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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:04pm

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.

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Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:57pm

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, reversing lower courts' decisions.

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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:51pm

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds State Gay Marriage Bans

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:44pm

A federal appeals court in Ohio has decided that four states may ban gay marriage if they wish, splitting from the decision reached by other federal appeals courts in similar cases.

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Obama Chief Of Staff: We're Willing To Hear Ideas From Everyone

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:32pm

Robert Siegel talks to Denis McDonough, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, about working with the new Republican majority in the Senate.

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Jet Fuel Is Down, But Not Enough For A Thanksgiving Fare War

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:31pm

Airlines say they expect an uptick in Thanksgiving travel. This November, jet fuel prices are down, but carriers are using the saved money to upgrade equipment and software rather than cut fares.

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Flu Season Brings Stronger Vaccines And Revised Advice

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:20pm

Health officials estimate that every flu season, 1 in 5 Americans will get the bug. This year, changes in flu vaccines and in federal guidelines could help those most susceptible to the virus.

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Amazon Wants To Put A Listening Speaker In Your Home

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:18pm

Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that's connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode? Amazon thinks so, as it introduces Echo, a speaker that takes your questions and commands.

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Democrats May Have Been Missing A Good Message

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:14pm

In the wake of coast-to-coast defeats, Democrats are looking through the election returns for lessons.

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'Interstellar': Stunning And Bold, With Lots Of Corn

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:03pm

Christopher Nolan's space-time epic is so beautiful and ambitious that it seems ungenerous to focus on flaws like its drippy homilies about love.

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Bill Miller On Mountain Stage

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:56pm

The multi-talented singer-songwriter, one of the most admired figures in Native American music, performs alongside the Mountain Stage band.

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New Pot Laws Could Be Good For Business

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:55pm

Pro-cannabis ballot measures were approved in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. in the midterms. Robert Siegel checks in with Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Media.

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