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California Nonprofit Looks To Combat Homelessness Through Sharing

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:52am

A tiny nonprofit in the Bay Area is using sharing to help ease one of the nation's worst homelessness crises.

How Cold Is Too Cold For Pets?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:50am

A common misconception is that dogs and cats are more resistant to cold weather than humans because of their fur, but the risks to animals can be greater during a cold snap than during extreme heat.

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Santa Rosa Woman Reunites 'Fire Cats' And Owners After Northern California Wildfires

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:43am

In the aftermath of the October fires, Jennifer Petruska has devoted much of her time to finding lost cats — going out nightly with a group of volunteers.

How Cold Is Too Cold To Take Your Dog For A Walk?

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:40am

It's something on pet owners' minds lately as a huge swath of the country continues to deal with below-freezing temperatures.

Most Large Public Universities Aren't Tracking Student Suicides, Report Finds

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:33am

A report from The Associated Press found that almost half the largest public universities in the country don't track suicides among their students.

Here Are Your Cold Weather Conversation Starters For Today

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:29am

As the East Coast braces for a winter storm, yes, it's rather chilly. It's colder in South Dakota than it is at the South Pole. It's colder in Jacksonville, Fla., than in Juneau, Alaska.

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From Vegan To 'Keto' And Mediterranean: Experts Rank 2018's Best Diets

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:28am

A panel of experts convened by U.S. News ranked the best diets. The Mediterranean Diet comes out on top. Two new diets are ranked: the physician-created Nutritarian Diet and the popular Keto diet.

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Livestreaming Country Life Is Turning Some Chinese Farmers Into Celebrities

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:26am

Enterprising young farmers in remote, rural areas have become Internet celebrities by livestreaming mundane details of their lives to urban Chinese audiences. They're part of a $3 billion industry.

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Don't Oversimplify The Protests In Iran

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:02am

Only those blind to realities on the ground in Iran are now blindsided by the wrath of the Iranian people, writes Abbas Milani.

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Bomba Estéreo And Arcade Fire Team Up On "Everything Now (Todo Ya)"

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 11:00am

A chance encounter between the Canadian rock band and the Colombian electronic group results in an inspired collaborative remix.

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Margo Price On World Cafe

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:59am

Zooming out on her lens of personal experience, the singer-songwriter tells small stories that speak to big social and political issues on her latest album.

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The President's Tweet Is Not A Game-Changer In U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:56am

The president's harsh message about Pakistan echoes one that U.S. administrations have been delivering to Pakistan for years, writes former Obama administration official Shamila N. Chaudhary.

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Coachella Lineup May Point To A Shifting Middle

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:44am

Toronto R&B star The Weeknd, Eminem and Beyonce will headline the April music festival, one of the world's largest. But its bookings also point to a shifting mainstream.

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Steve Bannon Is Quoted Saying Trump Tower Meeting Was 'Treasonous'

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:02am

"Even if you thought that this was not treasonous," President Trump's former chief strategist is quoted as saying, "... you should have called the FBI immediately."

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UFO Investigations: The Science And The Will To Believe

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:49am

Employing science's methodology is key — as it's the best antidote we have to the very human propensity to turn something we want to believe into a reality, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 9:24am

Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, co-founders of Fusion GPS, have called for the release of transcripts of their lengthy closed-door testimony before congressional investigators.

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NPR's Washington Desk Announces Staffing Updates

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:39am

The team grows with two political reporters and an editor.

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The Private Prophet: Mormon Church President Thomas Monson Dies At 90

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 8:13am

Monson had been at the helm of the 16 million member Mormon church for nearly a decade. He'll be remembered for his quiet leadership and aversion to grand pronouncements.

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