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Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Picking someone to help you plan for retirement can be challenging. The fees can add up quickly. But a good adviser can help protect you from your instincts when markets turn volatile.

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Benghazi Panel: Witch Hunt Or Search For Truth?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Not only Hillary Clinton has a lot at stake in how her appearance goes Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So too does the panel. Democrats says its aim is primarily to damage Clinton's presidential bid. Republicans say they're trying to get to the truth about Benghazi. Today's their chance to show who's right.

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Do E-Signatures Change How People Think Of Documents?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

New research finds that e-signatures can potentially make people behave in more dishonest ways. It turns out people are less willing to lie and cheat when they handwrite and sign their full names instead of using an e-signature, computer generated user code or other form of identity verification.

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Muslim Community Wary Of U.K.'s New Strategy To Fight Extremism

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled a controversial counter-extremism strategy this week. It was met with swift criticism from members of the Muslim community that worries the policy will limit free speech, free assembly and freedom of religion.

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The Great Onion Corner And The Futures Market

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Farming is unpredictable. So many farmers count on complicated financial agreements to ensure they have a steady source of income. But one time, these futures markets led to two investors owning almost all of the onions in the Midwest. And the legacy of that wild tale helps us understand the essential intersection of farming and finance.

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Ryan Gets The Support He Asks For In House Speaker Bid

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Two-thirds of a hard-line conservative group in the U.S. House has voted to support Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker. Now, if Ryan decides he does want the job, he has enough votes to win it.

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Israeli Hummus Cafe Cuts Bill In Half For Jews And Arabs Who Break Bread Together

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

An owner of a hummus bar in Israel offers a 50 percent off discount when Israeli Jews and Arabs dine together.

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Former National Security Adviser: U.S. And Russia Must Work Together In Syria

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, argues that the U.S. and Russia must work together in Syria. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Brzezinski about diplomatic options for the two countries.

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NYPD Raises Curtain On New Sensitivity Training Tool For Recruits

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 4:05am

The New York Police Department has been under pressure to improve how it trains officers to interact with the public. Now, recruits are required to watch a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till.

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New York Mets Beat The Cubs To Win National League Title

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:12pm

The Mets will head to the World Series after sweeping Chicago in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

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First Listen: Grupo Fantasma, 'Problemas'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:04pm

The Austin band's raucous, good-time mix of funk, cumbia and soul forms a sound that's built to last — always evolving, but always joyful, too.

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First Listen: Beach Slang, 'The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:04pm

The Philly rock band creates earnest rallying cries for the uncool, for anyone who's ever felt like they don't fit in, and for those who eventually found belonging in cramped basement shows.

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First Listen: Escort, 'Animal Nature'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:04pm

The disco-inspired band's new album is slick and stylish and light, and clearly in thrall to the sound it revisits. But there's weight behind it, too.

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First Listen: Trey Anastasio, 'Paper Wheels'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:04pm

On his 10th solo album, the Phish singer-guitarist explores the sunny, vibrant feeling of '70s pop and rock. The result is steeped in the era, but defiantly not a throwback.

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First Listen: Moufang-Czamanski, 'Live In Seattle'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:04pm

In this recording from 2013, two of techno's most distinctive musicians use the live stage as a way to surprise and innovate while stretching their improvisational muscles.

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KPCC's Off-Ramp: EC Comics

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 6:54pm

KPCC's Off-Ramp: EC Comics

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