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Charles Ramsey, Cleveland hero and truth-teller

That didn’t take long. Within hours of rescuing three women held captive in Cleveland for a decade, Charles Ramsey — friendly neighbor, Big Mac eater, door kicker-inner — was an Internet star, a cultural symbol, inspiring all of the hand-wringing and navel-gazing you’d expect.

First came the sharing: of his frantic call to 911, his interview with Cleveland station WEWS, which was later, inevitably, Auto-Tuned.

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