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Ebola, Schmebola — You Still Have To Look Good!

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:13pm

Liberians aren't letting a brutal epidemic put a crimp in their amazing sense of fashion. The streets are still full of stylish folks, because as the local saying goes, "Looking good is business."

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Fringe No More: 'Ancient Grains' Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:05pm

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it'll put out a version with "ancient grains," which aren't, actually, very ancient.

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Spanish Artist Francisco Goya On Display In Boston: An Extraordinary Exhibit

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:01pm

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has assembled one of the largest exhibits of Goya's artwork ever seen in the U.S. His paintings, prints and drawings range in technique from exquisitely refined to raw.

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Steve Lacy's Monk Quartet, Solo Sax Albums Reissues

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:01pm

Lacy ran with Monk's wisdom, beginning with the idea your voice as jazz composer starts with your sound and timing as an improviser.

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Chris Rock On Finding The Line Between Funny And 'Too Far'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:00pm

"No comedian wants to have to analyze and defend" jokes, says Rock, who wrote, directed and stars in the new film Top Five. He adds: "I'm not a politician; I'm not a thinker. I'm a comedian."

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Supreme Court Rejects BP's Challenge To Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:51am

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.

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First Time Producer's 'The Imitation Game' Gets Oscar Buzz

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:50am

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch plays a British homosexual mathematician who is instrumental in cracking Nazi's Enigma machine during WWII.

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Is Greece On The Rebound?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:40am

The parliament in Athens today approved the country's first balanced budget in decades after a $300 billion bailout in 2010.

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Weekend Buzz: Athletes' 'I Can't Breathe' Shirts To 'Lolcat' in the Dictionary

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:35am

We look at how news stories developed online over the weekend such as the #crimingwhilewhite Twitter hashtag.

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Fallout Continues After Rolling Stone Backtracks On UVA Rape Story

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:20am

The Rolling Stone noted that there now appears to be discrepancies in the female student's account including the alleged ringleader of the attack says he did not belong to that frat and that he didn't have a party on the night in question.

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Fallout From Failed Hostage Rescue Mission

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:12am

Despite the failed attempt to free an American in Yemen on Saturday, the U.S.'s "no ransom" policy will not be reviewed.

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U.S. Announces New Limits On Racial Profiling

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:06am

The ban would prohibit profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics like race.

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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:57am

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.

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When A Stray Dog's In Trouble, Katmandu's Canine Rescuers Jump To It

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:43am

The city is home to some 20,000 strays. They roam the streets, they beg for food, they howl and fight at night and they often need medical help.

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What If Atheists Were Defined By Their Actions?

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:37am

Should we express religious categories in terms of people's beliefs or their behaviors? Commentator Tania Lombrozo examines why we describe (a)theism the way we do.

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IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:31am

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

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Democratic Mayors Back Obama's Immigration Plan, Citing Economic Benefits

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:23am

Some 20 U.S. mayors meeting in New York hope to persuade some 4 million undocumented residents to come forward and apply for deferred action.

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Doctors Are Slow To Adopt Changes In Breast Cancer Treatment

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:20am

There's not much evidence that radiation increases survival in older women with early-stage breast cancer, but doctors are still prescribing it. It can be hard to get doctors to change protocols.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dream Time

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:19am

There's more to this roots music business than high-energy dance tunes. Kick back with some soothing voices and some free-spirited instrumentals.

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First Watch: U2 'Song For Someone'

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:00am

Watch a spray-painted mural take shape on a wall in Northern Ireland inspired by U2's "Song For Someone," from the album Songs of Innocence.

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