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Jeb Bush Slow Jams The News

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:58pm

We listen to the Republican presidential candidate "slow jam the news" with Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show."

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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:55pm

Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.

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If You Don't Get To Be Black Without 'The Struggle,' Let's Not Forget The Jokes

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:54pm

Thousands of people used the Twitter hashtag #AskRachel to joke that Rachel Dolezal was successful in her racial subterfuge because she'd been insufficiently vetted by members of the black community.

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Alaskan Wildfire Hits The Heart Of Mushing Country

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:52pm

More than 500 sled dogs have been evacuated from Willow, Alaska - the traditional starting place for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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Song Premiere: Fairground Saints, 'Turn This Car Around'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:51pm

A newly formed trio pairs sweet folk-pop harmony with fightin' words.

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The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:46pm

Donald Trump held up a one-page summary of his wealth that he claimed showed he's worth almost $9 billion. But the public essentially has to take his word for it until more details are disclosed.

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To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:45pm

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.

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DJ Session: From Summertime Pop To Brooding Electronica

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:40pm

Travis Holcombe of KCRW shares a playlist including a Jamie xx song that's "my favorite track on my favorite album of the year so far."

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Whatever Happened To The Debate Over Use of Force Against ISIS?

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:38pm

For months, members of Congress called on the president to seek approval for the use of military force. But when he finally did so, the climate suddenly changed.

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Greek Central Bank Issues Warning

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:33pm

The country could be on a "painful course" to default and exit from both the eurozone and the European Union, the bank warned.

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Should Professors Be Allowed To Date Students? One Professor Says 'Yes'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:20pm

An increasing number of schools are banning relationships - even consensual ones - between professors and undergraduates.

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In Combustible, Muslim Karachi, A Christian Erects A 140-Foot Cross

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:16pm

Parvez Henry Gill says the cross is intended as a "symbol of peace." But in a city where sectarian violence is common, the cross could become a target. Gill acknowledges that death threats are common.

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Oklahoma Rain A Mixed Blessing For Drought-Stricken Ranchers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:12pm

It ended years of drought and will help foster hay growth, but floods also washed away infrastructure and dispersed herds.

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The Upside To Weeks Of Rain In Texas: Finally Emerging From Drought

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:06pm

Wichita Falls has finally lifted emergency water restrictions that were in place for four years, during its worst drought on record.

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