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Students Can Live For Free At Dutch Nursing Home

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:25am

In exchange for volunteering, students can live at no cost. It's an arrangement that's breathing new life into the retirement home.

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Ibeyi On World Cafe

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 11:11am

Hear the young French-Cuban sister act perform songs from its self-titled debut.

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A (Nearly) Comprehensive Guide To The Music Of 'Mad Men'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:56am

From "The Twist" to "Is That All There Is?," the songs that Mad Men uses to depict the 1960s are perfect — but often unpredictable — representations of the decade's slow evolution.

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Lucille Ball Sculptor Apologizes For 'By Far My Most Unsettling' Work

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:47am

"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Created An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:46am

Phyllis R. Klotman made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that may have disappeared otherwise.

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Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:38am

Most artists belong to their times. But Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present.

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Greece Puts A Figure On Nazi-Era Reparations From Germany

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:22am

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliamentary panel the figure was about $305.1 billion. It's the first time Greece has set a figure for the German occupation in the 1940s.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:20am

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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Why Doesn't Your Butt Fall Through The Chair?

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:50am

One of the strangest and least appreciated discoveries of modern physics is that solid matter is — to put it bluntly — a big lie, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Watch Jon Stewart Defend Trevor Noah On 'The Daily Show'

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:17am

Stewart, the show's host, called Noah, the man named to succeed him, "an incredibly thoughtful and ... funny ... individual." Noah had been criticized for the tone and content of some of his tweets.

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Sprawling, Soaring 'Grace Of Kings' Changes The Fantasy Landscape

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:03am

Ken Liu's debut is an epic saga of gods, kings and rebels, set in an invented world with echoes of pan-Asian myth. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls it "beautiful, nuanced, fierce, original, and diverse."

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Pew: Japan And U.S. Respect Each Other And Distrust China

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 8:37am

Japanese and Americans surveyed say they want the two nations to remain close, or get closer. And they share a suspicion of China.

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5 Things You Should Know About Sen. Rand Paul

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 8:03am

The 52-year-old ophthalmologist has founded an eye clinic for low-income patients and once stood on the Senate floor for nearly 13 hours. Here's what else you might not know or remember.

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