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Boldly Going Where No Research Team Has Gone Before

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:25pm

Zack Seward brings us the story of a high-stakes medical device competition inspired by the Sci-Fi classic "Star Trek."

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Another California Storm Is Brewing And The Skiing May Be Just Fine

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:20pm

A storm system is heading to California and that's welcome news to the area's ski resorts.

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Beyond The Pump: What Falling Oil Prices Mean For U.S. Producers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:12pm

The plunging prices are good news for drivers, but beyond low gas prices, we look at what it means for U.S. oil producers and the economy.

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After 'Torture' Report, The Legacy Of The CIA

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:06pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tim Weiner has chronicled the agency's mixed past. He discusses how the report fits into the CIA's legacy.

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DJ Sessions: The SoundCloud Generation

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:50am

KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez shares a playlist including Tom Misch & Carmody, Theophilus London, Antonio Sanchez and Ibeyi.

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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:49am

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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The World's Loneliest Crocodile

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:45am

Cletus is the only American crocodile seen in the Dry Tortugas since the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon arrived in 1513.

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Space, Time, Love And Stephen Hawking

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:16am

The Theory of Everything celebrates the spirit of a man who has fought for all of his adult life to uncover the mystery of time, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Gabriel Kahane On Mountain Stage

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:45am

The folk-pop singer performs songs from his new album The Ambassador, a portrait of Los Angeles.

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S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:36am

The double amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

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Doctors Slow To Adopt Cheaper, Faster Radiation For Breast Cancer

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:31am

Three weeks of radiation works just as well as six weeks for most women with early stage breast cancer. But doctors have been slow to make that switch. Money may be one big reason why, a study says.

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Begun The Christmas Tree War Has

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:11am

When it comes to Christmas trees — like just about everything else — America is split.

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Palestinian Minister Dies In West Bank Protest Against Israel

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:55am

The circumstances surrounding Ziad Abu Ein's death are unclear. Medics say he died from exposure to tear gas. Israel said it will examine his body jointly with Jordanian and Palestinian pathologists.

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