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YouTube Videos Lead 'Morris From America' Director To Markees Christmas

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 4:05am

Morris From America debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The buzzed-about movie stars actor Markees Christmas as a 13-year-old hip-hop loving American who moves to Germany with his father.

A Mew-seum? Civil War Stories, Told With Tiny Tails

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:46am

The stars of the exhibits at Civil War Tails are the nearly 2,000 tiny clay soldiers. Their blue and gray uniforms are meticulously detailed, down to piping and patches. Look closely: They are cats.

Bringing Back Manufacturing Jobs Would Be Harder Than It Sounds

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:45am

On the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump frequently promises to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. But how realistic is it to think he could do that, if elected?

Playboy Mansion Sold; Hugh Hefner To Pay Rent To Live There

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:12am

Hefner's home went for $100 million — that's a hundred times the amount paid for the digs in 1971. The 90-year-old playboy can live there as long as he wants — as long as he pays $1 million a year.

French Mayor Moves To Ban Pokemon Characters From His Community

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:02am

Fabrice Beauvois, the mayor of a French village near Lyon, sent a decree to The Pokemon Company, saying their creatures have created an "anarchical settlement."

'New Yorker': The Detectives Who Never Forget A Face

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

Scotland Yard has detectives considered "super-recognizers." Renee Montagne talks to Patrick Radden-Keefe, who writes in The New Yorker, on how they use facial recognition abilities to solve crimes.

China Celebrates Bronze-Winning Olympian Swimmer's Spirit

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

A Chinese Olympic swimmer with goofy facial expressions has captured the world's attention — if not the gold — and changed how Chinese think about the Olympics, and how athletes should speak and act.

Pregnant Women In Miami Take Extra Precautions Against Zika

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

There's only one place in the continental United States where mosquitoes are known to be transmitting the Zika virus — that's the trendy Wynwood neighborhood in Miami.

Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane To Step Down After Perjury Conviction

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

She was convicted of leaking grand jury material to embarrass a political rival, and then lying about it under oath. Kane, a Democrat, will be succeeded by Republican Bruce Castor.

American Charity Helps To Repair War-Ravaged Music School In Ukraine

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

It's part of an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of a people whose ethnic ties are with Russia but whose military and leaders identify with the West.

On The Road Lately, Trump Sticks Mostly To Teleprompter's Message

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump appeared in Milwaukee Tuesdayas his campaign tries to keep the candidate on message. He met with law enforcement to show support after rioting erupting following a police shooting.

Transgender Athletes Raise Questions For Future Olympic Games

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

The Rio Olympics is the first to accept transgender athletes, but no known trans athletes are competing in the summer games. But the possibility of transgender Olympians got our commentator thinking.

ClintonKaine.com Pays Off For Domain Squatter

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

In 2011, Jeremy Green registered ClintonKaine.com on a hunch. After Hillary Clinton named Tim Kaine as her running mate, Greene offered the site to Clinton's campaign but they wouldn't meet his price.

Opposition In Florida Puts Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes On Hold

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

As Miami struggles to control Zika, the FDA approved a tool to fight the spread of the disease: genetically engineered mosquitoes. Will communities in Florida allow them to be used?

Trump Campaign Denies Ex-Fox Chief Ailes Is A Debate Adviser

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

Former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, badly tarnished by a sexual harassment scandal, is reportedly advising Donald Trump on the upcoming debates and the presidential campaign.

The Art Of Table Tennis: Tiny Details Matter A Lot

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

Olympic table tennis wrap up Wednesday when China and Japan compete in the men's team final. Technical factors — such as lighting and air flow — can either delight or plague table tennis players.

China Celebrates Bronze-Winning Olympic Swimmer's Spirit

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

With her goofy facial expressions, Fu Yuanhui has captured the world's attention — if not the gold — and is changing how Chinese think about the Olympics and how athletes should speak and behave.

Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

The Food and Drug Administration has approved release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to halt the spread of Zika virus. But residents of the Florida Keys aren't keen on the concept.

Julian Assange Sees 'Incredible Double Standard' In Clinton Email Case

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:42am

The WikiLeaks founder argued that the Department of Justice decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for breaching national security with her private email server is unfair.

Painter Romaine Brooks Challenged Conventions In Shades Of Gray

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 3:35am

A wealthy American living in Paris, Brooks had the freedom to paint whatever and however she wanted. In a subtle but powerful palette, she depicted androgynous women and melancholy nudes.

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