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When His Son Came Out As Gay, This Pastor Delivered A Sermon Of Support

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Carson Defends Trump's Minority Outreach As Break From 'Traditional' Politics

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Actor John Krasinski spent 2 1/2 years in New York trying to get his acting career off the ground. After landing a few commercials and some "off- off- off-Broadway" plays, he was about to call it quits. But his mother encouraged him to stick it out a little while longer, and three weeks later, he landed the role of Jim on The Office. Matt Sayles/Matt Sayles/Invision/AP hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid

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Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

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What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

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When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

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Can Slow-Moving Art Disrupt Our Hectic Routines?

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Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

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What Can We Gain By Writing A Letter By Hand?

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When The Family Business Is Keeping Cool, It Pays To Be Warm With People

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

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What Does The Justice Dept. Decision To End Private Prisons Mean For The Future?

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Evan Mawarire poses with a Zimbabwean flag in Harare, Zimbabwe, on May 3. He was arrested in July for inciting violence and disturbing the peace and left the country after he was released. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Outside Zimbabwe, Anti-Government Pastor Takes Stock Of His Movement

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Puerto Rico's Monica Puig reacts after winning her women's singles final tennis match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Veteran Of 2 Louisiana Disasters, One General Speaks Of Preparedness

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Fresh Air Weekend: Julie Klausner; 'War Dogs'; Rebalancing The 'Microbes Within Us'

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Deaf And Blind, Her Father Still Knows How To Speak His Love

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In her latest film, Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress and socialite who didn't let her less-than-great voice stop her from becoming an opera singer. Nick Wall/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Meryl Streep; A Novel Take On Gymnastics; Colson Whitehead

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The Justice Department released a report Wednesday morning that was highly critical of the Baltimore Police Department for systematically stopping, searching and arresting the city's black residents, frequently without grounds for doing so. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

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Computer Love: Their 1960s-Era Dating Strategy? Modern Technology!

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Anita Hill speaks during "TimesTalks Presents: Kerry Washington and Anita Hill Confirmation" on April 8 in New York City. Hill is now a professor of race and gender policy at Brandeis University. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Anita Hill: 'We've Come A Long Way Since Then'

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Jay McInerney is the author of four books, including the 1984 semi-autobiographical novel, Bright Lights, Big City. Michael Lionstar/Knopf hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Jay McInerney; Düsseldorf's Musical Influence; Comic Ali Wong

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Savannah Phelan, 8, and her mom, Kellie, in front of a 77-foot mural they helped paint, which reflects the experiences of children and teenagers affected by incarceration. Emily Martinez for StoryCorps hide caption

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Born In Custody, A Girl Finds Answers With Someone Who Knows Best: Mom

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Silicon Valley engineer Bindu Reddy created the new social network Candid that facilitates online conversations without trolls. Courtesy of Bindu Reddy hide caption

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Can Candid Conversations Happen Online Without The Trolls?

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