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The Back Story: A Photo Trend From The 1890s

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:03am

Ever noticed how some people from the distant past turned their backs to the camera?

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In The Age Of Black Lives Matter, Three Young Black Men Share Their Fears — And Hopes

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:58am

We met some young people in struggling Brownsville, Brooklyn, to learn how they're spending this long hot summer in the era of Black Lives Matter.

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70 Years After Atomic Bombs, Japan Still Struggles With Wartime Past

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:42am

The anniversary of the devastation wrought by the first military use of an atomic weapon comes as Japan's government is pushing an expanded role for its military.

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'Marriage Of Opposites' Paints Camille Pissarro's Colorful Family History

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:33am

Alice Hoffman's new novel is a fictionalized account of the painter's early life and family, including the eccentric mother who raised him on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas.

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First Watch: Girl Band, 'Paul'

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:03am

In a new video for Girl Band's noise-punk blitzkrieg, "Paul" is an actor on a children's show overcome with self-loathing and rage.

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Charlotte's Trial: How Jonathan Ferrell's Death Put A City's Self-Image At Risk

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:33am

As a police officer is tried for manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man, is Charlotte's reputation for progress on race on trial too?

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Suez Canal Expansion Opened With Pomp And Ceremony

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:15am

The $8.5 billion project includes a new 22-mile channel to allow two-way traffic and the deepening and widening of other parts of the canal to accommodate larger vessels.

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Search For Survivors Of Capsized Boat Off Libya Continues, But Hopes Fade

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:08am

Military and rescue teams are searching for survivors from the boat, which was initially estimated to have 600 people aboard.

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What You Need To Know About Early Polls And How To Read Them

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 8:02am

Confused about which polls to trust and which not to? Here's how to be smart when you read the latest facts and figures.

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KCRW Presents: Hippo Campus

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:03am

The band of young Minnesota art-school graduates performs "Dollar Bill" on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Bill Cosby Will Be Deposed By Accuser's Lawyer This Fall

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:01am

For the first time in nearly 10 years, Bill Cosby will be questioned under oath about allegations of sexual assault.

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