled By 'Epic American Failure In Iraq,' Reporter Says

The New York Times Baghdad bureau chief Tim Arango has been reporting from Iraq for five years and has watched the rise of the Islamic State militants. He gives Fresh Air his take on the situation.
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No Tiara, No Problem: 'Rejected Princesses' Have Stories Worth Telling

A tank commander, a serial killer and a Mexican revolutionary wouldn't usually get to star in a Disney princess flick. But they do take the spotlight in a blog celebrating great women from history.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Neil Oxman, The New Pornographers, Dana Goldstein

Neil Oxman, who has managed political ad campaigns, talks about what works and what doesn't; Ken Tucker reviews The New Pornographers' new album; Dana Goldstein talks about her book The Teachers Wars.
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Henry Kissinger's Thoughts On The Islamic State, Ukraine And 'World Order'

A stable global system is needed more than ever, Kissinger says in his new book, World Order. He explains why he sees Iran as a "bigger problem" than the Islamic State and offers his views on Ukraine.
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With Age, Joan Rivers Learned To Say Anything: 'It Has Freed Me Totally'

The comedian died Thursday at the age of 81. Rivers talked with Fresh Air in 1991, 2010 and 2012 about how her comedy evolved — and why she didn't care what others thought of her.
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Losing A Friend On Sept. 11 'Will Travel In Me My Entire Life'

Sekou Siby was supposed to be working at the World Trade Center when planes hit the twin towers. But three days before, he had swapped shifts with his friend, Moises Rivas.
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Sarah Silverman Discusses Her Movie 'Jesus Is Magic'

Silverman won the Emmy for best writing for a variety special for her HBO special We Are Miracles. In 2005, she spoke with Fresh Air about her movie based on her acts in New York and Los Angeles.
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Aaron Paul On Playing A Meth Dealer On 'Breaking Bad'

Paul won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for playing student-turned-drug dealer Jesse Pinkman. In 2011, he said his character was supposed to die in the first season.

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