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With Parallels To Iron Man, Mystic 'Dr. Strange' Comes Full Circle For Marvel Fans

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

The latest Marvel movie, Dr. Strange, is about a neurosurgeon on a quest to heal himself. It's worth the extra cost of a 3-D ticket, says reviewer Chris Klimek.

Latino Evangelicals Are The Ultimate Swing Voters That Could Tip Florida's Scales

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

Florida may help determine the next President. The state is 25 percent Latino and a significant number of them are evangelical, but evangelical Latinos are an unpredictable voting bloc.

A Bellwether Refresher: The States Most Likely To Mirror National Election Outcome

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

A bellwether is usually a state or county that signals how the whole country will go. But some look to baseball to predict the next president.

Middle-Class Americans Face Biggest Strain Under Rising Obamacare Costs

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

Last month, officials announced health care costs under the Affordable Care Act are expected to rise 22 percent. Rachel Martin speaks with Lindsay Travnicek, an Arizona woman who may forgo coverage.

Calais Migrant Camp Doctor Treated Unaccompanied Minors Found 'Appalling Conditions'

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

The French government has closed a refugee camp in Calais known as "the Jungle." Rachel Martin speaks with Nick Maurice, a retired British doctor who treated patients arriving from perilous journeys.

When Your Polling Place Runs Out Of 'I Voted' Stickers — Elect To Customize Your Own

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 7:09am

What do you do if your polling place runs out of those coveted polling souvenirs? Print your own.

Gaza's Surfer Girl Hangs Up Her Board — And Not By Choice

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 6:12am

Palestinian Sabah Abu Ghanim started surfing off Gaza's coast at age 5. She's featured in a documentary. She's 17 now, and her parents have arranged a marriage and told her it's time to stop surfing.

He Thinks He Caught TB From A Wildebeest

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 6:00am

It's one of those diseases that doesn't get a lot of attention: a strain of tuberculosis contracted from animals and responsible for 13,000 deaths a year.

'Float' Will Lift Your Mind Out Of Its Rut

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 6:00am

Anne Carson's unconventional collection of 22 chapbooks can be read in any order, and covers everything from Helen of Troy to H.G. Wells — but mostly, it's about women taking back their own stories.

The Art Of The Vote: Who Designs The Ballots We Cast?

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:51am

Beyond party affiliation, beyond opinions on candidates, there's another factor that influences our vote: the very ballot on which it's cast. Here's a glimpse at how that ballot gets designed.

Out Of Options, This School Got Uber To Pick Up Its Students

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:13am

Miles from public transportation, many students at this community college didn't have a way to get to class. That is, until the school decided to partner with the ride-hailing company, Uber.

Akron Works To Bring Joy To Voting

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00am

Akron is one of four cities using civic-engagement grants to make voting a more playful and community-oriented act.

A Changing America Faces A Stark Choice This Election

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00am

Social and demographic change has shaken the foundation for some of what it means to be American. It has set the backdrop of this campaign in ways that were predictable and completely surprising.

In The Black Lives Matter Era, An Effort To Elect More Diverse Prosecutors

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 5:00am

Far down the ballot, district attorney races could reshape the criminal justice system for millions of Americans by electing a more diverse slate of prosecutors.

How Does The Electoral College Work And Is It Fair?

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 4:00am

If any of this strikes you as unfair, you can join the chorus of critics who have abhorred the Electoral College for generations.

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