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HBO Documentary 'The Jinx' Ends With Surprising Confession

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

In the bombshell finale Sunday night of HBO's six-part documentary "The Jinx," the film's subject, Robert Durst, appeared to confess to several murders.

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Most Americans' Behavior Unchanged After Snowden Revelations, Study Finds

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:37pm

A Pew Research Center study finds that while most are aware of government surveillance programs after Edward Snowden's revelations, many have not changed their behavior to protect their privacy.

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Excitement Over Mexico's Shale Play Fizzles As Reality Sets In

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:23pm

Mexico has opened up its oil and gas fields to foreign investors. But they're slow to enter, as low oil prices, drug violence and other challenges trump the lure of a vast and undeveloped shale bed.

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There's No Wrong Place To Start Reading Pratchett

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:08pm

Terry Pratchett wrote so many books that it can be hard to know where to start, especially with the lengthy Discworld series. Critic Tasha Robinson says there's really no wrong place to dive in.

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Punch Brothers: Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:03pm

Before the wide-ranging band plays its four-song set, the audience sings "Happy Birthday" to mandolinist Chris Thile.

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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:03pm

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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Obamacare Cut The Ranks Of The Uninsured By A Third

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:33pm

The percentage of people without health insurance has dropped to 13.2 percent from 20.2 percent in 2012, according to federal officials. The uptick in coverage has been biggest for Latinos.

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Metropolis: 3/14/15

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:13pm

Hear music by Digitalism, Purity Ring, Kygo and more in a two-hour EDM mix by KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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Ebola Patient Being Treated In Maryland Is In Critical Condition

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:52pm

The American patient, whose identity hasn't been publicly released, was taken to the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center last week, after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

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Netanyahu Trailing Slightly Before Israel’s Election Tomorrow

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:50pm

NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep comments on his visits to Israel and Iran -- on the eve of the Israeli parliamentary election.

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States Scramble To Comply With Fed ID Cards

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:45pm

The REAL ID Act of 2005 is an anti-terrorism law that calls for certain security measures on state-issued ID cards. Federal officials enforcing the law were lenient, until now.

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Sandwich Monday: Bone-In Pork Chop Sandwich

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:45pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a Chicago sandwich classic: the pork chop sandwich from Jim's Original. They leave the bone in — for flavor, and for danger.

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