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Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 6 In Shooting At A Pool Party In San Diego

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 8:07am

Witnesses say the gunman, who was white, was holding a beer as he fired into the crowd. All of his victims are people of color.

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Watch Sufjan Stevens Perform The Entirety Of 'Carrie And Lowell'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 8:04am

Sufjan Stevens has shared a full concert video from his 2015 tour for the heartbreakingly beautiful album Carrie & Lowell.

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John Mellencamp On World Cafe

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 8:00am

The singer, songwriter, poet and painter is back with his 23rd album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. Hear a taste of the album, plus some personal stories, in this World Cafe session.

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Top Stories: May Day Protests Highlight Trump Actions; Cleaning Up Coal

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 7:42am

Also: Weekend storms have now left at least 14 people dead; a new Japanese law allows a Japanese warship to escort a U.S. military supply ship; and a 5-year-old Cleveland girl is missing.

Don't Hire Me. Hire A Female Composer Instead

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 7:00am

The number of female composers represented in the programming at America's top orchestras is dismal — less than 2 percent. Guest essayist Mohammed Fairouz proposes one provocative solution.

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Can Repeating False Information Help People Remember True Information?

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:51am

Even after misinformation is retracted, many people continue to treat it as true — called the "continued influence effect." Tania Lombrozo considers a new study on options for righting wrongs.

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Venezuela's Economic Hardship Makes Life Tough For Motorists

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:48am

A few years ago, Venezuela had a booming auto industry but times have changed. Motorists are forced to have very old cars repaired — buying a new car is out of the question for most Venezuelans.

Last-Minute Budget Deal Reached Before Government Shutdown Deadline

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:44am

The bipartisan plan would keep the government open through the fiscal year. And, President Trump made a phone call to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to talk about North Korea.

First Listen: Ásgeir, 'Afterglow'

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:00am

A mix of organic instrumentation, lilting electronics, and Ásgeir's otherworldly voice hits a sweet spot between emotion and mystique

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Gear Stolen From Metallica Cover Band

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 5:38am

Blistered Earth had their gear stolen last weekend. Who rescued them? Some musicians who know their style of music well: Metallica. The tribute band thanked their heroes on Facebook.

Merriam-Webster Adds 'Sheeple' As An Official Word

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 5:13am

Sheeple are people who are docile, compliant or easily influenced. "Apple has debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone, an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $99 for."

4 Things We Don't Know About AP Tests

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 4:53am

Nearly 3 million students take their Advanced Placement exams in the coming weeks. There's very little independent research on the benefits of these courses.

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