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The Diverse World Of Yo-Yo Ma

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:56am

Sample the musically omnivorous cellist's wide-ranging work — from J.S. Bach to modern invocations of ancient folk traditions.

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'Such A Perfect Fit': David Gilmour And Polly Samson On 20 Years Of Collaboration

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:52am

Watch the striking, animated video for David Gilmour's "The Girl in the Yellow Dress," from his new album Rattle That Lock. The song features lyrics by Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson.

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SABMiller Rejects $104 Billion Takeover Bid From Ab InBev

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:38am

"AB InBev is very substantially undervaluing SABMiller," says the chairman of SABMiller, Jan du Plessis.

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Unhappy With Your Company's Health Savings Account? Move It

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:35am

Even if an employer contributes to a health savings account, the money belongs to the worker, who can move it to find better services or lower fees.

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Amid Continued Negotiations, UAW Gives Fiat Chrysler A Strike Notice

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:34am

If the United Automobile Workers union does strike, it would be the first against a Detroit automaker in eight years. Workers previously rejected a deal presented by union leadership and management.

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Top Stories: Nobel Prize In Chemistry; MSF Wants Inquiry

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 7:27am

Also: Auto workers could strike Fiat Chrysler at midnight; heating bills are forecast to be cheaper this winter; and sheep graze on Savile Row for Britain's "Wool Week".

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Doctors Without Borders Wants Independent Inquiry Into U.S. Attack On Hospital

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 7:06am

Twelve of those who died were staff members of the Paris-based charity, which says the attack went on for 30 minutes after it contacted both Afghanistan's and the coalition's military leaders.

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New Mix: Bob Dylan, Frank Turner, Daughter And More

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 7:03am

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a few of their favorite things, from the week's best new music.

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'Draft Biden' Group Launches Emotional Ad Urging VP To Run

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:21am

Vice President Joe Biden is still weighing whether to run for president. But a superPAC trying to draft him is upping the ante with a TV ad set to run around the time of the first Democratic debate.

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Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:03am

In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent.

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Meet Mozzified, A Site For Ramadan Recipes, Sharia Memes, And Nosy Auntie Jokes

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:03am

We chatted with Mozzified founder Zainab Khan about her new site for Muslim pop culture.

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'Death By Water' Will Pull You Under

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:03am

Kenzaburo Oe's new novel is a literary mystery in no rush for a solution. It follows an aging novelist, a stand-in for Oe himself, who returns home in search of clues to his father's drowning.

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Harvard Team Loses To Debaters From New York Prison

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 5:56am

The inmates are part of a Bard College debating program. Though the prison team didn't agree with their topic, they came up with an argument that stumped the Harvard team.

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Renoir Haters Protest In Boston

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 5:37am

The protesters do not think Boston's Museum of Fine Arts should be showing paintings by Renoir. The deliberately ironic protest was organized by a guy who says he dislikes impressionism.

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California Governor Approves Law Targeting Wage Gap

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 5:34am

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure while surrounded by women and girls at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park northeast of San Francisco.

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DNA Repair Research Nets Chemistry Nobel For 3 Scientists

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 5:13am

Their work details how cells repair damaged DNA and preserve genes. And now three scientists — Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar – have won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize To Be Announced

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 4:03am

The Nobel Prize in chemistry will be announced Wednesday morning.

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Hungarian Ambassador Clarifies Hungary's Migrant Policy

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 4:03am

As Hungary threatens to close its border with Croatia and seal itself off from the migration crisis that is consuming Europe, Steve Inskeep talks to Hungary's Ambassador to the U.S. Réka Szemerkényi about the country's position on migration into Europe.

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Hungry Provides Trains For Migrants To Travel To The Border With Austria

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 4:03am

Hungary has put up border fences to keep migrants out. But now in a limited way, it has begun to help some migrants transit through Hungary, getting them to Austria and closer to their Northern European destinations.

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Student Paleontologist Finds Fossil Remains Of New Species

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 4:03am

During her first fossil-hunting trip, Carissa Raymond, an undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, stumbled upon the teeth of a beaver-like animal that lived 65 million years ago.

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