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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:22pm

Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls The Bridge Ladies a "smart and colorful memoir."

Authorities Arrest 3 People Connected To One Of The San Bernardino Killers

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:19pm

The brother of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook was among those taken into custody over what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy involving a "sham marriage."

For State Department's LGBTI Envoy, Every Country Is A Different Challenge

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:16pm

Randy Berry says the U.S. is supporting activists worldwide, but is also aware of risks they face. That was driven home with the killing of a gay activist who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh.

If 'Carmichael Show' Topics Feel Uncomfortable, That's Because They're Real

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:07pm

Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life. "I grew up in a household that's very argumentative ... in a very healthy way," he says.

Using Video Games To Help Stroke Victims Recover

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:52pm

There's growing scientific evidence suggesting that these types of games may improve physical therapy outcomes.

From Capitol Hill To The Silver Screen

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:40pm

In the new film "The Congressman," actor Treat Williams (left) plays Charlie Winship, a congressman based on Robert Mrazek (right).

Keeping Bees Safe: It's A Ruff Job, But This Doggy Detective Gets It Done

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:35pm

Mack is the newest addition to the Maryland Department of Agriculture's apiary inspection team. He uses his superior sniffer to find hives infected with a contagious disease that kills bee colonies.

U.S. Economy Grows At Slowest Pace In Two Years

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:33pm

The GDP expanded by just 0.5 percent, as consumers cut back on spending and businesses made fewer investments.

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:25pm

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

House Committee Votes To Register Women For The Draft

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:20pm

Rep. Duncan Hunter sponsored the amendment but voted against it, saying he only wanted to raise questions about women in combat.

Teen Birth Rates Plummet For Hispanic And Black Girls

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:08pm

Teenagers are having less sex and getting better about using contraceptives, a survey finds. Economic hard times also make it less likely that teens will want to become parents so early in life.

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:06pm

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

Doctors, Patients Reportedly Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Hospital

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:06pm

The hospital destroyed in Aleppo was backed by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Hastert Case Raises Questions About Statute Of Limitations

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:52am

Law professor Marci Hamilton says Illinois' call to eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex crimes is part of a national trend.

HBO’s CEO On Virtual Reality And 'Sesame Street'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:45am

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."

Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:41am

The Red Dragon missions are aimed at figuring out what's needed "to land large payloads propulsively on Mars." For now, the plan doesn't include sending astronauts to the red planet.

Texas Businesses Gear Up To Defeat 'Bathroom Bills'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:40am

Opponents say the measures allow discrimination against people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Throwback Thursday: Five Great Jazz Tiny Desk Concerts

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:35am

In honor of International Jazz Day, our Throwback Thursday this week revisits five jazz tiny desk concerts that knocked our socks off. Ya dig?

Watch Ben Harper Perform 'Shine' Live In The Studio

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:32am

Harper's backing band, The Innocent Criminals, adds dynamism to this live performance.

6 Young Music Producers Who Shape Latino Identity With Sound

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:21am

Alt.Latino offers a view from inside the mixing room, featuring talents you should know.




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