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Question Of The Week: What Are The Most Terrifying Songs Of All Time?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:03pm

'Tis the season! Tell us your picks for the most terrifying — and we mean truly unsettling — songs of all time.

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CVS Pulls Apple Pay, And Many See A Fight Over Mobile Wallets

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:23pm

Rite Aid took the same step, leading many observers to note that the two companies are part of a group of retailers that's developing its own payment system, called CurrentC.

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The Taylor Swift/Aphex Twin Mashup You Didn't Know You Wanted Is Here

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:55pm

Aphex Swift is a charming table flip that teeters between the sweet and the sinister: a little Nashville twang with a small dose of digital terror.

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Documentary Charts The Rise Of James Brown

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:50pm

The filmmaker, along with a trombonist and an ethnomusicologist, join us to discuss the late "godfather of soul."

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Popular CBC Host Ousted Over Sex Allegations

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:40pm

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the radio show "Q," has been fired over allegations of sexual violence. He, in turn, is suing the network.

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'They Kill You Twice': The Risks of Twitter Journalism In Tamaulipas

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:40pm

In this state in northern Mexico, organized crime is the de facto government. Murders of journalists are not uncommon.

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Stressed European Banks Could Hinder U.S. Markets

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:25pm

NPR's Marilyn Geewax discusses how actions in Europe could have ripple effects on U.S. markets. She'll also share the latest on gas prices.

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Two Dozen European Banks Fail 'Stress Test'

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:20pm

Trading was suspended today in share trading for two Italian banks after they were among 24 banks that failed stress tests.

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Will Ebola, Terror Attacks Roil Election?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:10pm

NPR's Ron Elving explores how Ebola has overshadowed many political issues and how it will affect elections.

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Metropolis: 10/25/14

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:08pm

KCRW's Jason Bentley plays several tracks from Flight Facilities, as well as music by Chrome Sparks, Deadmau5 and others in this week's two-hour EDM mix.

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Gladiator Gatorade? Ancient Athletes Had A Recovery Drink, Too

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:07pm

Gladiators guzzled a drink made from plant ash to help their bodies recover after a hard day of sword fighting, according to Roman accounts. New tests of old bones back up that idea.

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Witches, Vampires, And Pirates: 5 Years Of America's Most Popular Costumes

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:59am

Thanks to shows like The Walking Dead and movies like World War Z, zombies are climbing the costume charts. The undead have risen from the 13th most popular costume up to number 4 in just five years.

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Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:56am

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.

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Chris Smither On Mountain Stage

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:56am

A master of acoustic blues guitar, Smither performs songs from his 16th album, Still On The Levee.

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Taylor Swift's New Album Completes Transformation To Pop

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:50am

The 24-year-old singer's latest album, "1989," continues the turn away from country music, where she started.

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Marysville Mourns Students Who Died In School Shooting

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:45am

A 14-year-old girl wounded in the shooting has died, raising the death toll in to three, including the student who opened fire.

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Roy Hargrove On Piano Jazz

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:41am

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1998, Hargrove joins host Marian McPartland for "I Wish I Knew," and McPartland performs her original "Threnody."

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What Happens When A School Pays Teachers $125,000 A Year

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:40am

Higher teacher salaries may help students do better in school, according to a study that looked at a New York City charter school.

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CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:35am

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

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U.N. Ambassador In Sierra Leone For Closer Look At Ebola Crisis

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:35am

Samantha Power, the U.S. envoy to the U.N., is on a multi-nation swing through West Africa to see how the global response to the deadly virus is faring.

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