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'Fresh Air' Favorites: Joan Rivers

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Columbia Journalism Review set up a misinformation newsstand in Manhattan in October 2018, in an effort to educate news consumers about the dangers of disinformation in the lead-up to the U.S. midterm elections. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Disinformation' Is The Word Of The Year — And A Sign Of What's To Come

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The 2010s: Slang That Stuck

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The 2010s: The Influence Of The Kardashians

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Highly Specific Superlatives: The Best Bits Of Stand-Up Comedy In 2019

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Highly Specific Superlatives: TV And Movies From 2019

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Merritt Wever and Toni Collette play two detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in the Netflix show Unbelievable. Beth Dubber/Netflix hide caption

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A Critic Returns To The Books, TV, Music And Movies He Didn't Get To In 2019

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In a year of gloom and doom, disasters and disease, these are the sweet online moments from around the world that brightened up our days this year. Left to right: an aspiring singer in the Philippines; scrunchie cat; Venezuelan cooking lessons. Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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