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Photojournalist Tyler Hicks
New York Times photojournalist Tyler Hicks was just awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Nairobi Mall siege where shoppers were massacred by extremists. Hicks was held hostage while reporting from Libya, and was with reporter Anthony Shadid when Shadid died of an asthma attack while they were trying to get out of Syria. Hicks carried his body across the border into Turkey.

Thu, Apr 24, 2014 -- 7:00pm

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Apr 24, 2014
Tyler Hicks Tells The Story Behind His Pulitzer-Winning Nairobi Mall Photos

The New York Times photojournalist happened to be nearby when Islamist militants launched an attack on shoppers inside an upscale Kenyan mall — he rushed inside and took photos as the event unfolded.

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Many comedians think that explaining jokes ruins jokes, but Hari Kondabolu doesn't mind. Especially when it comes to jokes about race and ethnicity, he's willing to explain until everyone gets it.

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