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How One Man Made The Eiffel Tower Sing

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 3:58am

Some see the Eiffel Tower as a feat of architecture, or the symbol of a great world capital. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi sees one big percussion instrument.

Tilda Swinton May Be A Rock Star, But Her New Film Leaves Her Speechless

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 3:54am

In A Bigger Splash, she and director Luca Guadagnino line up the trials for their lead — including leaving the rock star character voiceless. They say it was at once a challenge and a joy.

Professional 'Guinea Pigs' Can Make A Living Testing Drugs

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 3:46am

One man died and five others were injured in a clinical trial in France this year. Trials like those depend on healthy people willing to take experimental medications in return for cash.

Moms Around The World Teach Their Kids A Lot Of Cool Rules

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 3:34am

Global mothers give special wisdom depending where they live. What do you call your elders? Do you know how to gather firewood? What's the family password?

Nyquist Wins The 2016 Kentucky Derby

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 5:52pm

The thoroughbred took home the day's biggest victory at Churchill Downs. Now, the crucial question: Can he replicate American Pharoah's feat and add this jewel to an eventual Triple Crown?

Washington, D.C. Gets Funky

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Washingtonians are expected to gather in the tens of thousands for the city's annual Funk Parade.

The Forgotten History Of African-American Jockeys

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Many of the early jockeys in the Kentucky Derby's history were black — unlike today, as Professor Pellom McDaniels of Emory University explains.

Former Chiefs Want To Change Police Culture

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Susan Rahr is a former sheriff of King County, Wash. and Betty Taylor is the former Winfield, Mo. police chief. Both say police training culture is too militaristic.

Sadiq Khan Elected As London's First Muslim Mayor

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

After a bitter election campaign, Londoners have chosen the Labour Party's Sadiq Khan to be the new mayor. He comes from humble immigrant origins, and is the first Muslim to hold the post.

Barbershop: Reporters On The Campaign Trail

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Buzzfeed's Ruby Cramer, The Atlantic's Molly Ball and NPR's Don Gonyea have crisscrossed the country on the campaign trails. They talk with Michel Martin about what they've seen on the road.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro Issues New Guidance For Landlords

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro says new guidance about fair housing will help people with an arrest record get a "second chance in life."

First-Time Buyers Face Housing Crunch In Big Cities

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 4:00pm

Despite low interest rates, it's a difficult time for people who want to buy a house for the first time. Skylar Olsen of Zillow explains why so few houses are available and why prices are so high.




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