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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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CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.
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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decisions.
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Native American Groups Urge Broadcasters To Ban Use Of 'Redskins'

A coalition of more than 100 Native American and social-justice groups is asking television and radio stations across the country not to use the team name of the Washington Redskins.
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Remembering Steven Sotloff, Who Drew Portraits From The Syrian War

Reporter Nadege Green of WLRN looks back on the life and career of American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was beheaded by the militant group the Islamic State.

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