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Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Will Air For The Last Time Thursday

Cancellation of the satirical news show comes a year and a half into its run. It had replaced The Colbert Report. Comedy Central's president said it wasn't "resonating" with audiences.
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Judge Overturns Conviction Of 'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey

A federal judge in Wisconsin has overturned Dassey's homicide conviction. The story rose to national prominence when it was chronicled on the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer."
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Simone Manuel Wins Olympic Gold. That's A Really Big Deal

When the 20-year-old won gold Thursday night, she wasn't just an athlete excelling at her sport. She was a symbol for what should have been self-evident all along: Swimming is for everyone.
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New TV Series Rely On Nostalgia To Hook Viewers

From Happy Days to The Wonder Years, television has long looked to the past for inspiration. Some new shows dig into 1980s and '90s nostalgia: The Get Down, Stranger Things and MacGyver among them.
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TV Networks Unveil Fall Lineup At Summer Press Tour

Broadcast and cable networks unveiled their fall lineup to television critics. NPR looks ahead at the good, the bad and the ugly for the upcoming TV season, and how the business is changing.
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Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton Foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Hillary Clinton's ethics and transparency.
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Hacking Is 'A Bit Of A Superpower,' Says Creator Of 'Mr. Robot'

Sam Esmail believes hackers have immense power — the trouble is, superhero psychology isn't always sound. He says his vigilante hacker is driven by narcissism, paranoia, loneliness and pain.
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'Doc McStuffins': The Olivia Pope For Kids?

If you have young children at home, chances are you know Doc McStuffins. If you don't, comedian W. Kamau Bell will tell you why you should love the 6-year-old cartoon girl with a stethoscope.
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A New Lucille Ball Statue Replaces 'Scary' One In Her Hometown

In 2009, legions of Lucy fans were horrified by a sculpture they dubbed "Scary Lucy." The new one reflects the glamorous TV comedy star of the 1950s. It's being unveiled Saturday, her 105th birthday.
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Rio Throws A Party For The World, Kicking Off The 2016 Olympics

After months of negative news, Rio ushers in the Summer Olympics on Friday night. And the city finally gets to do what it's famous for: putting on a grand spectacle.

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