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In Japan, Obama 'Appalled' By Okinawa Murder

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:06pm

President Obama and the Prime Minister of Japan spent most of their time Wednesday discussing the recent murder of an Okinawa woman, allegedly by a U.S. military contractor.

Report: U.S. Nuclear System Relies On Outdated Technology Such As Floppy Disks

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:03pm

The Government Accountability Office report also finds that the nuclear system is coordinated on a 1970s-era computer. The parts are so obsolete that it's difficult to find replacements.

Fox/Soper Duo Opens Portals To Neon Realms In 'I' Video

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 12:00pm

The synth/drum duo whirs and explodes like Sun Ra leading a psychotropic industrial punk band. Faces melt and blizzards dissolve ice mountains in Soper's video.

How Are Buddhist Chaplains Trained?

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:52am

More Americans are practicing Buddhism. But there's only one place in the country where Buddhist chaplains are trained.

On The Trail Of The Wily Wild Hog

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:41am

These descendants of wild boars were brought over from Europe decades ago. They're highly invasive and hugely destructive — threatening native bears and deer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Watch Lapsley Perform 'Love Is Blind' Live In The Studio

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:40am

The Liverpool singer performs a ballad from her debut album for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude: Thelma and Luis

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:33am

The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week and Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJ's.

In Its Retelling, 'Roots' Is Powerful, Must-See Television

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:04am

This weekend, an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries begins airing on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel. TV critic David Bianculli says the new Roots deserves to be seen and talked about.

'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:58am

One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.

The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:31am

From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.

Trump Gains Enough Delegates For GOP Presidential Nomination

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:17am

Donald Trump has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates, according to The Associated Press, making him the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

NASA's Attempt To Inflate Its Expandable Space Module Fizzles

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:57am

The module known as BEAM can be folded so it takes up less room in a cargo rocket, and then expanded once it reaches space. Or at least that's the hope.

Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:37am

Garnering support of 1,238 delegates out of 1,237 needed, Trump is now the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.

Top Stories: French Labor Strikes; Neanderthals Liked To Build

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:26am

Also: A monster Kansas tornado causes damage but no injuries; South Carolina bans most abortions after 20 weeks; and the San Jose Sharks will be one of the teams in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.

Songs We Love: Claude VonStroke, 'Who's Afraid Of Detroit (Octave One Remix)'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 9:00am

A instant community anthem upon its release 10 years ago, the driving tech-house track is reworked by the brotherly Detroit duo that inspired Claude VonStroke.

Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:46am

French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation's strict labor code. The country's largest union is fiercely opposed.

Watch A Video For Quilt's 'Padova'

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 8:23am

Quilt's music can in fact be a comforting blanket and this video, for the song "Padova," turns grief into imagery that is filled with melancholy and humor.

The Trump-Clinton Gender Gap Could Be The Largest In More Than 60 Years

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 7:31am

Women have voted Democratic since 1992, while men consistently vote more to the right. This year, that gap could be bigger than it has been in more than six decades.

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:33am

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.

Bella And Max Are Top Dog Names In New York City

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 6:06am

Since 2008, Bella has been the city's most popular dog name. That's when the last of Stephenie Meyer's vampire-themed Twilight novels featuring heroine Bella Swan was published.

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