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Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:25am

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

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Moth Eyes Inspire Glare-Resistant Coating For Cellphone Screens

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:11am

The scientists who developed the anti-reflective film were inspired by tiny, light-trapping structures on moth eyes that help the insects avoid predators.

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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:07am

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:05am

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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HAIM Walks The Streets Of Its Hometown For 'Want You Back' Video

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:51am

HAIM, one of our patron saints of roséwave, feels a certain way about heartbreak that is expressed with steadfast solidarity.

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China's Doggy Debate: Dog Meat Lovers Vs. Dog Lovers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:29am

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.

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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:25am

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Paul Spiegel)

Radiohead's New Video For 'Man Of War' Is Terrifying

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:06am

The new video is an unnerving look at madness in the age of uncertainty.

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Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:04am

The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.

(Image credit: Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Young Thug, Big Boi And 2 Chainz Channel Atlanta's History Of Transmutation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:00am

Three ATLiens showcase Atlanta's decade-plus stranglehold on reinvention and innovation.

(Image credit: Young Thug: Peter White/Getty; Big Boi: Scott Legato/Getty; 2 Chainz: Def Jam Recordings (PR)/Getty/Courtesy of Def Jam)

First Watch: Manchester Orchestra 'The Alien'

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:34am

Manchester Orchestra's new album reveals a cinematic approach to songwriting, perfectly displayed in this reverse-slow-motion video for 'The Alien.'

(Image credit: Mike Dempsey/Courtesy of the artist)

Census Finds A More Diverse America, As Whites Lag Growth

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:25am

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Non-Hispanic whites are the only group to see deaths outpace births.

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Top Stories: Tropical Storm Cindy; ISIS Destroys Historic Mosul Mosque

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:15am

Also: Republican Senate leaders are ready to release health care legislation; GOP lawmakers consider privatizing air traffic control; and the U.N. says there'll be nearly 10 billion people by 2050.

Mozart And 'The Peanut Vendor' In Havana

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:57am

What happens when cultural doors open between the U.S. and Cuba? Beautiful moments like this mix of Mozart and a Cuban classic — with Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein and an orchestra from Havana.

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Louisiana Is First State To Ban Public Colleges From Asking About Criminal History

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:39am

The "ban the box" movement is designed to open opportunities to the tens of millions of Americans with some kind of criminal record.

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Margaret Moser, Queen Of Austin, Is Dancing In The Light

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:30am

Moser is a central figure within the Austin music scene, transforming from fan to groupie to writer to to cultural historian. As her life hits its sunset, she invited all of them to say good-bye.

(Image credit: Ken Hoge)

Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:27am

Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

(Image credit: Carlos Osorio/AP)

Jury Finds Ex-Milwaukee Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Black Man

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:44am

Tensions are high in Milwaukee after a former police officer, who is black, was found not guilty of first degree reckless homicide following the fatal shooting of a young black man last summer.

Senators Working On Health Care Revision Ready To Release Their Plan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:43am

The legislation Senate Republicans are releasing is expected to track the House version that was passed last month. Negotiations have been going on in secret.

Rep. Carter Says He'll Consider Senate's Revisions To Health Care Plan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:43am

The Senate is about to release its plan to overhaul health care. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about how the bill might be different from the House version.

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