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In Germany, A Magazine For The Dog-Tired

Germans have long had plenty of choices when it comes to magazines catering to canine lovers. But one publisher thinks the time has finally come to throw the dog haters a bone.
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How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride about the ethical issues raised by media organizations showing the killings of hostages by Islamic Militants.
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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
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Weekly Innovation: A Hair Blowout That Comes To You

Yes, you're busy. Now you can get a salon style, without the salon. Following a trend of on-demand everything, there's an app and service for updos and blowouts that come to you.
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Your Favorite Sites Will 'Slow Down' Today, For A Cause

Websites including Foursquare, Netflix and WordPress are taking part in Internet Slowdown Day to make a case for unfettered access to the Internet. The slowdown will only be symbolic, not real.
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The Video, The Tabloid Site And The NFL's Unwanted Reckoning

The assault by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice on his then-fiancee was public knowledge. But new video released by TMZ on Monday defined the story, says NPR's David Folkenflik.
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Facebook Uses Algorithmic Curation. Is Twitter Next?

Many Americans get their news through social media. But the stories that surface on our Facebook news feeds are heavily curated by an unseen force...

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Does It Matter That Rosie Perez Is The First Latina Co-Host Of 'The View'?

The Oscar-nominated daughter of Puerto Rican parents is the first permanent Latina co-host in The View's 17-year history. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans explains why that matters.
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Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

NPR's Eric Deggans says the comedian was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.
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Baltic States Battle Russian Media Blitz

The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are trying to counter what they say is a flood of intense propaganda from Russian media that broadcast just across the border.

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