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'I'm Sorry,' Says Man Who Claimed To Be Bitcoin's Creator

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:35pm

"I know now that I am not strong enough for this," says Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, 45, in a mysterious new blog posting.

New Rule Would Make It Easier For Consumers To Sue Banks

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:19pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed banning financial firms from forcing arbitration to avoid lawsuits. But industry officials say the rule will lead to frivolous legal action.

U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:02pm

Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, says he is concerned that an "illegal" war "forces him to violate his oath to 'preserve, protect and defend' the Constitution."

Late Night Hosts Lampoon Presidential Candidates

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:52am

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans discusses the role late night comedy plays in elections.

Throwback Thursday: When Thom Yorke Played Guest DJ

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:48am

For Throwback Thursday, we revisit a 2008 conversation between Bob Boilen and Radiohead's Thom Yorke. Thom talks about In Rainbows, how he discovers new music and some of his favorite artists.

Remixing Classics: Fania Opens Its Vaults

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:45am

This week on Alt.Latino, we discuss how and whether to remix legendary recordings — and, along the way, feature a new album of remixed salsa classics.

California Drought Eases, But It's Far From Over

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:45am

Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, says water scarcity is a chronic condition in California.

FDA Clamps Down On E-Cigarettes

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:40am

It's the first federal law regulating e-cigarettes and other "vaping" products.

PED Use Is An Issue Again In Major League Baseball

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:33am

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins has been suspended for 80 games this year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Congressional Republicans Line Up Behind Trump

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:56am

With Donald Trump all but assured the GOP nomination, congressional Republicans are reluctantly ready to support him.

A Long, Complicated Battle Over 9,000-Year-Old Bones Is Finally Over

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:48am

The 1996 discovery of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest North American human skeletons ever found, erupted in an unprecedented fight between scientists and Native American beliefs.




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