NBCUniversal Is Cutting Ties With Donald Trump

The media company is ending its business relationship with the presidential hopeful after comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Writer Roxane Gay: Why I Can't Forgive Dylann Roof

Forgiveness has been a major theme in cultural discussions surrounding the Charleston church shooting. But writer Roxane Gay says she can't forgive the alleged gunman.

Univision Cuts Ties With Trump After Comments About Immigrants

Univision is severing its relationship with Donald Trump following Trump's comments during his presidential announcement speech that immigrants from Mexico were "rapists," among other things.

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Univision Cancels Miss USA Over Donald Trump's Mexico Comments

Spanish-language television network Univision has cancelled its plans to broadcast Miss USA and Miss Universe after Trump — who owns the pageants — made harsh comments about Mexican immigrants.

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Henry Louis Gates Apologizes Over Ben Affleck 'Find Your Roots' Episode

Gates has apologized for not being more transparent in handling a controversial episode of the series he hosts on PBS, Finding Your Roots. PBS has delayed scheduling the show's third season.

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For Online Video Stars, YouTube Is No Longer The Only Stage

Online video is such a huge and lucrative market that a lot of companies are trying to lure some of the biggest stars away from the current king of medium — YouTube.

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'New Yorker' On Secret Civilian Efforts To Save America's ISIS Hostages

Renee Montagne talks to Lawrence Wright of The New Yorker about his article on the impact of U.S. hostage policy on 5 families whose children where held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State.

When The Local Paper Closes, Where Does The Community Turn?

Two Maryland papers shut down this week, leaving community members wondering where they should go to find local news. Some residents have turned to Facebook, but they say the loss leaves a void.

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NBC Names Lester Holt New Anchor Of Nightly News

TV Anchor Brian Williams will not be returning to the NBC Nightly News. He's officially being replaced by Lester Holt. Williams will move to cable on MSNBC.

4 Ways NBC Might Rehabilitate Brian Williams' Image

Now that NBC has finalized a deal to move disgraced anchor Brian Williams to MSNBC, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans outlines some ways the network might salvage his credibility.

Shades Of Grey: Network Television’s Credibility Problem

June 30, 2015
Eileen McNamara: "Apparently, star power trumps basic journalistic standards every time." Pictured: Clockwise, from top left: Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., former NBC News anchor Brian Williams, Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly, and ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. (All photos AP)

Apparently, star power trumps basic journalistic standards every time.

Contemplating Humanity In The Age Of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev And Dylann Roof

June 30, 2015
A woman pauses before laying a bouquet of flowers and an American flag at a memorial, Friday, June 19, 2015 in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. (Stephen B. Morton/AP)

Our mortal inability to adequately fathom others with subtlety and humility: this is our universal tragedy.

Week In The News: Obamacare Lives, Confederate Flag Falls, Same-Sex Marriage Becomes A Right

June 26, 2015
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden speaks, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Washington, after the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (AP)

The Confederate Flag and funerals in Charleston. The Marathon bomber speaks. All eyes on the Supreme Court. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

When The Mercury Rises, Teen Violence Doesn’t Have To. Here’s One Way To End It.

June 26, 2015
Mark Culliton: "Jobs programs for youth are important and powerful, but if we don’t target the dropouts who exert a pull of their own, we won't stem the problem of youth violence in summer." Pictured: A pop up memorial for Jonathan Dos Santos on the corner of Washington and Fuller streets in Dorchester, Mass., where the 16-year-old was shot and killed on June 10, 2015. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jobs programs for youth are important and powerful, but if we don’t target the dropouts who exert a pull of their own, we won’t stem the problem of youth violence in summer.

Confederate Flag: Who's Free To Fly It, Who Isn't, And Why The Distinction Matters

June 25, 2015
In this Friday, June 19, 2015 file photo, the Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse, in Columbia. For years, lawmakers refused to consider removing the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, but opinions changed within days of the massacre of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston. (Rainier Ehrhardt/AP)

Private citizens have the right to fly it. A state government should not.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Remorse Changes The Story, If We Let It

June 24, 2015
Amée LaTour: "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...can now serve as a cautionary example to others: The resolve of ideology dissolves in the face of the concrete harm it attempts to legitimate." Pictured: In this courtroom sketch, Tsarnaev stands before U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr. as he addresses the court during his sentencing, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in federal court in Boston. Tsarnaev apologized to the victims and their loved ones for the first time, just before the judge formally sentenced him to death. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev…can now serve as a cautionary example to others: The resolve of ideology dissolves in the face of the concrete harm it attempts to legitimate.

Seinfeld Goes Online, But Who Will Watch?

June 24, 2015
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC from 1989 to 1998.

Hulu is now streaming all nine seasons of the classic ’90s sitcom, but will it hold up to a younger online viewing audience?

Nina Simone, Again And Always

June 24, 2015
This file image from the Dutch National Archives is a portrait of singer Nina Simone, taken in 1965. (Creative Commons / WikiCommons)

Singer/composer Nina Simone, voice of brilliant black artistry, is back in a new documentary. We’ll dive in.

Dylann Roof Represents Too Many Of Us

June 24, 2015
This undated image that appeared on, a website being investigated by the FBI in connection with Charleston, S.C., shooting suspect Dylann Roof, shows Roof posing for a photo while holding a Confederate flag. ( via AP)

The Charleston church shooting suspect is not an aberration. We must confront these darker demons of our nature.

Reddit, ‘The Front Page Of The Internet,’ Turns 10

June 23, 2015 launched 10 years ago today.

The popular site for news, entertainment and social networking has built a reputation as a no-holds-barred discussion board.

Apple Music Opens New Front In Streaming Debate

June 23, 2015
Taylor Swift accepts the award for top artist at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas.  (AP)

Taylor Swift takes on Apple over royalties and wins. We’ll look at the latest battles in music streaming – the players, the artists, and the music itself.

Race And Violence In America

June 22, 2015
Gary and Aurelia Washington, center left and right, the son and granddaughter of Ethel Lance who died in Wednesday's shooting, leave a sidewalk memorial in front of Emanuel AME Church comforted by fellow family members Thursday, June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP)

After Charleston. So much progress in this country, but race and hate and guns still haunt us. Where do we go from here?

Week In The News: Charleston Shooting, TPA Shuffle, Jeb Jumps In

June 19, 2015
The steeple of Emanuel AME Church is visible as police close off a section of Calhoun Street early Thursday, June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. (AP)

Nine dead in a hate crime shooting in Charleston. Trade fight in Congress. Jeb is running for President. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

In Charleston Shooting, Reason To Reconsider How We Classify Such Crimes

June 18, 2015
Worshippers embrace following a group prayer across the street from the scene of a shooting at Emanuel AME Church, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (David Goldman/AP)

What is the difference between a hate crime and an act of terror?

Did NBC Miss The Point With Rachel Dolezal?

June 18, 2015
Rachel Dolezal tells NBC's Today show that she knew "at some point, I would need to address the complexity of my identity." (Today Show/NBC)

NPR’s Eric Deggans makes the case that NBC’s “Today” show bungled its exclusive interview with the former NAACP official.

The Computer Will (Literally) See You Now

June 18, 2015
In this file photo, a New York Police Department SkyWatch observation tower is stationed in midtown Manhattan, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in New York. Behind it is a billboard filled with people's photographs. (AP)

Facial recognition technology is suddenly all over. The government’s push to rein it in has just blown up. What happens to your privacy?

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