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Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

10 hours 52 min ago

Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.

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Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President

10 hours 53 min ago

Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.

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Top Stories: Mideast Conflict Continues; Missing Algerian Jet

11 hours 34 min ago

Also: More bodies from the downed Malaysian jet will go to the Netherlands today; a Sudanese woman convicted of apostasy arrives in Italy; and a U.S. teen pilot flying around the world is killed.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

11 hours 40 min ago

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

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Thanks To Backpack's Revival, Lugging Stuff Is Fashionable Again

11 hours 45 min ago

This age of bold (or pragmatic) entrepreneurialism calls for a bag that bellows adventure. Before you dust off your grade-school book bag, consider these designer options.

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Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

12 hours 2 min ago

Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.

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Latin Roots: Fania Records Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

12 hours 16 min ago

Accomplished musician, producer and Latin music expert Rachel Faro joins us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fania Records.

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Nikki Lane On World Cafe

12 hours 16 min ago

Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs and an interview about her roots in both music and fashion.

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Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

12 hours 16 min ago

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than 5 times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

12 hours 20 min ago

Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

12 hours 23 min ago

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

12 hours 56 min ago

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

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Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances

13 hours 16 min ago

Get your comic fix this week with Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds and The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew. Both books take up the idea of re-writing the past — but in very different ways.

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Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up'

13 hours 32 min ago

The judge composed a rhyme to let an Oregon man know he'd been found guilty of the crime: stealing a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint.

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Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'

13 hours 32 min ago

The former governor faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasila, Alaska. She joked that the Sammy Hagar song distracted her, adding, "I wasn't speeding; I was qualifying."

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Authorities Lose Contact With Air Algerie Aircraft

13 hours 46 min ago

The MD83 aircraft was about an hour into its flight from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers. It was carrying 116 passengers, including six crew members.

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A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

14 hours 15 min ago

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

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What Would Demilitarizing Gaza Entail?

14 hours 18 min ago

Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars talks with Steve Inskeep about Israel's call to demilitarize Gaza and whether such a proposal is realistic.

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As Millions Of People Fast For Ramadan, Does The Economy Suffer?

14 hours 18 min ago

New research examines the effects of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month during which millions of people around the world go without food all day. Does religious practice affect economic growth?

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Videographer's 'Happy' View Of Gaza Turns Tragic

14 hours 18 min ago

A few months ago, 24-year-old Anas Hamra made a "Happy" video about Gaza. If the rest of the world was playing off Pharrell Williams' song, he figured Gaza ought to step up, too. Plus, even with salty tap water and travel restrictions, life in Gaza was not all misery. On Wednesday, Hamra spent 24 hours with his video camera in Shifa Hospital in Gaza and emerged unable to find a word to describe how he feels. The first song that came to mind is "Wake Me Up When It's Over."

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