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Harvard Rescinds Admission Of 10 Students Over Obscene Facebook Messages

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 1:07pm

Several would-be freshmen in the class of 2021 lost their spots when they posted offensive material in a group Facebook chat. College officials and high school counselors are reacting to the news.

Protected But Priced Out: Patients Worry About Health Law's Future In Arizona

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:52pm

Corinne Bobbie has a love-hate relationship with the Affordable Care Act. As the GOP tries to repeal the law, the experiences and fears of voters like Bobbie could determine a politician's fate.

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Local Startup Reacts To Ride-Hailing Giants' Return To Austin

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:52pm

Without Uber or Lyft, Austin residents grew accustomed to a nonprofit ride-sharing alternative called RideAustin.

Death Toll In Kabul Blast Surpasses 150, Afghan President Says

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:48pm

Speaking at a Kabul peace conference Tuesday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said 60 more people than were earlier reported had died in Wednesday's truck bombing outside the German Embassy there.

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Where To Go And What To Do On Your Summer Travels

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:43pm

Looking to get off the beach and discover some cities, parks and places you’ve never been? Here are some suggestions.

How One Londoner Feels About Borough Market After Saturday's Terror Attack

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:40pm

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Paul Gambaccini, a longtime presenter for the BBC, about how he's feeling after the attack.

Plumbing In Hospitals And Nursing Homes Can Spread Legionnaires' Disease

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:36pm

The CDC says health care facilities such as nursing homes and hospitals need to work harder to prevent contamination with the bacterium that causes the potentially life-threatening form of pneumonia.

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'Pink Slime' Food-Libel Lawsuit Gets Underway

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:33pm

The makers of a controversial processed-meat product are taking ABC News to court for branding their product "pink slime."

Political Strategists On Comey's Scheduled Testimony And Trump's Tweets

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:20pm

It's a big week in politics, with the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey slated for Thursday in Washington.

After London, Architect Weighs In On How Cities Can Prevent Similar Attacks

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:11pm

Cities around the world have been redesigning to prevent attacks like last weekend's in London.

Anti-Government Protests Continue In Venezuela

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:06pm

The White House is considering sanctions on Venezuela's energy sector, in a bid to pressure the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Lost Balloons' Sweet Little Psych-Pop Song 'Paint' Just Doesn't Want To End

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:00pm

The cross-continental duo of Jeff Burke (The Marked Men, Radioactivity) and Yusuke Okada (Suspicious Beasts) make hazy, flowery '60s psych with a bit of '80s jangle.

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Watch: Higher Brothers, The Chinese Migos, Flex Like 'Franklin'

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:56am

See a new video from the crew knocking down China's Great Firewall.

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In Southeast Alaska, The Ferry System Is A Lifeline

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:11am

In most of the Inside Passage, there are no roads connecting the communities, so Alaskans depend heavily on ferries: the Alaska Marine Highway System.

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'Would Everybody Please Stop' Is Serious, Funny And Seriously Funny

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:09am

Jenny Allen's new essay collection is sarcastic, funny and astute, finding humor in everything from her battle with cancer to the indignities of aging to her many, many linguistic pet peeves.

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World Cafe's Best of 2017 (So Far)

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:45am

It's been a pretty stellar year for new music. Enjoy a playlist of some the best so far, including The War On Drugs, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gorillaz and more.

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House And Land Transform An Old Hymn's Plea Into Rapture

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:41am

The 12-string guitarist Sarah Louise and fiddler Sally Anne Morgan braid the natural connection between traditional Appalachian folk music and modern composition.

(Image credit: Judy Henson/Courtesy of the artist)

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