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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 4:02am

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.

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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:38am

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He's worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.

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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:30am

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.

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'Close Up Baltimore' Tells Stories Of The City, One Portrait At A Time

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:25am

Inspired by the popular Humans of New York blog, a photographer is aiming to take 200 portraits of his fellow Baltimore residents.

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Follow the Leader: Drones Learn To Behave In Swarms

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:21am

Unmanned aerial vehicles can sound like a swarm of bees with a relentless buzzing noise. Now, drones can act like one as dozens are programmed to soar and work together.

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Younger Adults with Alzheimer's Are Key to Drug Search

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:47am

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.

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Detoxing The Buddhist Way: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:42am

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.

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Pets And Other Non-Humans Gets Rights Upgraded In A Spanish Town

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:06am

The town council of Trigueros de Valle declared all residents, 'whether human or non-human,' are entitled to respect.

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In A Hurry, Queen Elizabeth Goes Off Road

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:54am

The queen was headed to church when she veered onto the grass to go around a family in her path.

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After Iran Nuclear Deal, U.S. Defense Secretary Reassures Mideast Allies

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Saudi Arabia, part of a Middle East swing where he's trying to reassure American allies that their security will not be comprised by the nuclear deal with Iran.

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A Peek At The New Dr. Seusss Book, In Verse

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep provide a peek at the new Dr. Seuss book - out next week - through the verse of New York Times' book critic Michiko Kakutani.

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Trump Draws Large Crowd, Attacks Rivals In South Carolina Campaign Stop

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took more swipes at his campaign rivals, including Lindsey Graham and Rick Perry, as he appeared before a large crowd in South Carolina.

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Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies At 72

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Wayne Carson was a prolific songwriter who hit the top of the country and pop charts. He was best known for songs that included "Always On My Mind," recorded by both Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.

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For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.

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Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.

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Novelist E.L Doctorow, Master Of Historical Fiction, Dies At 84

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

Novelist E.L. Doctorow, best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, has died at the age of 84. His widely admired books include "Ragtime" and "Billy Bathgate."

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Sandra Bland Video Shows An Argument With Police Officer

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

A police dash cam video has been released in the case of Sandra Bland, the woman who was later found dead in a Texas jail. The video shows tension quickly escalating between Bland and the trooper.

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The Unintended Consequences Of A Program Designed To Help Homeowners

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

A Maryland program designed to help struggling homeowners ended up contributing to foreclosures in some cases. Researchers say it's an example of unintended consequences of some government policies.

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Death Penalty Or Life In Prison? Aurora Shooting Trial Goes To Sentencing Phase

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

The sentencing phase of the Aurora Theater Shooting trail begins Wednesday. James Holmes, who was found guilty of murder last week, faces either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

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Newark Police Department Joins A Dozen Others Facing Federal Scrutiny

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

The Newark, New Jersey, police department is set to join a dozen other troubled law enforcement agencies under consent decrees with the federal government, which will be monitoring them.

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