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Wein's World: George Wein At 90

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:27am

Wein didn't invent the music festival. But he developed its secret sauce, starting back in 1954. The jazz impresario guides us through highlights from his Newport Jazz Festival.

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A Milestone In The Campaign To Reduce The Number Of Deaths From AIDS

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:14am

The World Health Organization has just recommended that all HIV positive people take antiretroviral medications. If that guideline is enforced, it could help stop the spread of HIV worldwide.

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Guest DJ Rita Moreno On Fighting Back And Winning

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:03am

The iconic actress and singer joins Alt.Latino to discuss the life of a Latina in Hollywood, as well as what the original West Side Story lyrics said.

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Trial Begins For Former Massey CEO Over 2010 Mine Disaster

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:54am

Don Blankenship, 65, is accused of conspiring to violate mine health and safety standards in connection with the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that killed 29 workers .

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Struck By A Macaw? Now There's A Medical Diagnosis Code For That

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:35am

Updating antiquated diagnosis codes is supposed to make medical billing more accurate, but doctors and insurers say right now it seems like a very expensive headache. Is there a code for that?

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3 Things To Know About Those New Credit Cards

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:34am

Today is the deadline that card issuers have given for merchants to be ready to accept the new, more secure, computer-chipped cards. But, there's still a long way to go.

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Oregon Partakes: Recreational Pot Becomes Legal Thursday

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:21am

Oregon becomes the third U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use, joining Colorado and Washington. The state is also letting residents wipe their criminal records of pot charges.

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Song Premiere: The Big Moon, 'Nothing Without You'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:00am

An up-and-coming British band's bright, brash single turns neediness into a bait-and-switch.

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New York Police Department To Announce New Use-Of-Force Rules

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:41am

Police will be required to report every time they use force. A report by the department's inspector general concludes that the previous policy was vague and reporting standards were insufficient.

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From FUBAR To Russian Phishing: The Latest From Hillary Clinton's Emails

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:35am

Russian hackers tried a phishing scheme, a White House operator didn't believe the caller was actually Clinton and she panicked after being unable to find her local NPR station.

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'Six Of Crows' Is A Well-Turned Heist Tale

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:03am

Leigh Bardugo's latest invites comparison to Ocean's 11, one of the best heist stories ever told. Critic Jason Sheehan says the teenaged crows seem too mature, but praises the immersive worldbuilding.

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Viking's Choice: Tashi Dorji, 'Karma Lata'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:03am

If there's a secret world inside the guitar, Dorji wants to find it. He zeroes in on a melody or a riff or a tone and works it into another realm.

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Top Stories: Afghan Troops In Kunduz; Hurricane Joaquin

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:37am

Also: A new blast rocks a Chinese city a day after several bombs go off; GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump vows to send back all Syrian refugees; and there's a single winning Powerball ticket.

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Syrian Opposition Says Russian Airstrikes Aren't Targeting ISIS

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:09am

For U.S. leaders, the airstrikes have stoked concerns that the Russian airstrikes would be used against not only ISIS but also against more moderate rebel groups.

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Joaquin Lashes Bahamas, Could Have Eastern U.S. In Crosshairs

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:08am

The hurricane has strengthened overnight into a Category 3 storm and forecasters say its track remains uncertain. the storm could make landfall on the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.

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Bernie Sanders Raises $26 Million In 3rd Quarter, Nearly As Much As Clinton

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:06am

From 60 points down and a third of the money, Bernie Sanders is now up in polls and on par in fundraising with Hillary Clinton, who raised $28 million in the third quarter.

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Correction: Why Women's Sports Get So Little Attention

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:04am

Commentator Frank Deford said Wednesday there's no women's soccer league to build on the momentum from the World Cup. That was incorrect. The National Women's Soccer League has teams in nine cities.

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'The Heart Goes Last' Is A Swiftian Satire Of Imbeciles In The Apocalypse

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:03am

Margaret Atwood's new novel started life as a digital serial about a young couple who join a strange prison-based planned community. But their hapless shallowness makes the book deeply frustrating.

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Video: Sad Sack Metalhead Just Wants To Be Loved

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:03am

Saturday Night Live's Kyle Mooney stars in a surprising new video from the L.A.-based electro-pop trio Superhumanoids.

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If Joe Biden Wants To Run For President, His Narrow Window Is Closing

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:03am

As Hillary Clinton continues to struggle, Joe Biden's name continues to surface. No one in Washington truly knows what the vice president will do, but he likely has to decide in the next couple weeks.

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