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Carson Defends Trump's Minority Outreach As Break From 'Traditional' Politics

Donald Trump has shifted his message to more actively court minority voters — including a recent meeting with black and Latino supporters. Carson casts the new message as an effort to find solutions.
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Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.
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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

More than six decades since Frank Mutz's grandfather started in the air conditioning business, Frank runs the same company with his children. They've also passed down common sense and personal warmth.
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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture. Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
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Outside Zimbabwe, Anti-Government Pastor Takes Stock Of His Movement

Evan Mawarire posted a YouTube video in April that sparked the anti-government #ThisFlag movement. "We are the heroes we've been waiting for," he says.
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What Does The Justice Dept. Decision To End Private Prisons Mean For The Future?

The Department of Justice announced it will be ending the use of private prisons. Writer David Dayen, who has looked at the history of private prisons talks about this decision.
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How Monica Puig's Gold Medal Complicates The Argument for Puerto Rico's Statehood

The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
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A Veteran Of 2 Louisiana Disasters, One General Speaks Of Preparedness

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore discusses the aftermath of the flood in southeast Louisiana. In 2005, he had been appointed head of Joint Task Force Katrina.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Julie Klausner; 'War Dogs'; Rebalancing The 'Microbes Within Us'

Klausner quips about celebrities in her Hulu series, Difficult People. Critic John Powers calls War Dogs "jauntily enjoyable." I Contain Multitudes author Ed Yong discusses our internal ecosystems.
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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

Through a TeleBraille machine, Melva Washington Toomer talked with her dad, John Carter Washington, for StoryCorps. "If I could help some person," he tells her, "then my living will not be in vain."

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