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How Did A Bunch Of 17th-Century Scientists Launch The Open Source Movement?

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:28am

New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Bridge Of Spies' And Lots More Tom Hanks

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:05am

On this week's show, Audie Cornish is with us to talk about the latest Steven Spielberg project and about the long career of its star.

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Beauty Pill: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 8:03am

In Beauty Pill's music, life whirs with plunderphonic glee and riffs are funky from the inside out. Watch the D.C. band adapt its deeply textured songs without removing anything vital.

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Online Health Tools Might Not Help The People Who Need It Most

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:56am

An online portal to manage chronic kidney disease sounds great, but poor, older or black people were less likely to use it. That means the shift to e-health could make health disparities worse.

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I Hated Math! But Should I Have Dropped It When I Was 15? #15Girls

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:51am

She had to decide: Stick with math — ugh — and keep open career options in the sciences or go for the liberal arts. Looking back, she wishes she didn't have to make that choice.

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Adele Says 'Hello' In First Video From Her New Album '25'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:40am

The soaring first song from what the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer calls a "make-up album" is an apology to a past lover for "everything that I've done."

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China Cuts Interest Rates By Quarter Of A Percentage Point

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:39am

Faced with a slowing economy, China's central bank has cut its benchmark rate for deposits and loans by 0.25. It's the sixth time the bank has sliced rates since last November.

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Lincoln Chafee Ends His Presidential Campaign

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:33am

The long-shot former Rhode Island governor announced Friday he is withdrawing from the Democratic White House race.

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Top Stories: Monster Hurricane Off Mexico; Deadly French Bus Crash

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:12am

Also: Texas wants to take private patient files from Planned Parenthood clinics; there's a deadly shooting at Tennessee State University; and President Obama vetoes a defense bill over spending caps.

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Jeb Bush's Latest Awkward Comment: Supergirl, 'She Looked Pretty Hot'

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 7:03am

With his latest remarks, referencing a female TV superhero, Jeb Bush is getting a reputation for inartful comments. But he's not alone in the world of politics.

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With 200-MPH Winds, Hurricane Patricia Closes In On Mexico

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:48am

The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Eastern Pacific will make a "potentially catastrophic landfall" in southwestern Mexico Friday, the National Weather Service says.

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LISTEN: 5 Substantive Moments From The Benghazi Hearing

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:31am

This was a high-stakes showdown for both Clinton and the Republicans leading the investigation into the 2012 attack on the U.S diplomatic mission.

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Totem Pole Stolen 84 Years Ago By Actor John Barrymore Goes Home

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 6:04am

The pole went from the garden decor of two golden-age Hollywood actors to the basement of a Hawaii museum. On Thursday, it was returned to Alaska tribal members.

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42 People Die After Bus Crashes In Southwest France

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:54am

Most of the bus's passengers were senior citizens; it had recently departed from a village near Bordeaux for a sight-seeing trip.

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Why Calling Slaves 'Workers' Is More Than An Editing Error

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:33am

This high school geography textbook calls slaves "workers" and "immigrants." The publisher is working to correct the error, but what does it tell us about teaching history?

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Philadelphia Publication To Give $10,000 To A Random Mayoral Race Voter

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 5:25am

The online publication Philadelphia Citizen is offering $10,000 to one lucky voter in the city's mayoral race. A random polling place will be chosen and the prize money will go to a voter there.

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