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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:29pm

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and profound sympathy over Lincoln's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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'Justified' Ends With An Unpredictable, Poetic And Memorable Finale

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:05pm

After six seasons on the FX network, Justified ended Tuesday. "What a triumph," says critic David Bianculli who adds that he loved the finale's "touches of grace" and "emphasis on character and tone."

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Billy Crystal And Josh Gad: Separated By A Generation But United By Laughs

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:05pm

The two play satirical versions of themselves on the new FX show The Comedians. But in real life they share "a lot of commonalities," says Crystal.

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Gyrocopter With Single Occupant Lands On Capitol Grounds

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:03pm

A Capitol Police spokeswoman said one person has been detained. The identity of that person is unknown.

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HBO On Trial For 'Fabricating' Child Labor Story

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:52pm

British sports equipment supplier Mitre is claiming HBO defamed the company in a 2008 segment of "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel."

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'Institutional Memory' Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:40pm

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

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U.S. Predicted To Be Net Energy Exporter In Next Decade; First Time Since 1950s

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:28pm

Citing a boom in natural gas as well as shifts in demand, the Energy Information Administration says the U.S. could stop being a net energy importer "sometime between 2020 and 2030."

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Not All Almonds Are Equal When It Comes To Water Use

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:24pm

It's said that it takes 1.1 gallons of water to grow a single almond, but an expert tells us that oversimplifies the issue.

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Global Demand For California Almonds Raises Tough Questions

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:20pm

Meeting record demand during a historic drought raises complicated questions. Eighty percent of California's almonds are exported.

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Bird Flu Spreading To Poultry Farms In The Midwest

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:12pm

The H2N2 strain of the virus is highly contagious among birds, but scientists say not contractible by humans.

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European Union Targets Google Tactics

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:06pm

The EU says Google unfairly promotes its own service over competitors, regardless of whether it's the most "relevant response."

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Boston Marks Bombing Anniversary

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:57am

Two years ago today, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 people.

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Soak, 'Blud'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:39am

The latest song from 18-year-old Bridie Monds-Watson is a peek into a relationship in crisis, written before her parents separated.

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Pentagon To Exhume Remains Of Sailors Aboard USS Oklahoma

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:39am

The ship with 429 sailors and Marines sank Dec. 7, 1941, in the attack on Pearl Harbor; 388 were unidentified. The Pentagon decision, citing scientific advances in DNA testing, marks a reversal.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:26am

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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Some Doctors Still Dismiss Parents' Concerns About Autism

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:20am

Most children don't get diagnosed with autism until they start school, a study finds, though the signs may be visible much earlier. Earlier diagnosis means more time to get therapy.

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Live Monday: KCRW Presents Alabama Shakes, In Concert

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:06am

Watch Brittany Howard and her crew perform songs from its new album, Sound & Color, during a live video webcast on Monday, April 20, at 10pm ET/7pm PT.

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Real-World Math: A Bit Of Trig And Hay For The Horses

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 11:03am

The Common Core math standards say students need more than a textbook understanding of concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem. So two Colorado teachers teamed up for a lesson in real-world math.

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Congress Says It Will Not Tolerate 'Agents Gone Wild'

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:40am

The latest episode: sexual misconduct and security lapses by employees at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

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A Year After Deadly Ferry Disaster, S. Koreans Still Awaiting Answers

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:38am

As South Korea marks the first anniversary of the accident that killed 304 people, the root causes of the sinking are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug-of-war.

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