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Beach House: Dream Pop From Baltimore

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:20am

The duo talks about their new album, their friendship and why it can be hard to figure out how to end a song.

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Dashcam Video Released In Trial Of Charlotte Police Officer

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:12am

It has been almost two years since Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed black man seeking help after a car accident, was killed by police.

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'Happy Hour' Debate Candidates Get Ready To Rumble

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:06am

The seven Republicans who didn't make the polling cut for tonight's prime-time presidential debate will hold their own debate at 5 p.m. ET.

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Patients In Iowa Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 11:02am

The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.

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Positive No, 'Pedal Through'

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 10:19am

Have you ever been paid for a show with a bag of oranges? Waddled through a maze of zine tables? Then you know Positive No's Heavy Metal Parking Lot parody for indie rock all too well.

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Republican Presidential Candidates Set For Debate Thursday

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

Donald Trump and nine rivals are in the main Fox News debate at 9 p.m. ET. Seven other Republican candidates, including Lindsey Graham and Bobby Jindal, will take part in a prelude event.

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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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