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Murder Charges Dismissed Against Former Top Thai Leaders

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:03am

Ex-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were charged in connection with a bloody 2010 crackdown on protesters.

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Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:56am

The pop-cult icon may not be, as it turns out, a cat that looks like a girl, but a girl who looks like a cat.

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'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:41am

A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims its troops have mistakenly entered Ukraine.

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Songs As Soundtracks To The Story Of Latin Life

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:40am

This week on Alt.Latino, hear a Mexican legend, a mesmerizing French-Cuban duo and much more.

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In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:20am

Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national song-writing contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

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China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:59am

Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.

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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Finally Make It Official

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:59am

The A-list couple tied the knot Saturday in a private ceremony in France.

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Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:52am

If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.

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Sister Of Boston Bombing Suspects Arrested Over Bomb Threat

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:35am

New York City police allege Ailina Tsarnaeva made threats against her boyfriend's ex. "I know people who can go over there and put a bomb on you," Tsarnaeva allegedly said.

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Atheists Feel Awe, Too

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:35am

Some people of faith claim that the world is meaningless without belief in God or gods or an afterlife. Commentator Barbara J. King says the view of some atheists is mirrored in two recent novels.

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Russian Hackers Reportedly Hit JPMorgan, Other Banks

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:34am

The FBI says it is working with the Secret Service to investigate the alleged swiping of account data, which it's thought might be in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Moscow.

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Playlist: Listens For A Long Hike

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:03am

TED speakers explore big ideas while you explore the great outdoors.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:03am

Download new music from Merchandise, Reigning Sound, The Barr Brothers, Field Report and more.

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Playlist: Surprising Ideas

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:55am

You'll look at the world a different way after listening to these stories.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Part Of Utah's Polygamy Ban

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:30am

The part of the law that prohibits cohabitation with others violates the First and 14th Amendments, the judge ruled. He upheld the part of the law that prohibits multiple marriage licenses.

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