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Ingrid Michaelson: Girl Chases Quiz Chases Girl

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:09am

Indie pop star Ingrid Michaelson performs on her ukulele, turns on her Staten Island accent, and covers a rewritten song by Somebody That You Used to Know.

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Edit Please!

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:09am

Which classic novel is "a group of lions and a bias that prevents objective consideration of an issue"? For this game we give an overly verbose title of a book for contestants to edit down.

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Go Fish!

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:09am

A verbal version of the children's card game "Go Fish", but with groups of things other than fish. Have you got any Cavendish, Lady Fingers, or Rajahs? Go bananas!

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Video Of Volcano Erupting In Chile Is Amazing In Time-Lapse

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 8:03am

It's been more than 40 years since the Calbuco volcano erupted. But now it's done it twice — generating striking images and concerns over the effects of both the lava and a mammoth cloud of ash.

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To Get More Students Through College, Give Them Fewer Choices

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:03am

A new book recommends simplifying community college pathways to help more students graduate.

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Top Stories: More Airstrikes In Yemen; Gen. Petraeus Faces Sentencing

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:40am

Also: The European Union holds a summit on the migrant crisis; a report says North Korea may have several nuclear warheads; and Puerto Rico's government could shut down over financial problems.

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Gen. David Petraeus Will Be Sentenced Thursday Over Secret Notebooks

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:31am

Under the terms of a plea deal, the former CIA director will avoid jail time. Petraeus, 62, admits to having retained notebooks full of classified information and showing them to his biographer.

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Dad's Drone Follows Daughter To School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:24am

Katie Early, 8, of Knoxville, Tenn., wanted to walk to school by herself. To make sure she was safe, and looking both ways before crossing the street, her dad Chris used a drone to follow her.

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Colorado Man Shoots His Troubled Computer

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:06am

Police in Colorado Springs gave Lucas Hinch a ticket for discharging a firearm. But he told the Los Angeles Times he had no regrets. The crime was premeditated, he says, and also "glorious."

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Saudi Airstrikes Target Houthi Forces In Yemen, Despite Talks Of Peace

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:04am

It's now very unclear when peace talks that were mentioned earlier this week might occur. Warplanes have been hitting areas under Houthi control Thursday.

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'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:03am

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

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Michael Brown's Family Will Sue Ferguson Over Police Shooting Death

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:38am

The lawsuit will be filed at the St. Louis County Courthouse Thursday morning. It's not yet known whether it will include Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, 18.

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More Whistleblowers Say Health Plans Are Gouging Medicare

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:08am

Federal authorities are investigating claims that some Medicare Advantage health plans have overcharged the government for years by claiming that patients are sicker than they are.

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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Early 'Breakfast Club' Script Found At Chicago High School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A lost early screenplay of the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club has been discovered in a filing cabinet in Chicago.

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Migrants To Spain Say Human Traffickers Are The Scariest Part

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Migrants who have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.

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U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.

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How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Profitable And Popular

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers, a cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently. Our "Planet Money" podcast team reports on the Swiss Cheese Union. The union at the root of a fondue conspiracy.

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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak of Listeria in the company's ice cream has been going on for five years. Blue Bell products are sold in 23 states.

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