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Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:23am

Dr. Dan Swangard doesn't know if he would take lethal medications to hasten death. But as someone with metastatic cancer, he wants to have that choice. He's part of a suit to change California law.

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World Cafe Next: BKO Quintet

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:20am

Hear and download two songs from a Malian band that modernizes traditional music.

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An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's 10 Downing Street

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:19am

A fox slinked past the door of the famous London residence on Monday. A cat and a dog also appeared. Photographers captured the scene as they awaited the prime minister's news conference.

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Houndmouth On World Cafe

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:13am

The rootsy rock band pairs smart songwriting with sing-along choruses that prove hard to resist.

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Bill Gates Tells The World: Get Ready For The Next Epidemic

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:26am

In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.

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Songs We Love: Violet, 'Transition'

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:25am

This Underground Resistance cover delivers a message of empowerment to women in four languages.

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Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:24am

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

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1 Death Reported Outside NSA After Car Tried To Ram Security Gate

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:21am

A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.

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Amid Criticism, Indiana's Republicans To Revisit Religious Freedom Law

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:16am

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act stoked controversy almost from the moment it was passed by the state's GOP-dominated Legislature and signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday.

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KEXP Presents: Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 10:05am

After bonding over their shared love of Elliott Smith, the two began covering some of his songs.

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Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:57am

An Australian immigration official accidentally exposed passport details, dates of birth and other personal information for 31 world leaders during last year's the G-20 summit in Brisbane.

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Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death; 2 Alleged Attackers Arrested

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:39am

Washiqur Rahman's killing comes a month after a deadly attack by Islamists on Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy in the country's capital.

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Five Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:31am

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?

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Tony Fadell, Founder Of Nest Labs

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:29am

Host Jessica Harris talks to Tony Fadell, founder of Nest Labs and former Apple developer. Harris also talks with Lyndon Rive, co-founder of SolarCity.

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Top Stories: Iran Nuclear Talks; Germanwings Crash; New Daily Show Host

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:11am

Also: Prosecutors may rest their case in the Boston Marathon bombing trial; Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen; and the owner of two pink chickens is found in Oregon.

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Why We Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:10am

Women are underrepresented in ways we notice — and ways we don't. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind our perceptions of gender parity.

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Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:04am

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

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Germanwings Crash: Co-Pilot Was Treated For Suicidal Tendencies

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:53am

But a prosecutor says "documents don't show any hints of [Andreas Lubitz] being suicidal or being aggressive toward other people." The plane crash last week killed 150 people.

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Jean Grae: 'It's Not Just For Me. It's For You Guys.'

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:00am

Jean Grae is a rapper, a singer, a writer, a comedian and an actress. She doesn't run out of ideas. Her most recent album is called That's Not How You Do That: An Instructional Album For Adults.

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Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:26am

With Tuesday's deadline for an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out a deal.

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