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Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:19am

The breakaway republic has not received international recognition. Its foreign minister says that's slowing down delivery of aid to the drought-stricken territory.

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Proposals Aim To Combat Discrimination Based On Salary History

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:09am

Several states and cities are considering measures that would bar employers from asking job candidates about their prior salary. The bills are seen helping narrow the pay gap for women and minorities.

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OMD Gets Kraftwerkian, Examines Our Emoji Present In A Zoetropic Video For 'Isotype'

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:00am

The British synthpop duo's new song is a soaring six minutes of Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, and a clever comment on how emojis have replaced everyday language.

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In 'Boundless,' The Modern World Is Timeless

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 9:00am

Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki's new book is packed with of-the-moment topics — a pyramid skin-care scheme, a porn sitcom, a bedbug battle — but her existential wistfulness raises them to archetype.

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Top Stories: Trump Communications Director Leaving; Noriega Dies

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:36am

Also: Australia will deny passports to pedophiles; a Portland, Ore. man will appear in court today on murder and harassment charges in a train attack; and the Scripps National Spelling Bee opens.

Royal Thunder: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:00am

What happens when you ask a hard-rock band to unplug its thunder? It draws power from a raw, desperate vulnerability.

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White House Communications Director Resigns

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 7:57am

Michael Dubke's departure comes amid rumors of a larger staff shake-up to deal with the growing Russia investigation.

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Australia Plans To Deny Passports To Child Sex Offenders

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 7:24am

The legislation is "the toughest crackdown on child sex tourism by any government," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. In 2016, some 800 registered child sex offenders went overseas from Australia.

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Mutual Benefit Covers An Entire Vashti Bunyan Album

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 7:00am

Hear "Jog Along Bess" and "Glow Worms" from Mutual Benefit's album-length remake of Bunyan's 1970 classic Just Another Diamond Day.

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An Illustrated Guide To Master The Elements Of Cooking — Without Recipes

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 7:00am

In her new cookbook, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat says the key to good food is learning to balance those elements when cooking — and to trust your instincts.

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