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With Masala Chai And A Caramel Latte, Clinton's Campaign Begins

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:21pm

As expected, Clinton started her campaign low-key with a stop at an Iowa coffee shop. Though it looked like a random stop, it was anything but.

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Andris Nelsons Settles In At The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:20pm

The Latvian conductor took over as musical director of the BSO in 2013. Since then, he and the orchestra have released their first album.

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The 'Justified' Finale Brings An End To Another TV Western

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:18pm

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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Gay Russian Couple Seeks Asylum In U.S.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:12pm

Andrew Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii are among the dozens of LGBT Russians who have come to the U.S. to escape persecution.

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Spirit Family Reunion's Unbroken Circle

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:16am

These Brooklyn-based musicians have called what they do "open-door gospel." Watch a video for their latest single, which could be a manifesto for any spiritually healthy person.

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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:00am

A new study claims Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.

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Soul Singer Percy Sledge Dies

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:44am

Sledge is perhaps best known for his hit "When A Man Loves A Woman." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Lincoln's Private Side: Friend, Poet, Jokester

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:35am

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, we learn that the 16th U.S. president was a public powerhouse — with fascinating private dimensions.

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Disease Detection Gets A Boost With Plans For A CDC In Africa

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:12am

African health officials are partnering with the U.S. to build a continent-wide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is a more rapid response to health emergencies, such as Ebola.

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Digital Tools For Health Come With 'Hope, Hype And Harm'

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:51am

Medicine's move into the computer age has great potential for improving care. But patients and doctors still face serious challenges in adapting to the rush of new technology.

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Famed Mountain Lion Seeks Comfort Under An LA Home

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:33am

P-22, as the mountain lion is known, typically lives in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. Attempts to dislodge him from under the home have failed.

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'Cold Silver' Drags Epic Fantasy Through The Mud, Wonderfully

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:15am

Alex Marshall — rumored to be the pseudonym of a big-name fantasy author — creates a memorable heroine in Cobalt Zosia, a retired general who's drawn back into blood and struggle against her will.

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Scientists Release Largest Map Yet Of Dark Matter In The Cosmos

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:58am

Researchers from the Dark Energy Survey used data captured by one of the world's most powerful digital cameras to put together the largest contiguous map of dark matter created.

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