In Gideon's Army, Brandy Alexander defends a 17 year old on trial for armed robbery who she believes is innocent. He faces a 10 year mandatory minimum if convicted. Dawn Porter hide caption

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HBO's 'Gideon's Army' Looks At Three Defenders Of The Poor

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Jim Nayder, host of the The Annoying Music Show and Magnificent Obession, died this week. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon, left, remembers his good friend. Courtesy Scott Simon hide caption

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'Annoying Music' Host Leaves 'Magnificent Obsession' Behind

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A Syrian woman is evacuated after being wounded in shelling by regime forces in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on Oct. 13, 2012. Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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War Correspondent's Unflinching 'Diary Of A Bad Year'

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Paula Deen dissolved into tears during her appearance Wednesday on NBC's Today show with Matt Lauer. The celebrity chef told Lauer she was not a racist, but image experts say she'll have to work harder to convince the public. Peter Kramer/AP hide caption

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How To Prove You're Not A Racist

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Is There Bias In Media's Coverage Of Gay Marriage Fight?

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Paula Deen Makes Tearful Appearance On 'Today' Show

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Inspired by "Standing Man" Erdem Gunduz, protesters stand silently during an action at Istanbul's Taksim Square on June 23. Among the latest recommended reads from Tina Brown is a Foreign Affairs article on how Turkey's manipulates media coverage of political unrest. Burak Kara/Getty Images hide caption

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Tina Brown's Must-Reads: On Media, The People, And Strife

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An image shows the new Digg Reader, built as an option to replace Google Reader. The RSS subscription service will be discontinued on July 1, Google says. Digg hide caption

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Copies of The Orange County Register slide through the presses. The Register is the country's 20th most-read daily, with a circulation of about 285,000. Grant Slater/KPCC hide caption

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Is It Ethical? Universities Pay Newspaper For Coverage

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