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This Teen Wanted To Die, But An Officer Told Him 'Don't Give Up'

Eleven years ago, Sean Fitzpatrick went to school with a gun and a plan: barricade himself in a classroom, pretend he had hostages and force police to kill him. Officer John Gately had another plan.
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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Carey Mulligan, The Apple Watch, A Neurosurgeon's Memoir

English actress Carey Mulligan talks about her role in the Broadway revival of Skylight; Alexis Madrigal reviews the Apple Watch; Henry Marsh reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.
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Behind The Camera: How 'Vanity Fair' Got Its 'Call Me Caitlyn' Cover

The issue with Caitlyn Jenner on the cover had many people talking before it even hit newsstands. Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter says the story took months of secret planning.
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A Life Spent 'Working Toward The Perfect Slice'

Len Berk loves lox, the salt-cured salmon that goes so well with bagels. The 85-year-old New Yorker is a veteran salmon slicer at a gourmet food shop in Manhattan. But it wasn't always that way.
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Former Baltimore Mayor: City Must Confront The 'Rot Beneath The Glitter'

As the city struggles with a surge in violence and the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, Kurt Schmoke says that the roots of the problems run deep.
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Fresh Air Weekend: David Oyelowo, Highlights (And Lowlights) Of Cannes

British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale. John Powers returns from the French film festival to discuss this year's new international films.
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Thousands Who Run, Few Who Fight: A Journalist On Ramadi's Fall

Ayman Oghanna was embedded with Iraqi special forces in Ramadi two days before the city fell to the self-declared Islamic State. He says Iraq's elite forces are capable, but need far more support.
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In 'Moone Boy,' Actor Chris O'Dowd Shares Memories Of Growing Up Irish

The Irish actor appeared in the film Bridesmaids and the TV series Girls. The third season of O'Dowd's British comedy series Moone Boy was recently released on Hulu. Originally broadcast May 29, 2014.
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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.

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