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Marc Maron On Sobriety And Managing His 'Uncomfortable' Comfort Zone

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 1:23pm

The comic recently played out his own fictional relapse on his IFC show, Maron. He says relapse is "a very real fear of mine. I'm glad it happened in fiction and not in real life."

New Mix: The Monkees, Esmé Patterson, Adia Victoria, Matt The Electrician, More

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:44pm

On this week's episode we've got one of the sunniest bands of all time, mesmerizing music from the Sahara and an elegy to growing old.

Judge Says Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby Can Go To Trial

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:32pm

A woman who says Cosby assaulted her 12 years ago did not appear in court, but a statement she gave in 2005 was read aloud. A judge decided there was enough evidence to move the case forward.

When Is 2:00 Actually 2:15? Punctuality Around The World

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:30pm

Have you ever shown up for a 10 o'clock meeting at 10 o'clock and found that no one else was there?

Remembering A Forgotten Scandal At Yale

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:20pm

Mark Oppenheimer was surprised to find how the scandal impacted those involved, almost 60 years later.

Journalists Train For Hostile Conflict In U.S. And Abroad

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:11pm

Reporters can now get training on how to avoid dangerous situations, and what to do if they are in one.

Greece Authorities Begin Moving Migrants From A Border Camp

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:06pm

Migrants have been stranded at the makeshift Idomeni camp since March.

NPR Tops Podtrac's New Podcast Audience Ranker

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00pm

The podcast industry's first audience ranker is an excitin, important inflection point in the audio-on-demand evolution. Gina Garrubbo, CEO of NPR's sponsorship team, explains the promise it holds.

Viking's Choice: Drag Sounds, 'Messy Life'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:00pm

Summer is almost here and you need summer jams. Time to get shakin' to Drag Sounds, with its key phrase, "Let's have a beer, and be here!"

Facebook Apologizes For Rejecting Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:52am

Facebook later reversed its decision to ban the advertisement, which was posted by an Australian feminist group.

Never A Dull Place, Alabama Is Roiled By Political Scandals

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:40am

Three of Alabama's top elected officials are in political hot water.

San Francisco News Outlets Plan Surge Of Homelessness Coverage

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:40am

There are between 7,000 and 10,000 people living without shelter in the city, many of them living in tents on the streets.

Under Armour, UCLA Reach A Record $280 Million Apparel Deal

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:38am

The deal follows other blockbuster agreements struck by Nike with Ohio State and the University of Texas.

Arizona's 'Adopt-A-Burro' Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:33am

The small donkeys are federally protected animals, but cause problems like digging up plants and walking on highways.

How A City, And A Family, Have Changed Since The End Of The Vietnam War

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:20am

Tony Nong has seen firsthand how the country has changed since the Fall of Saigon in 1975.

Congress Votes On Long-Awaited Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:11am

The bill deals with how the U.S. regulates chemicals found in common household products, from shampoo to couch cushions.

Airport Security Chief Pushed Out Amid TSA Crisis

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:06am

Long lines at airports across the country have drawn anger from stranded passengers and irate congressmen alike.

Google's Paris Offices Raided In Tax Investigation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:04am

The search is part of an inquiry launched in June 2015 into possible tax evasion and money laundering, according to French prosecutors.

Saving 6-Year-Old Ameera, Shot In An Afghan Firefight

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:59am

With fewer U.S. troops, there's less need to treat combat trauma at the Bagram Air Base hospital. But civilian casualties continue. A surgeon at Bagram has been trying to save an injured girl's leg.

To Cut Wait Times, VA Tries MinuteClinics In Northern California

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:55am

Veterans can visit 14 CVS MinuteClinics in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Calif., for simple care, lab tests and prescriptions. Will the experiment work well enough to go nationwide?

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