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Big Hush's 'Soft Eyes' Jangles Shoegaze In A Hall Of Mirrors

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:58am

Featuring members of Pygmy Lush and Flasher, Big Hush's first two cassettes are getting pressed to vinyl as Spirit/Wholes, with a new song included that feels like a major step-up.

(Image credit: Travis Bozeman/Courtesy of the artist)

Pandora Co-Founder And CEO Tim Westergren To Step Down

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:45am

After more than 17 years with the company, Westergren announced he would be stepping down as CEO and exiting the company's board.

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Considering Breast-Feeding? This Guide Can Help

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:30am

The vast majority of pregnant women in the U.S. say they plan to breast-feed, but aren't told that many new moms worldwide find it tricky. Being mentored the first weeks after birth can help a lot.

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Federal Judge Blocks U.S. Deportation Of Iraqis Nationwide

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:12am

A restraining order that initially covered Detroit now applies to the U.S., as a judge cites potentially "grave consequences" for 1,400 Iraqis at risk of being deported from the U.S.

Songs We Love: Lunice, 'Distrust (Feat. Denzel Curry, JK The Reaper & Nell)'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:59am

The boundary-pushing hip-hop producer's debut album is inspired by, and designed for, the stage. Denzel Curry guests on the polyrhythmic cut.

(Image credit: Mathieu Fortin/Courtesy of the artist)

Pacing, Crying, Frustration: Cosby Juror On The 52 Hours That Ended In Mistrial

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:45am

Bobby Dugan, 21, says he pushed the jury to convict Bill Cosby on two of three charges and that it was dispiriting to leave the case unresolved after so much deliberation.

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Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion In EU Anti-Trust Ruling

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:26am

The European Union says Google unfairly abused its power over search results to promote its own over competitors. It's the biggest fine the EU has ever given a single company in an anti-trust case.

Watch: Vince Staples Brings A Serrated 'Love Can Be...' To 'The Tonight Show'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:12am

Staples follows the release of his anticipated Big Fish Theory with a visit to Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

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Mom Of Cross-Border Shooting Victim 'Still Waiting For Victory'

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:01am

Because Sergio Hernandez was standing outside of U.S. territory when he was shot to death, a lawsuit had been impossible — until the Supreme Court weighed in Monday.

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CHART: CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:35am

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 22 million people would lose coverage with the Senate bill. That includes 15 million people on Medicaid, and others who could no longer afford insurance.

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Top Stories: White House Warns Syria; Google Fined Billions By E.U.

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:12am

Also: How Medicaid affects millions of Americans; a federal judge expands a temporary ban nationally on Iraqi deportations; and a U.S. firm stops selling siding implicated in a deadly London fire.

More Time Is Needed To Study Health Bill, Sen. Johnson Says

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:51am

Rachel Martin talks to Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin about the Senate's version of a health care bill, which is expected to head for a vote later this week.

Supreme Court Will Rule On Trump's Travel Ban In The Fall

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:41am

In the meantime, the court allowed parts of the ban to be enforced again. Rachel Martin talks to Carrie Severino, chief council for the conservative Judicial Crisis Network.

White House Releases Unexpected Statement About Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:40am

The Trump administration says it believes the Assad regime in Syria could be preparing to wage another chemical weapons attack. There's been no official reaction from the Assad government.

Could You Help Rewire Income Disparity?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:31am

New research using network science shows that shifting individual behavior in small ways could influence economic equality, says blogger Adam Frank.

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In 'Amatka,' A Warped And Chilling Portrait Of Post-Truth Reality

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:00am

Karin Tidbeck's new novel is set in the mysterious city of Amatka, an agricultural colony ruled by a totalitarian government — but this is no standard dystopia. In Amatka, language has strange power.

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Google Hit With $2.7 Billion Fine By European Antitrust Monitor

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:56am

The European Commission says Google "abused its market dominance as a search engine by promoting its own comparison shopping service in its search results, and demoting those of competitors."

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Name Of New York City Bridge Has Been Misspelled For Decades

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:51am

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was named after Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano. Somewhere along the way, a z got dropped. Now there's an effort to fix the spelling of the bridge's name.

TSA Agents In Boston Screen Lobster And Allow It To Fly

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:24am

Transportation Security Administration agents at Logan International Airport snapped to attention Sunday, when they came across a live 20-pound lobster traveling in a cooler among the checked luggage.




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