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Songs We Love: White Heaven, 'Blind Promise'

1 hour 38 min ago

In 1991, the Tokyo Flashback comp introduced the world to Japanese psychedelic music. Experience the whammy-bar wizardry of White Heaven's "Blind Promise" from a new reissue.

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Trump Call Controversy Renews Spotlight On Gold Star Families

2 hours 8 min ago

President Trump's condolence calls to the families of the fallen has put new attention on Gold Star Families. But this isn't the first time Trump has offended families who lost loved ones in combat.

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CRISPR Bacon: Chinese Scientists Create Genetically Modified Low-Fat Pigs

2 hours 10 min ago

Scientists have used CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, to create pigs that can keep their bodies warmer, burning more fat to produce leaner meat.

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Tillerson Affirms Afghanistan Commitments In Unannounced Visit

2 hours 14 min ago

In remarks delivered landing, the secretary invited "moderate voices" within the Taliban to renounce violence. He also called on Pakistan to stop providing safe haven to terrorists.

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'Nowhere To Sleep': Los Angeles Sees Increase In Young Homeless

2 hours 41 min ago

The latest count showed a 64 percent increase in the number of 18- to 24-year-olds on the streets. Authorities are better at counting them but more foster kids are also aging out of the system.

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'I Can't Breathe' Examines Modern Policing And The Life And Death Of Eric Garner

2 hours 42 min ago

"The reality is that Eric Garner died at the hands of a police force and a criminal justice system that were designed entirely by white people, for the most part," says journalist Matt Taibbi.

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Megyn Kelly Blasts O'Reilly, Says Silencing Of Women 'Has To Stop'

2 hours 49 min ago

Bill O'Reilly denies allegations of serial sexual harassment and has said no one at Fox News filed complaints about his behavior. That's false, former Fox News star Kelly said Monday: "I complained."

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The Good Psychology In 'The Good Place'

2 hours 51 min ago

Despite my skepticism at the outset, for a light and amusing TV sitcom "The Good Place" does a pretty good job with philosophy — and a pretty good job with human psychology, too, says Tania Lombrozo.

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Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'My Job Was To Focus On The Individuals That Were Hurt'

3 hours 18 min ago

By the end of a four-day battle in Laos in 1970, then-Sgt. Gary M. Rose was down to "bandanas and shirtsleeves" for bandages. Nevertheless he kept all the men in his commando unit alive.

Trump's Comments Under Consideration During Bergdahl Sentencing Hearing

3 hours 22 min ago

The Army judge, Col. Jeffrey Nance, posed the question of whether the sergeant could receive a fair trial after comments made by the president, who has repeatedly called Bergdahl a traitor.

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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder To Fake

3 hours 24 min ago

Imagine the Founding Fathers walking across the bills in your wallet. Like something out of Harry Potter, increasingly complex animation technology is being developed for use in paper currency.

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Is This The End For Sears?

3 hours 30 min ago

Once an icon of American consumer culture, Sears has slipped billions of dollars into debt.

Could Changes Be Coming To Your 401(k)?

3 hours 37 min ago

There are reports that part of the proposed GOP tax overhaul plan could include a cap on the amount you can contribute to your 401(k) plan before taxes.

Apples, Pumpkins ... And Pawpaws: The Fall Harvest Fruit You Might Not Know Exists

3 hours 43 min ago

There’s another food that signals autumn: pawpaws. Ally Schweitzer from WAMU visited a Maryland pawpaw orchard to get a taste.

A Sioux Chef Rediscovers Native American Cuisine

3 hours 50 min ago

Sean Sherman is on a mission to to revitalize Native American food and introduce it to the world.

Comey Fesses Up, Claims Ownership Of Suspected Twitter Account

3 hours 51 min ago

Former FBI Director James Comey publicly claimed ownership of a Twitter account Monday and signaled that he is about to rejoin a national conversation.

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'Stranger Things 2' Fights The Sequel Blues

4 hours 10 min ago

After a highly successful first season, the Netflix monster mystery endeavors to overcome the challenges that have plagued sequels for decades.

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26 Songs With A Story To Tell

5 hours 12 min ago

Before there was TV, before there were movies, before there was YouTube, people used songs to tell stories.

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Italian Runner Wins Venice Marathon After All The Favorites Take A Wrong Turn

5 hours 32 min ago

In a bizarre twist, the city's own Eyob Ghebrehiwet Faniel won after leading racers followed an errant motorcycle. In the process, Faniel became the first local to win the marathon in 22 years.

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Tillerson Makes Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan

6 hours 38 min ago

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. NPR's Michele Kelemen is traveling with Tillerson and speaks with Rachel Martin about his visit and message.

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