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human-interest story

[hyoo-muh n-in-ter-ist, -trist or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mənˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst or, often, ˈyu-/
noun
1.
a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, designed to engage attention and sympathy by enabling one to identify readily with the people, problems, and situations described.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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