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New Vatican Rules Will Put More Spreadsheets Into The Saint-Making Process

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:37am

Canonization is pricey: One journalist estimates half a million dollars is spent per candidate. Until now, it was spent with little oversight or documentation. Pope Francis is pushing to change that.

'Body Hacking' Movement Rises Ahead Of Moral Answers

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:10am

In what they say is a quest to create a better human, body hackers implant digital devices into their bodies. Despite ethical and moral concerns, they say they are welcoming an era of transhumanism.

He Rescued A Dog. Then The Dog Rescued Him

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:49am

Eric O'Grey was 51, obese and suffering from diabetes and high cholesterol when he took home an overweight shelter dog. Now the duo are headlining a campaign on how pets improve humans' lives.

America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:45am

A new study looks at everyday skills and finds that, when it come to math, the U.S. is below average. And in computer skills, we're dreadful.

Top Stories: ISIS Documents Leaked; Deadly Pennsylvania Shooting

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:28am

Also: Deadly flooding strikes the South; Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy will appear in court today; and former Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva is charged with corruption.

Watch M. Ward Perform 'Confession' Live In The Studio

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:19am

The singer-songwriter performs a track from his new solo album for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Thousands Of ISIS Documents Apparently Leaked To British Media

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:08am

The identities of jihadist recruits from more than 50 countries, including Britain, European nations, the U.S. and Canada, are reportedly in the data.

1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Fails Amid 'Sudden Complication'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:53am

The 26-year-old patient is recovering, and the Cleveland Clinic says it will continue its clinical study that is meant to involve 10 women with uterine factor infertility.

Female Farmers Find Fame And Fortune On Reality TV Show

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:37am

How fast can you vaccinate a goat? That's one of the challenges in "Female Food Heroes," a contest in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

Republican Debate: Which Donald Trump Will Take The Stage Tonight?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:00am

The remaining four Republican candidates take the stage tonight for the last time before important contests next Tuesday.

About Embedded

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:00am

Hosted by Kelly McEvers, Embedded takes a story from the news and goes deep. It's a podcast where listeners go somewhere and learn something.

Song Premiere: The Arcs Cover A Buried Classic

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:00am

For the soundtrack to the HBO show Vinyl, The Arcs cover a classic R&B tune which influenced The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick."

ORA's Contemporary Twist On A 16th-Century Mass

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:00am

Founded in 2014, this vibrant, new choral group juxtaposes William Byrd's Renaissance classic with newly commissioned inspirations.

'The Expanse:' Best Science-Fiction Show In A Decade

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 7:15am

SyFy's The Expanse may be the most important piece of science fiction to appear on the small screen in 10 years, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

Ready For Fun? First Take Off Your Shoes And Wait In Long Airport Lines

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 7:00am

Airlines are expecting record numbers of spring break travelers. Both the industry and TSA are expecting airport screening checkpoints to have long lines. They urge travelers to arrive early.

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