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Fly Golden Eagle: 'Stepping Stone'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:36pm

One of Nashville's most dynamic young rock bands tears it up, with help from a crew wearing hazmat suits. It may seem like a commentary on virus-panic. But it's just better living through psychedelia.

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You'll Want To Accept The Dinner Invitation To 'The Immortal Evening'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:06pm

On a cold evening in London in 1817, painter Benjamin Haydon hosted a dinner with the likes of Keats and Wordsworth. Critic Stanley Plumly recreates the crackling conversation about art and science.

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How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:55pm

It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.

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Aretha Franklin's New Album Further Proves She’s Queen Of Cover Songs

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:50pm

The legendary singer has been called the "Queen of Soul," but her new album proves she's the queen of cover songs too.

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Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:40pm

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

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Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:37pm

Alt.Latino celebrates a Latin rock legacy, plays new music and discusses the film The Book Of Life.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese To Mixed Reviews

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:35pm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to appeal to a Chinese audience recently by speaking in Mandarin.

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'Test Kitchen': How To Buy The Safest Meat And Make The Juiciest Steaks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:22pm

The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book gives tips on how to shop for, store, season and cook meat. Why shouldn't you pack your burgers too tight? Two America's Test Kitchen editors explain.

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New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:20pm

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

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Uninsured Patients In Texas Turn To Walmart

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:12pm

Near the Fort Hood military base, Walmart recently opened a Care Clinic that has everything a typical doctor’s office has – except a doctor.

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Canadian PM: 'We Will Be Vigilant But We Will Not Run Scared'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:06pm

A day after a shooting attack in Parliament yesterday, the Prime Minister of Canada urged the nation to remain strong.

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Song Premiere, Robin Bacior, 'If It Does'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00pm

Robin Bacior's honeyed but vibrant voice hits gently, bestowing the listener with comfort and calm.

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Great Danes: Three Symphonic Albums By Danish Composers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:58am

From tiny Denmark comes a big symphonic sound. Three recent albums offer a glimpse of the Nordic sound, from the undervalued Carl Nielsen, the experimental Per Nørgård and the accessible Poul Ruders.

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Hiss Golden Messenger On World Cafe

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:58am

Hear songs from the dubby North Carolina folk-rock duo's new album, The Lateness Of Dancers.

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Bottom Of The Sea Is 'A World Of Surprises'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:50am

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:31am

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Mark Zuckerberg Shows Off His Mandarin Chinese Skills

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:00am

The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:49am

Is California's severe drought hurting the nutrient content of fruit? No, preliminary data on pomegranates suggest. The fruit may be smaller, but packed with more antioxidants, tests show.

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Girl Scouts Look For A Way Out Of The Woods

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:11am

More than 100 years old, the organization offers young American girls the chance to succeed. So why is it struggling?

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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:52am

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.

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