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China's Leader Says Journalists Are Like Broken Cars

Even the White House wasn't sure what to expect when Chinese President Xi Jinping took a rare question from a U.S. reporter during a joint news conference with President Obama in Beijing.
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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.
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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.
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'GMA' Cumberbatch Tweet Rankles 'Times' Of London

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is engaged. The news broke in a small box of text in London's The Times newspaper. ABC's Good Morning America got in trouble with the paper while spreading the news.
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The Man Behind The 'Morning Edition' Theme Music. Also, Lyrics!

Composer BJ Leiderman talks about writing the show's theme music and sings some of the lyrics that accompany that catchy tune.
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
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'Morning Edition' Celebrates 35 Years With A Trip Down Memory Lane

On this day in 1979, Morning Edition broadcast its first show, bringing a new style of storytelling to the early-drive-time airwaves. That first show was hosted by Bob Edwards and Barbara Hoctor.
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2015 Emoji Update Will Include More Diverse Skin-Tones

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.
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Popular 'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

Tom Magliozzi died on Monday of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Tom and his brother Ray were known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers. Their specialty: cars and puns.
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'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi one half of NPR's Car Talk duo died Monday at age 77 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The show's Executive Producer Doug Berman talks to David Greene about Magliozzi.

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