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Fixture In Talk Radio Handing Reins To Herman Cain

Neal Boortz is a fixture on radio and has hosted a talk show for more than 40 years. Now, the quasi-conservative host has announced he's stepping down and former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will take over for him. Cain will start on inauguration day next year.
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Britain's Ad Authority Releases Most-Hated List

This week Britain's Advertising Standards Authority turned 50. To celebrate, it released a list of the 50 most-complained-about commercials in U.K. history. The one that generated the most viewer complaints was not about sex, violence or politics: It was a KFC ad in which the actors spoke with their mouths full.
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"The Invisible War"

A new documentary gives voice to the women--and men--who say the military culture and command structure tolerates sexual assault.

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Employment Growth Slows As Jobless Benefits Shrink

May's higher unemployment rate and meager job creation couldn't have come at a worse time for the long-term unemployed. The unwelcome news arrives just as federal support for unemployment benefits is starting to fade.
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The Word 'Hopefully' Is Here To Stay, Hopefully

When The Associated Press said it would no longer condemn the use of the adverb "hopefully" in its style guide, most people shrugged. But the announcement was a red flag to people who have made the adverb the biggest bugaboo of English usage over the past 50 years.
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Residents Expect New Orleans Paper Cut To Hurt

The Times-Picayune of New Orleans announced this week it would stop publishing seven days a week. The paper has a rich heritage and is widely loved in New Orleans. As Eileen Fleming of member station WWNO reports, when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, the paper continued to report despite danger and days-long power outages.
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A Tribute To Radio Legend Hal Jackson

Host Michel Martin and Tell Me More editor Ammad Omar comb through listener feedback and give news updates from past stories. They remember pioneering African-American broadcaster Hal Jackson, who died this week at age 96. They also give an update on Hikaru Nakamura, who recently won his third U.S. chess championship.
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Bad News In New Orleans: 'Times-Picayune' Slashing Staff, Going To 3 Days

Saying it needs to take action in order to survive, the news outlet will focus on its online operations.

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