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What's Your Favorite Pink Floyd Memory?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:29am

If you love Pink Floyd like we do, chances are you've got a story or two to tell about how the band's music has figured into your life. Whatever it is, we want to hear it.

Hear Two New Songs From 'The Hamilton Mixtape'

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:26am

The long-teased collection of Hamilton covers, demos and reinventions includes a remixed "My Shot," featuring The Roots and Busta Rhymes, and Kelly Clarkson's version of "It's Quiet Uptown."

Medical Interns Could Work Longer Without A Break Under New Rule

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 9:06am

A proposed change in work rules would let first-year residents care for patients for as many as 28 hours straight, scrapping a 16-hour limit. Supporters say longer shifts would improve patient safety.

Chinese Mogul Buys Dick Clark Productions, His Latest U.S. Purchase

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 8:46am

Wang Jianlin, one of China's richest men, has been pursuing U.S. entertainment properties in recent years. Will he succeed where other foreign investors have struggled in the past.

Top Stories: October Unemployment Falls; Deadly Turkish Bombing

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 8:45am

Also: The world climate change accord takes effect today; Russia says it's pausing bombing in Aleppo; and Harvard cancels the men's soccer team season after sexually offensive reports emerge.

U.S. Added 161,000 New Jobs In October; Wages Rise By 10 Cents

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:39am

The unemployment rate was little changed, ticking back down to 4.9 percent. Hourly earnings rose 10 cents over last month — in total, wages are up 2.8 percent year over year.

How Can We Solve Democracy's Problems?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

After immersing himself in the politics of Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, and many other countries, Jonathan Tepperman emerges with an optimistic view: democracy is remarkably pliant — and resilient.

Are We Wrong To Think We're Right?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Our biases lead us to amend the facts. Writer Julia Galef explains how we can have better judgement by developing more empathy and testing our own beliefs.

Are Immigrants The Key To A Stronger Democracy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Sayu Bhojwani urges her fellow immigrants to participate and find their own power in the political process in order to make democracy stronger.

Is Capitalism Compatible With Democracy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Yanis Varoufakis proposes a provocative idea: democracy is not compatible with capitalism. He argues corporations have gained too much control and advocates for an "authentic democracy."

Does My Vote Really Matter?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Eric Liu says that voting is the most important thing a citizen in a democracy can do. He says when we vote, even if it is in anger, we are part of a collective creative leap of faith.

Car Bomb Kills 8 In Turkey After Pro-Kurdish Legislators Detained For Questioning

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:26am

The explosion-laden minibus hit a city in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast, The Associated Press reports. The blast came hours after 12 pro-Kurdish lawmakers were taken into custody.

The Upshot Of New Screen Time Guidelines? Spend Time With Your Kids.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:23am

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for young kids' screen time. What's key is that it should include parents — and be free of distracting bells and whistles, says Alva Noë.




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