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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 Slow-Moving Art Disrupt Our Hectic Routines?

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When Was The Last Time You Did Absolutely Nothing?

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What Happens In The Brain Of An Extreme Procrastinator?

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Can Slowing Down Help You Be More Creative?

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What Can We Gain By Writing A Letter By Hand?

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Why Would Millions Tune Into 'Slow TV'?

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

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

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