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From Quiet Kid To Trash-Talking Titan: Ronda Rousey's Year Speaks For Itself

The fighter has won her last three title bouts in under a minute, published a popular memoir and starred in two blockbuster films. All in a year's work for one of the most dominant athletes alive.
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Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says

One female developer says she hasn't faced much overt sexism in her 20-year career, but there's been lots of "casual exclusion" — like meetings held at strip clubs. It's hard to talk about, she says.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Larry Wilmore; 'Best Of Enemies'; Lily Tomlin

The host of The Nightly Show talks about his show's first 100 episodes. Critic John Powers weighs in on the 1968 Buckley-Vidal debates. Lily Tomlin discusses great roles, old cars and coming out.
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Trump Is No Conservative, Says Conservative Pundit Glenn Beck

The rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate has surprised many pundits, but not conservative commentator Glenn Beck. "He is saying the populist things," Beck says.
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In New Orleans' Hardest-Hit Neighborhood, A Recovery — By Sheer Will

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the area still had no grocery store. So, using his savings, Burnell Cotlon opened one himself. "If there's a problem," he says, "somebody's got to make a move."
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What Jimmy Carter Did After His 'Involuntary Retirement'

Carter is now fighting cancer. But for the past 30 years, he has been fighting to wipe out diseases that plague millions of people. The efforts have brought one parasite to the edge of eradication.
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Though Not A Death Sentence, HIV/AIDS Still Holds A Powerful Stigma

Three decades after it emerged, people with the virus are able to live long, fulfilling lives. Still, some say those who are diagnosed now suffer more public shame than that first generation ever did.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Elephant Poachers; 'Mistress America'; A Teenage 'Diary'

Journalist Bryan Christy talks about using GPS trackers to follow elephant poachers. Justin Chang reviews Mistress America. Phoebe Gloeckner and Marielle Heller discuss The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
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Power Worker's Legacy: Lines Installed, Doubters Defied, Daughter Inspired

Monica Harwell was the first woman to climb utility poles for Con Edison in New York. The men she worked with didn't think she could do it, but Harwell never let them paint her into a corner.
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A Comedian And An Angry Kid Find An Unexpected Connection On Twitter

When you're yelling on the Internet, it's hard to remember that there's a real person on the receiving end. But comedian Chris Gethard recently connected with a kid who sent him a foul-mouthed tweet.

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