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Damien Rice On World Cafe

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:45am

The Irish singer-songwriter discusses making music again after an eight-year break from recording.

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Should Belgrade's War-Ravaged Buildings Be Preserved?

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:40am

Serbia may be heading toward EU membership, but its capital still offers striking reminders of a more turbulent recent past.

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Some Gay Couples In Florida Can Get Married Today

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:52am

A judge's decision paves the way for same-sex couples in Miami-Dade County to marry, starting at 2 p.m. In the rest of the state, gay couples can get married at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:52am

Lots of children have smartphones tucked under the pillow or on the nightstand. That may be enough to compromise sleep and make children feel less rested, a study finds.

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Housing In 2015: Four Reasons For Optimism (And One For Worry)

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:58am

Increased hiring and high rents could make this a banner year for homebuying. But a looming decision by the Federal Reserve could scare off potential buyers and disrupt the housing recovery.

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Why The Euro Fell To A 9-Year Low Against The Dollar

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:55am

A combination of political instability in Greece, possible quantitative easing in the eurozone and a stronger dollar are all pushing the common European currency lower.

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KEXP Presents: Girl Band

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:47am

The all-male Dublin quartet plays aggressive pop that can sound like chainsaws attacking a DJ rig. Watch the group perform "Lawman" at Kex Hostel in Reykjavik during the Iceland Airwaves festival.

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Gov. Christie: Nobody Ribbed Me When The Cowboys Were Losing

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:07am

Gov. Chris Christie made news over the weekend because of his awkward hug with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He says he'd take the ribbing if it means more Cowboys victories.

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From Patton Oswalt, A Movie Memoir That's Best Outside The Theater

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:02am

Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt recounts his movie addiction in the memoir Silver Screen Fiend, which finds its best stories away from the theater.

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China's Villages Are Dying. A New Film Asks If They Can Be Saved

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:36am

"Down to the Countryside" follows an artist as he moves from bustling Beijing to the fading village of Bishan. He hopes to revitalize rural life as part of China's growing "back-to-the-land" movement.

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My Resolution For 2015: Be Smart About My Smartphone

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:23am

Next time you shoot off an e-mail between errands, will you praise your dedication or lament your inefficiency? Commentator Tania Lombrozo's new year's resolution is to rethink emailing after hours.

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Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:08am

One consequence of the thousands of breweries that have sprung up? Just about all the beer names you can imagine have been snapped up. That's making it harder for newcomers to name that brew.

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