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An Indiana Mayor On The Way Forward For Democrats

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Peter Buttigieg is the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who's running for DNC chair. He says issues like "economic fairness" and voting rights should appeal to both white working-class and minority voters.

Immigration Executive Order Causes Anxiety In VP Mike Pence's Hometown

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

In Vice President Pence's hometown of Columbus, Ind., there are a lot immigrants with H1-B visas who were affected by the on-hold executive order. Others are scared they could be next.

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Zach Galifianakis Says 'Baskets' Isn't For Everyone, 'And That Was The Point'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

The comic plays a clown school dropout who finds work with a rodeo. He describes the show as "a weird mix" of drama and comedy. "It's an acquired taste," he says.

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In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

The military's archaeology unit conducts excavations but keeps some information about the digs secret. "This approach raises suspicions," says an Israeli archaeologist who favors greater transparency.

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Former NATO Leader On The Future Of The Alliance

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Retired Adm. James Stavridis served as the leading commander for NATO. He talks with David Greene about upcoming challenges, including new Russian missile deployments and Trump's comments about NATO.

Gay Journalist Leaves Left Behind And Embraces A 'Brand New Conservative'

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:41am

Journalist Chadwick Moore says he's coming out. He's not coming out as gay — he did that a long time ago. Instead, Moore says he's abandoned the political left and has found a home on the right.

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A Bit More Vitamin D Might Reduce Winter Colds And Flu

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:31am

A new analysis finds if you're deficient in Vitamin D, taking a vitamin D supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. Eating a diet rich in D can be just as protective for many.

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Pet-Directed Speech May Convey Intentions In Subtle Ways

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 3:17am

In using pet-directed speech — similar to how some moms talk to babies — with our dogs, we may aim to optimize communication of our intentions and emotions, explains anthropologist Barbara J. King.

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Lawyer Alleges Fox News Is Under Federal Investigation Related To Sexual Harassment

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 1:54am

Attorney Judd Burstein says the probe centers on the masking of settlement payments to victims as salary and compensation to avoid disclosure of the payments and the harassment.

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First Listen: Kingdom, 'Tears In The Club'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

With help from Syd Tha Kid and SZA, the famed "mutant R&B" producer's long-awaited debut continues to remodel modern soul while tackling the melancholy of the club.

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First Listen: Ani Cordero, 'Querido Mundo'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

The Latin rock veteran's new album is a direct musical statement about the state of affairs in the world.

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First Listen: Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita, 'Transparent Water'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

The Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and Senegalese kora master make a powerful statement on this transfixing, multi-cultural affair.

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First Listen: Vagabon, 'Infinite Worlds'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

Laetitia Tamko sings and plays guitar, synths, keyboard and drums on one of the most anticipated indie-rock records of the new year.

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First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Freedom Highway'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

In her new work, the Carolina Chocolate Drops vocalist speaks for the truly silenced: slaves; those murdered during the civil rights movement; young men felled by police bullets in city streets today.

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First Listen: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, 'The Tourist'

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:00pm

Five albums and a dozen years into its career, Alec Ounsworth's band shimmers, seethes and twitches in appealing new ways.

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Boeing Employees Vote Against Unionizing In South Carolina

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:48pm

In a post on Facebook, the lead organizer says workers have said they don't need a union "at this time." The union says it represents 35,000 Boeing employees at 24 other locations around the country.

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Broad Institute Wins Big Battle Over CRISPR Gene-Editing Patent

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 6:31pm

CRISPR technology is already worth billions of dollars, investors say. This ruling seems to affirm the biggest piece of the pie goes to the Broad, over patent rival University of California, Berkeley.

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Progressives Push New York Attorney General To Investigate Trump

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:48pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and other state attorneys general have been examining how Trump's presidential actions could conflict with his continuing corporate interests.

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For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:21pm

Those "expiration" labels on packaged food may confuse consumers and dupe them into throwing good food in the trash. Two major food industry associations want to change that and are proposing reforms.

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Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 4:03pm

For decades, scientists suspected that the parasite responsible for river blindness might be causing a rare form of epilepsy. Now they have evidence.

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