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The Giant Foam Finger: What's Your Walk-Up Music?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:03am

Four teams remain in the battle to crown a World Series champion. So it's a natural time for Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby to discuss the songs you hear when different players get up to bat.

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Don't Bug Out! Ebay Auction Lets Bidders Name New Moth Species

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 6:01am

Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."

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The Evidence That White Children Benefit From Integrated Schools

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:04am

It's long been established that poor and minority children do better in integrated classrooms. But there's more and more to suggest that the benefits spread to all students.

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Eddie Murphy Jokes After Accepting Top Prize For Humor

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:52am

The Kennedy Center presented the comedian with the Mark Twain Prize on Sunday. While honored, Murphy did jokingly point out one thing: "Usually when there's a prize, there's money."

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Canadians Head To The Polls To Decide Tight Race

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:26am

Canadians cast votes for parliament Monday, after an 11-week campaign. It's the longest in Canada's modern history — and one of the most contentious. CBC's John Northcott explains what's at play.

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In Maine, Three Generations Work The System To Save For College

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

In Maine, where every newborn gets an automatic $500 grant towards a college education, one family had taken full advantage of the state's generous college savings initiatives.

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The Delicate Dance Between Russia And The U.S. Over Syria

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

U.S. and Russia are in talks with the goal of avoiding confrontations between in Syrian airspace. (Ret.) Air Force General David Deptula explains how these two can work together.

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Early Draft Of King James Bible Discovered In Forgotten Collection, U.S. Scholar Says

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

What's believed to be the earliest known draft of the King James Bible, which is often called the most widely read work in English, has been found in an archive at Cambridge. Scholar Jeffrey Miller of Montclair State University in New Jersey made the discovery.

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Congress Is Back. Now What?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

Congress returns this week and Republicans will take up the unresolved matter Speaker John Boehner's successor. And Hillary Clinton will go before the House Benghazi Committee. Cokie Roberts explains.

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The Strategic Importance Of The Battle For Syria's Aleppo

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

Many groups are battling for control of Syria's second largest city. The Free Syrian Army has its main headquarters here. Middle East analyst Andrew Tabler explains the strategic importance of Aleppo.

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GOP Event Underscores That Religious Voters Aren't Forgotten

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

GOP presidential candidates spoke about faith and politics at a Dallas-area megachurch on Sunday. The event reaffirmed that those voters' and their issues will matter in this election.

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Boko Haram Enlists Young Girls As Suicide Bombers

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

In Nigeria, the Islamist group Boko Haram has turned to using young female suicide bombers. Mausi Segun, of Human Rights Watch, discusses why the extremist group is using these young girls.

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Forget Last Year's Hiccups, Go Get Your Flu Shot

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

Last year, public health officials were taken by surprise when new strains of the flu virus appeared. Not so this year and they advise everyone six months or older to get vaccinated against the flu.

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How The Libyan Revolution Opened The Door To The Islamic State

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

David Greene revisits his 2011 trip to Libya and the period following the fall of Moammar Ghaddafi, to try to understand how the revolution unexpectedly gave way to the Islamic State's incursion.

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Security Tightens As Fighting Between Israelis And Palestinans Continues

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:14am

Israel tightened security around neighborhoods in east Jerusalem after a series of deadly attacks. At least nine Israelis and more than 40 Palestinians have been killed in the past five weeks.

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Children Want Factual Stories, Versus Fantasy, More Often Than Adults

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:35am

Childhood is a time of pretend play, fantasy lands and make-believe. But Tania Lombrozo explores a study showing when factual stories are pitted against fictional tales, kids lean toward the real.

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'The Knick' Returns To The Bloody Pursuit Of Knowledge

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:25am

The TV show, set in a New York City hospital in the early 1900s, depicts turn-of-the-century medicine in grisly detail. Stars Clive Owen and Andre Holland say there's no nostalgia involved.

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Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:24am

High fees are eroding the retirement savings of millions of Americans, but employers who shop around can find better options for their 401(k) plans. A small Minnesota firm offers a dramatic example.

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Opinion: Finding A Good Financial Adviser Without Paying Too Much

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 2:33am

Finding a good financial adviser can be tricky. Their investing strategy, fees and how they charge them come into play. Wharton economics professor Kent Smetters offers tips on selecting an adviser.

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