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Desilicious: A Bollywood Bash And A Safe Haven

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 6:35am

Since 2002, LGBT South Asians have regularly gathered in New York City for this blowout dance party. Attendees welcome the chance to be open about their sexuality and embrace their heritage.

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:19am

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia will be declared Ebola-free.

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New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:18am

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio had to wait a full 20 minutes for the subway. NPR's Scott Simon says that New Yorkers responded with a collective shrug and thought, join the club, buddy.

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What Song Makes You Cry Every Time?

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:12am

Tell us about the songs that crush you no matter how many times you hear them.

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For 'New Yorker' Cartoonist, '90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great'

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:11am

It once took Matthew Diffee years of trying — and a push from his mom — to get one beloved cartoon in the magazine. Diffee's new collection is called Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People.

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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 4:09am

From corsets and codpieces to shapewear and Spanx, people have tried to change their silhouettes for centuries. From The Seams, Jacki Lyden takes us on a sartorial tour of shapewear.

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Episode 622: Humans vs. Robots

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 10:08pm

If you aren't already worried about being replaced by a robot, maybe you should be. Today on the show, three races pit humans against machines.

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A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 9:38pm

West Baltimore officials want to fix damaged relations between police and residents. Church pastors there long have stepped up to help fill the gap of mistrust, and hope to play a role in erasing it.

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Illinois High Court Tosses Out State's Pension Fix

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:34pm

In a move to repair the nation's worst government pension crisis, lawmakers eliminated promised benefit increases. The justices ruled the action would leave pensions "diminished or impaired."

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In 'Rise Of Animals,' Sir David Attenborough Tells Story Of Vertebrates

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 7:09pm

The 89-year-old British naturalist's two-part special explores fossil evidence on how evolution moved past bugs and worms and trilobites, and how the Chinese are helping fill gaps in that knowledge.

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Politics Rewind: Family Baggage And Fuzzy Math

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:12pm

This week in politics: Jeb Bush isn't doing a great job of separating himself from his brother, the GOP's diversity problem and were the polls really wrong again?

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