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The voice actor behind Mario looks back on his audition for the part

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It's a beloved video game franchise that's sold 100 million copies, lasted more than two decades, and produced one of the most recognizable voices in the entertainment world. 

Mario Kart — a racing game where you can play characters from the Mario franchise, like Bowser, Princess Peach or Luigi — turns 25 on Sunday.

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OASIS: (Singing) Backbeat, the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out.

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How Did The Chicken Safely Cross The Road?

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Today the president is in Phoenix, holding a political rally and visiting a town on the border with Mexico. While this administration has pledged to hire 5,000 more border patrol agents, so far that has not improved longstanding recruitment and retention challenges for the agency.

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So we had this prime time address last night by President Trump. He was outlining his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our troops will fight to win. We will fight to win.

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