Things We Leave Behind: the Abramson Firing; In Cabs

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Monday, May 19, 2014

The New York Times building in New York. The New York Times building in New York. (laughingsquid/flickr)

NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about the firing of Jill Abramson and this weekend's developments at the Times. Sex advice columnist Dan Savage is also the author of American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Plus: what New Yorkers leave behind in cabs; and the saga of the closing of reBar.

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The Strangest Things New York Cabbies Find in Their Backseats

A wedding veil. An 18th century violin. $15,000 worth of fertility drugs. In case you thought taxi drivers didn't lead exciting enough lives already, you should see what their customers leave behind.

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