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Trump And Supporters Hit Back At Nikki Haley's Jabs

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:02am

The South Carolina governor says she did have Donald Trump in mind when she criticized the "angriest voices" within the GOP in her State of the Union response.

Songs We Love: Anderson .Paak feat. The Game & Sonya Elise, 'Room In Here'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:00am

An intimate track from the long-awaited new album by Los Angeles singer-rapper who stole the show on Dr. Dre's Compton.

2016 Pritzker Prize Goes To Chilean Architect Alejandro Aravena

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:57am

Aravena, 48, is known for his socially conscious, sustainable design, often executed at staggering speed and on minuscule budgets.

The Epic Web Comic That Reimagines The Legend Of Bruce Lee

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:37am

In a new web series, Jeremy Arambulo presents his illustrated take on an epic — and real — showdown between the Hollywood star and another noted martial artist.

You, Too, Can Dress Like 'El Chapo'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 9:19am

A Los Angeles-based clothing company has identified Joaquin Guzmán's flashy shirt, as seen in his photo with Sean Penn, as one of theirs — and they're seizing the moment of fame with a splashy ad.

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care?

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:53am

Doctors are experimenting with direct primary care, a lower-cost version of cash-only concierge care. Patients pay a flat monthly free for primary care, including email and phone contact.

Hear A Song From Violent Femmes' First Album In 15 Years

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:47am

The band's latest song, "Memory," has the playful quirkiness, infectious beats and jittery observations of the band's earliest work.

Top Stories: Iran Releases Detained U.S. Sailors; FIFA Fires Valcke

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:08am

Also: Michigan National Guard troops help deliver water in Flint; Belgium finds 3 possible safe houses used by Paris attackers; and the Powerball jackpot is now worth a whopping $1.5 billion.

Songs We Love: Jeff Buckley, 'Just Like A Woman'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 8:00am

Recorded in early 1993, Buckley's Bob Dylan cover rambles swoonily for six and a half minutes, capturing both a gift for interpretation and a willingness to let songs unfurl slowly and delicately.

FIFA Fires Blatter Ally Jérôme Valcke From Secretary General Post

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 7:35am

FIFA had previously banned both Valcke, its secretary general, and Sepp Blatter, its president, for 90 days, citing an inquiry into allegations of improper payments and mismanagement of funds.

Dress First Lady Wore To State Of The Union Sells Out Online

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:29am

Michelle Obama was trending on Twitter. The orange/yellowish dress by designer Narciso Rodriguez was bought on sale for $628. Neiman Marcus was selling it — the dress is already sold out.

You're Never Too Wealthy To Want A Little More

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:20am

Alex Ovechkin is deep into a pro hockey contract that pays $124 million. That means he has a little extra cash for Powerball tickets. The $1.5 billion jackpot would be more than 10 times his contract.

Iran Releases 10 U.S. Navy Sailors, After Detaining Them Overnight

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:15am

"There are no indications that the sailors were harmed during their brief detention," the Department of Defense says, confirming the release of nine men and one woman.

Simplicity And Restraint Make 'Lucy Barton' Shine

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 6:00am

Elizabeth Strout's new novel, about an estranged mother and daughter reconnecting during the daughter's illness, is a marvel of quiet simplicity. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn calls it "a true novel."

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