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FBI Formally Accuses North Korea In Sony Hacking

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:53am

In a statement, the FBI said it is "deeply concerned" about the "destructive nature of this attack on a private-sector entity."

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George Shearing's Holiday Set On Piano Jazz

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:39am

In a 2001 session, Shearing and host Marian McPartland reminisce about seasons gone by and play holiday songs, including "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "Away In A Manger."

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Advocacy Groups Tell Lawmakers To Back Off

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:38am

Three groups from across ideological lines say a congressional investigation into ties between the EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council seems intended to intimidate.

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A Nurse's Desperate Plea: Show Me The Ebola Money

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:30am

Patients escape. Long gloves, chlorine and toilets are in short supply. Despite promises of international aid, the essentials of medical care are still missing at one Sierra Leone treatment center.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Top Five' And The Art Of The Mixtape

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:11am

On this week's show: Chris Rock's Top Five, mix tapes and loved music, and what's making us happy this week.

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The Secret Book of Job

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

2,000 years later, The Secret Book of Job is finally revealed.

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Running with the Bulls

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

Bill Hillmann was convinced that Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises for him, and him alone.

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No Son of Mine

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

What do you do when your family's family business, forces you to choose between loyalty to your history, and loyalty to yourself?

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The Best Babysitter

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:04am

Glynn's parents hire a babysitter, but little do they know, he is more than just a babysitter.

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Education Dept. Issues Framework For New College Rating System

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:57am

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Some Early Childhood Experiences Shape Adult Life, But Which?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:47am

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes make academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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FIFA Votes To Release At Least Some Of The Controversial World Cup Report

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:27am

Soccer's governing body also announced that it would not revisit the bidding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, because there were no legal grounds to do so.

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Book News: Macmillan Inks Deal With Amazon, But Doesn't Sound Happy About It

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:07am

The publisher makes peace with Amazon — and takes the opportunity to vent some frustration. Also: Paulo Coelho offers to buy The Interview off Sony.

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First Watch: La Dispute, 'Woman (Reading)'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:58am

A dancer's desperate and purposeful choreography was shot in locations all over London using one-point perspective, a powerful accompaniment to this poetic post-hardcore track.

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An Upset Either Way: Steve Lehman And Wadada Leo Smith Triumph

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:56am

Could anyone have predicted the first and second place finishers in this year's NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll? The poll master certainly didn't — and he voted for both of them.

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The 2014 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:56am

We had 140 jazz journalists weigh in on their favorite releases of the year. Here are their top overall picks, with top finishers in Latin jazz, vocal, debut and historical categories.

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Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:54am

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.

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Why Aren't We More Compassionate?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34am

Psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, examines why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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How Can We Make The World More Compassionate?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34am

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong describes how compassion is the core principle in all world religions — in the form of the golden rule.

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Are We Wired To Be Compassionate?

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:34am

Author Robert Wright says humans are not only wired to be compassionate but we have evolved to feel compassion out of self-interest.

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