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Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media

Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.

Jon Stewart On His 'Daily Show' Run: 'It So Far Exceeded My Expectations'

As Stewart says goodbye, Fresh Air replays parts of interviews with the host. "I don't know that there will ever be anything that I will ever be as well-suited for," he said.


Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Legacy: Changing How Americans See Satire

Jon Stewart hosts his last episode of The Daily Show tonight, after 16 years as TV's satirist supreme. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Stewart's barbs changed how people talk about politics and media.

Newseum Will Acquire Set Of 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'

The set tells "an important story about how political satire and news as humor made 'The Daily Show' a trusted news source for a generation," the D.C. museum devoted to news said.


GOP Presidential Hopefuls Are Squaring Up For First Debate Bout

Thursday night's GOP debates on Fox News — especially the prime time event, featuring front runner Donald J. Trump — are among the most anticipated cable programs in recent memory.

Obstructions Vanish From Images Treated With New Software From MIT, Google

Researchers say they've figured out how to remove things like chain-link fences, raindrops and glass reflections from photos.

Metropolitan Opera To Drop Use Of Blackface-Style Makeup In 'Otello'

The Met says it is committed to "colorblind casting" and that its production of Otello this fall will be the first without dark makeup since the opera was first seen at the company in 1891.

Did Beijing's Olympics Song Lift Parts Of 'Let It Go'?

Does a Chinese song cross the line between inspiration and imitation? Many commenters online are saying yes.

Black Lives Matter: Coming To A Museum Near You?

How do you curate a museum exhibit about the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the director National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open next fall.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A white campus police officer in Cincinnati is charged with the murder of an unarmed black motorist. Congress passes interim funding for the highway bill. And the latest GDP report indicates modest second-quarter growth in the U.S. economy. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page to round up the week's top news.