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More Questions Emerge About Brian Williams' Comments

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:57am

A pilot who partly backed the NBC anchor's account of being on a chopper that took fire is revising his story. Also, a newspaper is questioning what Williams said he saw during Hurricane Katrina.

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Thailand's Military Moves Closer To China

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:45am

An agreement for stronger ties with Beijing comes after last year's coup in Thailand that has soured relations between Bangkok and Washington.

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World Cafe Presents: George Ezra

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:24am

The English singer-songwriter's rich voice separates him from the pack in songs like 'Budapest.'

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The Futurologist by Kristen Steenbeeke

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:13am

The Futurologist's job is to see the future... but he's losing his powers.

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The Birds

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:13am

With a houseful of her favorite birds, and a hurricane on the way, Nikki's life is about to take a serious turn.

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Portal

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:13am

Jennifer Percy was just a young graduate student researching PTSD. But the closer she got to understanding the inner workings of one soldier's trauma, the more she lost her own footing in reality.

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Oil Industry Sees Layoffs, Even As Jobs Numbers Rise Elsewhere

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:07am

The energy sector is laying off workers, as falling oil prices have slowed drilling. Analysts are sifting through the January employment report, which showed American employers added 257,000 jobs.

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Canadians Have A Right To Assisted Suicide, High Court Says

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:53am

The Canadian Supreme Court said the existing ban denies people the right "to make decisions concerning their bodily integrity and medical care" and leaves them "to endure intolerable suffering."

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Yemen's Houthi Rebels Dissolve Parliament, Seize Power

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:53am

A televised statement said the group was forming a presidential council that would run the country. It called the takeover "a new era that will take Yemen to safe shores."

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Measles Vaccination Rates: Tanzania Does Better Than U.S.

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:34am

A map from the World Health Organization reveals show something interesting: Many poor countries have higher vaccination rates than rich ones.

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Kansas Will Cut Education Funding To Help Close Budget Gap

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 9:25am

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, whose aggressive tax cutting measures helped trigger the financial crisis, said the schools' funding levels are unsustainable.

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Officials Predict More Measles Cases After 5 Babies Are Diagnosed In Illinois

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:54am

Because the Chicago-area patients are all under a year old, they can't be vaccinated. Saying that more cases are likely, a Cook County health official warns, "The cat is out of the bag."

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How Does Envy Help Us Better Understand Ourselves?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Parul Sehgal, an editor at The New York Times Book Review, says as dangerous as envy can be, it can teach us a lot about who we are and what we really want.

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Why Should We Treat Violence Like A Contagious Disease?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

While looking at the problem of gun violence, Dr. Gary Slutkin wondered — what if it could be treated like a communicable disease? His program, Cure Violence, aims to do just that, with real results.

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What's The Antidote To Political Apathy?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Activist Dave Meslin says even though we're apathetic about local politics, we're hardly sloths.

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What Does Losing To A Computer Tell Us About Pride?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Ken Jennings has made a career of being the know-it-all. But then he challenged a supercomputer, Watson — and lost. Jennings explains how it felt to have a computer beat him and crush his pride.

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How Should We Distribute Our Wealth?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with several houses, but is he greedy? He argues that an increase in minimum wage would be good for everyone.

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How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett explains how his city sidestepped gluttony and collectively dropped one million pounds.

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What Did Cavemen Think About Lust?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Christopher Ryan says that human beings are sexual omnivores and hopes that a better understanding of sexual fidelity may end discrimination, shame and unrealistic expectations.

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