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Why A Young Minneapolis Man Wanted To Join ISIS

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

There has been a development in a story we heard on the program last week. An 18-year-old Minnesota man named Abdullahi Yusuf is at the center of an experiment in deradicalization in this country. He entered a guilty plea today which clears the way for him to take next steps in his counseling program.

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Don't Be Fooled By The Fishy Ingredients: This Burger Is Delicious

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

Chef Marcus Samuelsson has a ritual whenever he travels to a new place — ask the cab driver, "Where do you eat?" When he did that on a trip to Barbados, he fell in love with a fish sandwich.

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Legalized Pot In D.C. A Symbolic Victory For Marijuana Advocates

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

It's now legal to smoke pot in the nation's capital, but you can't do so in public and you still can't buy it legally. Despite the restrictions that are greater than other jurisdictions that have legalized marijuana, many advocates of the voter-approved law say it is symbolic in many other ways.

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FCC Approves New Rules Intended To Protect Open Internet

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines — 3 to 2 — to approve new net neutrality rules that would regulate access to the Internet more like a public utility.

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Marine Biologist Eugenie Clark Remembered As Passionate Shark Advocate

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:35pm

During a career that spanned almost 75 years, Dr. Eugenie Clark was one of the world's foremost marine biologists and defender of sharks. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 92.

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Will The Dietary Guidelines Consider The Planet? The Fight Is On

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:25pm

A panel of nutrition experts recommends a diet lower in meat in part because it's better for the Earth. But the meat industry says environmental policy doesn't belong in nutrition guidelines.

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In Video: The Great Llama Drama Of 2015

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 3:12pm

The nation was riveted by a pair of llamas that broke free in Sun City, Arizona. The llamas ran through parking lots and boulevards, until the men with lassos were called.

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South Korea Decriminalizes Cheating, Shares Of Contraceptive Companies Rise

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:56pm

The country's Constitutional Court voted 7-2 to abolish a 1953 law that made adultery a crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

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People Get Ready, 'Rainbow'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:59pm

See the trippy new video for "Rainbow" from People Get Ready's album Physiques.

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For a Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head to CPAC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:52pm

The Conservative Political Action Conference is attracting nearly a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, depending on how you count.

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Alaska Farmer Turns Icy Patch Of Tundra Into A Breadbasket

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:47pm

Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.

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Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:41pm

President Obama's nominee cleared a major hurdle to succeed Eric Holder. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber where it is expected to pass.

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Employees Beware: That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:40pm

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

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Remote Mexican Villages Build Their Own Cell Networks

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:25pm

Thanks to cheaper technology, community organizers and computer hackers are bypassing the big cell companies altogether.

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Pakistanis Must Get Fingerprinted To Use Cellphones

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

Cellphone users across Pakistan are lining up to get fingerprinted. The government says it will cut off service to unregistered phones.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:20pm

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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Jungle Fire On World Cafe

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:12pm

Hear a performance by the Latin funk band at the studios of KCSN radio.

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Wisconsin Set To Become 25th 'Right-To-Work' State

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:52am

"Right-to-work" laws prohibit requiring people to join unions or pay dues. They effectively weaken unions and make them harder to form.

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Judge Throws Out Cover-Up Allegations Against Argentine President

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:52am

The judge ruled prosecutors' claims against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner failed to meet standards for an investigation. She was accused of covering up Iran's alleged role in a bombing.

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Las Cafeteras On World Cafe

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:51am

A Chicano band from East LA talks about inspiring positive change through music.

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