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LP On World Cafe

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:55am

She's written songs for Christina Aguilera and the Backstreet Boys, but now LP's work as a solo artist is finally getting heard. Watch her perform "Lost On You."

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Nearly 100 Tech Firms Ask Federal Court To Block Trump's Travel Ban

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 9:31am

The ban is unlawful, discriminatory and arbitrary — and hurts business, say 97 tech companies ranging from Apple and Facebook to Google and Uber.

How Twitter Turned A Super Bowl Of Political Subtlety Into A 2016 Proxy Fight

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:29am

The politics mainly came in the commercial breaks, until social media users realized the Atlanta Falcons' statistical command was being crushed by a blue wall.

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Run The Jewels: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:00am

Killer Mike and El-P continue to out-muse each other in a supergroup that somehow seems to get better, louder, and more pertinent since their start in 2013.

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Former Top Security Officials Criticize Trump's 'Ill-Conceived' Ban In Court Filing

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 7:38am

A document signed by former CIA Director Michael Hayden and others backs two states who say President Trump's immigration ban "unleashed chaos."

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Refugee Travel Ban Exceeded Trump's Authority, Sen. Cardin Says

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:47am

President Trump's travel ban is on hold for now but the administration is appealing. Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland about the ban and other political issues.

Pig No Longer Harasses Residents Of An Oregon Town

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 6:07am

For months, Piggy Smalls has eluded capture. A joint task force finally apprehended the pig and released it to animal rescue. Piggy Smalls will no longer be hogging all the attention in Forest Grove.

Three Things You Might Not Know About Charles Darwin

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:44am

This Sunday, Feb. 12, marks the birth of Charles Darwin — a good time to take a moment to appreciate the value of science and the wonders of the natural world, says blogger Tania Lombrozo.

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Astronauts May Hold Football Passing Record

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:16am

In new video shot on the International Space Station, NASA posed the question: How far can you throw a football in a zero-G environment? Astronaut Tim Kopra threw for 564,664 yards.

New Evidence Shows There's Still Bias Against Black Natural Hair

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:01am

"A majority of people, regardless of race and gender, hold some bias towards women of color based on their hair."

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The Theory That Explains The Anger Of Our Political Moment

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Why Obamacare is gaining in popularity, why people are marching in the streets, even why Trump won the presidency can all be explained by one thing — relative deprivation.

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A Fortnight to Remember: The Trump Presidency Bursts Into Being

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:00am

Trump is the focal point not only of national political events but of national attention, period. When was the last time football was so overshadowed in the media the week before the Super Bowl?

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