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MTV's 'Are You The One?' And The Future Of Queer Representation In Reality TV

"It was nerve-wracking, to say the least," contestant Kai Wes said of his decision to take his testosterone injections on-screen during MTV's "Are You the One?" "It's something that people don't see, so I purposely chose to show that. I wanted it to be normalized."

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MTV's 'Are You The One?' And The Future Of Queer Representation In Reality TV

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The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

The Trump administration moved forward with plans to end asylum protections. Protesters in Puerto Rico are calling for their governor to resign. And racist tweets from the president generated backlash.

Around the world, the Ebola outbreak is deemed a global health emergency. Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman elected president of the European Commission. And the United States is planning to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia.

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The News Roundup for July 19, 2019

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Game Mode: The Next Level

"The difference with Stadia is there are so many more options," journalist Gabe Gurwin said of Google's new steaming gaming service. "They're also going to let you buy games piecemeal and you can purchase games without a subscription."

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Game Mode: The Next Level

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Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

"One of the problems with the games industry is that at the end of a project, a lot more people are needed to finish," journalist Colin Campbell told us. "Workers tend to be brought on en masse."

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Game Mode: Work Hard, Play Hard

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Game Mode: Loot Boxes, The Law And The Music Behind The Game

"What I want are tools and information about how I can limit time and money spent on game play," Stanley Pierre-Louis, the president and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, told us. "The FTC has applauded our industry many times on our self-regulatory methods."

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Game Mode: Loot Boxes, The Law And The Music Behind The Game

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Game Mode: Consoles And Community

"When I first played 'World of Warcraft,' there was something really wild about hearing all these people from around the world. Now, it's something that the industry has taken and run with," said Ion Hazzikostas, game director for 'World of Warcraft.'

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Game Mode: Consoles And Community

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Sister Norma Pimentel is the director of Catholic Charities for the Rio Grande Valley. The respite center has aided 100,000 migrants since it opened in 2014. JAMES MORRISON/WAMU hide caption

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1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

"We have to be humanitarian to each other first before we can do humanitarian work at the border," Minister Alyssa Stebbing said of her approach to keeping the peace in her congregation. "It's hard work, but it's necessary."

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1A Across America: Migrant Aid Divides Congregations

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The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta announced his resignation. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. And America's soccer champions came home.

Around the world, there was confrontation between Britain and Iran. Hong Kong could see more protests. And Britain's ambassador to the U.S. resigned.

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The News Roundup for July 12, 2019

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The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

"Not everybody has access to the digital economy. Think about it. If you want to do a transaction online or a mobile app, you typically need a debit or credit card to do that," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman told us.

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The Digital Disruption Of The Banking Industry

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Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

"The inability to prevent new nuclear states in North Korea and Iran" is the number-two international threat to the U.S. after climate change, according to Gov. Inslee.

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Foresight 2020: Governor Jay Inslee

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