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How John Oliver's 'Last Week Tonight' Is Using Stunts To Tell Stories

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:01am

HBO's Last Week Tonight ended with a surprising display of how, as they put it, "any idiot" can buy and sell other people's debts.

Songs We Love: The Stray Birds, 'Shining In The Distance'

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 9:00am

Maya de Vitry's powerhouse of a voice shines in this gospel-inspired ode to dreaming of what seems unattainable.

'UnREAL' Returns With Three Little Words And No Apologies

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:57am

Lifetime's UnREAL brings its fictional reality-show producers back for another season of take-no-prisoners television.

Beekeepers Feel The Sting Of Stolen Hives

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:54am

Beekeepers make money renting out hives to pollinate crops. But in California, thefts are on the rise. That's led to a hive shortage that is driving up demand, costs — and more thefts.

NPR's Zabihullah Tamanna, Journalist And Father, Killed In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:29am

Interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna was killed Sunday along with photojournalist David Gilkey. "Zabi," as he was known, was hired by Philip Reeves, who calls the Afghan "a lovely man" with "deep wisdom."

Top Stories: Clinton Wins Puerto Rico; Tropical Storm Heads For Florida

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 8:17am

Also: Jordan says terrorists have killed 5 people near the capital, Amman; the U.S. and China are holding their annual diplomatic meeting in Beijing; and today's the start of Ramadan.

Jordan Says Terrorist Attack Kills 5 At Refugee Camp Near Its Capital

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 7:53am

Citing the attack's timing to coincide with the first day of the holy month of Ramadan, a Jordanian spokesman calls it "a clear evidence of those terrorists' criminal behavior and extremism."

Tropical Storm Colin Expected To Hit Northwest Florida On Monday

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:46am

Threats of 3-5 inches of rain — and the possibility of 8 inches in some places — have people in northwest Florida bracing for floods.

Was California The Last Weekend At Bernie's House Of Hope?

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:22am

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has said he will contest every last vote. But does anyone think he will command as much attention next weekend as he did this past weekend?

Young Dancer Forgoes Princess Getup For Hot Dog Costume

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:52am

During princess day at her dance class, Ainsley Turner wore a weenie costume. And in a lineup next to all the sparkling dresses, she stood straight, beaming with pride.

Febrile Seizures After Childhood Vaccines Are Rare, Study Finds

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:32am

A seizure caused by fever is frightening, even though they don't harm long term. And a few vaccines do slightly raise the risk of a febrile seizure. But not being vaccinated poses a greater risk.

How A Tea Partier Became Its Villain — And Why She Could Lose Tuesday

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 5:04am

The political evolution Rep. Renee Ellmers has undergone since 2010 could cost the North Carolina Republican her job in Tuesday's special GOP congressional primary.

King Tut's Dagger Made From A Meteorite, Researchers Believe

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 4:45am

A gold and crystal dagger that's in Tut's crypt has been found to have a blade composed of iron, nickel and cobalt. A material so valued, that at the time it was dubbed "iron from the sky."

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