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What Is A 'Good Muslim' Anyway? A Podcast Disrupts The Narrative

With their podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, hosts Zahra Noorbakhsh and Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed want to shake up labels. Ahmed says, "We're taking the good and we're sort of re-imagining it for ourselves."
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ABC Brings Muppets Back To Prime Time As News Emerges About Fall Shows

TV networks officially reveal fall schedules next week, but word has already spread on some new shows and cancellations. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says early trends include more diversity, big names.
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No Regrets For Organizer Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest

"I will continue to speak in defense of freedom until the day I die," Pamela Geller told the AP. Her cartoon contest was attacked last weekend by Islamist militants.
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Al Jazeera America Replaces CEO Amid Lawsuit

Al Jazeera America is a network in crisis. It recently forced out its CEO after three top female executives left, and a lawsuit raised a slew of allegations of discrimination against women, favoritism and management by retaliation.
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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.
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Baltimore Residents Say Wall-To-Wall Media Coverage Missed The Real Story

Baltimore has been all over the news during the past few weeks. But some residents say the media focused too much on the rioting and not enough on the societal problems behind the unrest.

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'Charlie Hebdo' Staffer Pushes Back Against Writers' Opposition To Award

"If you're standing for the freedom of expression, you can't be at one moment for this freedom of expression, and two or three minutes later, against that," film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret says.
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For Advertisers, Baby Boomers Are A Market Hiding In Plain Sight

Baby boomers account for about half of all consumer spending, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are aimed their way. Correspondent Ina Jaffe talks advertising strategy with NPR's Scott Simon.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Says He Will No Longer Draw Prophet Muhammad

"He no longer interests me," Luz said in an interview. Militants attacked the magazine Jan. 7, killing editorial staff and others, in apparent retaliation for its depiction of their prophet.
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Washington Post Reporter Michael Fletcher Explains His Baltimore Essay

"It was only a matter of time before Baltimore exploded," the longtime resident of the city contends. WAMU 88.5's Elliott Francis talked to him about it.

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