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The Honor System

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:58am

Glynn's position in the Honor Society is threatened by the French Revolution.

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Booming Economy Means Busy Highways In Sleepy Towns

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:50am

The oil and gas boom has not only brought jobs and prosperity to states like Wyoming, but also a dangerous spike in traffic and accidents.

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Carsie Blanton On 'Song Travels'

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:50am

Blanton sits down with host Michael Feinstein to discuss what makes a song memorable. Blanton performs her own "Smoke Alarm," and Feinstein joins in for the standard "Two Sleepy People."

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Old Language Attracts The Young To Catholic Mass

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:45am

Latin is still spoken in more than 400 churches each Sunday. It's finding new converts among a group of young people in Miami.

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Thai Martial Law Will Remain In Place 'Indefinitely,' Minister Says

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:43am

The comments by the justice minister came in an interview to Reuters news agency nearly six months after the military overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Immigration Activists Respond To President Obama's Plan

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:40am

Jude Joffe-Block of KJZZ watched the president's speech with a group of activists in Phoenix, and described the mood as bittersweet.

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Ravi Coltrane On Piano Jazz

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:37am

Coltrane and host Marian McPartland discuss his family's musical heritage and his individual approach to music, with performances of "Naima" and Giant Steps," in a session from 2000.

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Thai Government Clamps Down On 'Mockingjay' Movie

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:35am

Screenings of the latest "Hunger Games" movie have been canceled, and students flashing the film's three-finger salute have been arrested.

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:31am

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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Ex-News Of The World Editor Andy Coulson Freed From Prison

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:31am

Coulson, who was found guilty of conspiracy to hack personal voicemails, was released today after serving less than five months of his 18-month sentence.

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Book News: Daniel Handler Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:17am

Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

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Republicans File Suit Against Obama Administration Over Health Law

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:54am

House Republicans have been threatening to sue President Obama over executive actions he's taken on the Affordable Care Act. Today, they pulled the trigger.

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Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:53am

Republican Rep. John Boehner delivered a statement Friday in reaction to President Obama's immigration address, saying Obama is damaging the presidency.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson Owes IRS Money, Won't Pay

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:42am

Johnson holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, but hasn't lived in the U.S. since he was 5. He told WAMU's Diane Rehm Show that he had been billed for capital gains on the sale of his first home.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Islanders

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:35am

From Shetland and Orkney to the Hebrides, the Isle of Man and Rathlin Island, this week's diverse choice of music is far from insular.

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Bobby Charles On World Cafe

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:20am

Revisiting an archival interview with the late Louisiana songwriter.

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The 2 Things That Rarely Happen After a Medical Mistake

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:13am

When patients are harmed by a medical error, they rarely are told about it or given an apology, according to a study based ProPublica's Patient Harm Questionnaire.

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Sonny Landreth On World Cafe

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:07am

The inventive and unpredictable slide-guitar player performs some of his zydeco-influenced songs.

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Holder Calls For Calm As Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Looms

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:02am

In a newly released video, Holder has messages for law enforcement agents as well as for those protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Kat Edmonson On Mountain Stage

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:59am

Hear a performance from the Texas native, whose distinctive voice evokes classic jazz singers.

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