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Mumford & Sons On World Cafe

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:59pm

The popular rock band plays songs from its new, banjo-free album Wilder Mind.

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:56pm

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Bounce Houses: The Dangers Lurking Within

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:47pm

On Monday, three children in Florida were injured when a waterspout came ashore and lifted the inflatable house they were in.

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Metropolis: 5/23/15

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:46pm

Hear music from Ratatat, Disclosure, Public Service Broadcasting and more in a two-hour EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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Simon Rich's 'Spoiled Brats'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:40pm

If you're looking for light fun read for an upcoming vacation, the short story collection "Spoiled Brats" comes out in paperback today.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:28pm

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battles Rare Cancer

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:20pm

David Gerfast and his family are fighting the cancer with an old-fashioned ship captain's bell and high-tech proton beam radiation.

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Lawmakers Leave Unfinished Business On Capitol Hill

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:12pm

Most Americans are back to work today after a three-day Memorial Day weekend, but the recess continues for Congress.

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Heavy Rains, Thunderstorms Deluge Texas

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:06pm

The governor has declared disaster areas in 37 counties, after flash flooding forced evacuations and left thousands without electricity.

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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:03pm

Hear a newly unearthed recording of the Miles Davis Quintet from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.

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Just (Lobster) Roll With It: Variations On A Summer Tradition

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:52am

In New England, lobster rolls are a summer tradition, but if you ask 100 chefs how to make one, you'll get 100 different answers.

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Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:50am

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Benefit Children Years Later

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:06am

Giving the newborn one last boost of blood from the placenta may help boost social and motor skills at age 4, a study finds. Earlier studies have found health benefits in infancy.

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Songs We Love: Anna B Savage, '1'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:02am

The London-based singer-songwriter is strong enough to be fragile, opening her neurosis like a vein on her debut EP.

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When 'Petting Parties' Scandalized The Nation

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:58am

In post World War I America, young people shocked their elders with jazz music, jitterbug dancing and public displays of affection.

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Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:29am

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

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Second Opinions Are Often Sought, But Their Value Isn't Clear

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:23am

Patients facing serious illnesses often seek medical reviews of their cases. Some people glean helpful advice, but researchers don't have much data about whether the consults lead to better results.

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Reports: Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Agreement Over Police Conduct

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:20am

Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.

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New Mothers Get A New Kind Of Care In Rural Nigeria

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:58am

Local clinics may have "no staff and no stuff." Big hospitals are hard to reach. But when community health workers come to live in a village, there's a change for the better.

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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:03am

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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