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Trombone Shorty Pushes Tradition Forward

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:07am

On his new album, Parking Lot Symphony, Troy Andrews keeps New Orleans' brass-band sound up-to-date. Thanks to a new generation of musicians, he says, "the future of the music is in good hands."

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His Teacher Told Him He Wouldn't Go To College, Then He Did

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:04am

African-American students with disabilities are disciplined far more and graduate far less than their counterparts, researchers say. What needs to change to help more succeed?

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Chemo Scrambled My Brain

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:00am

After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.

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Why My Coal Mining Grandfather's Deathbed Advice Applies To Minority Americans

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 3:31am

As my grandfather lay dying from Black Lung disease, his eldest children did not question or doubt his advice to them: go out and get educations, and master newer ways of working.

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Hijabi Artist Channels Beyoncé For Debut Of Her 'Resistance Music' And Video

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 3:01am

Mona Haydar calls her music "resistance music" because it celebrates diversity and calls for women to be "unapologetic about who they are."

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Black-Jewish Relations Intensified And Tested By Current Political Climate

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 2:01am

Activist ties that go back to the Civil Rights Movement are being strained by divergent viewpoints on the movement for black lives and Israel's position on Palestine.

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Actress Erin Moran, Joanie Of 'Happy Days,' Dies At 56

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 1:44am

The former child star who played Joanie Cunningham on the sitcoms Happy Days and its spinoff, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died, according to media reports.

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PHOTOS: Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:23pm

The science community feels threatened under the current administration. Researchers, educators and activists took to the nation's capital to stress that cuts to scientific funding affect us all.

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City Municipal ID Cards In Chicago Would Benefit More Than Undocumented Groups

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia talks about the city of Chicago's new municipal ID cards which will be accessible to residents who lack documentation for living there.

Part Of Georgia's Preparation For Runoff Election In June Involves A Lawsuit

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Civil rights groups are suing Georgia's secretary of state over voter registration rules that would prevent new voters from taking part in the state's special congressional election.

French Voters Still Undecided For Sunday's Presidential Election

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

France faces its most important presidential race in more than five decades. But polls show many French voters are undecided or might not vote at all.

Taliban Was Able To Penetrate Afghanistan Military Base Before Attack

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Journalist Ahmed Rashid talks about Friday's attack on an Afghanistan military base. More than 100 people are reported dead making it the deadliest attack there since 2001.

Protests Against President Maduro In Venezuela Near Breaking Point

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Venezuelans have been protesting President Nicolas Maduro's government over a deep economic recession and massive food and medicine shortages. Reuters reporter Girish Gupta gives developments.

Actions Sparked By Protests Can Have Sustained Influence

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

The March for Science is one of many demonstrations in response to the Trump administration. Sociology professor David Meyer at the University of California Irvine talks about the history of protests.

Out Of The Lab And Into The Streets, Science Community Marches For Science

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

Thousands of scientists and their supporters took to the streets to advocate for public support for science and technology today in Washington, D.C., and other cities around the country.

Renée Elise Goldsberry Hopes 'Henrietta Lacks' Movie Will Start Conversations

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:24pm

The actress plays a young African-American woman whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, went on to become "immortal."

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In A New 'Anti-Science' Era, Bill Nye 'Saves The World' With Same Optimism

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:11pm

"The Science Guy" dons his lab coat and bow tie uniform yet again, this time, in a a new political context. In his new Netflix series, Nye tackles climate change deniers and beyond.

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Trump Awards Purple Heart In First Visit To Walter Reed Military Hospital

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 2:10pm

Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained last month in Afghanistan. It was President Trump's first visit to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

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More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:17pm

Taliban fighters killed the soldiers at a base in the northern part of the country, in one of the deadliest attacks on an Afghan base since the war began.

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Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:42am

Now that he's out of work at Fox News, our panelists predict what Bill O'Reilly will do next.




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