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Why The Pope's Stand On Climate Change Matters

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:53am

The public discussion on climate change occupies a weird alternate reality, despite the science; it's not really about the science — which is why Pope Francis's encyclical matters, says Adam Frank.

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Leading Democratic Voice Says Trade Vote Isn't A Done Deal

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:52am

Rep. Chris Van Hollen voted against a key measure in the Trans Pacific Partnership, possibly derailing President Obama's deal. Why?

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Baseball Hacking: FBI Is Looking Into Possible St. Louis Attack On Houston Astros

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:43am

The data breach occurred last year; it centered on proprietary information about players and team operations.

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Songs We Love: Novalima, 'Quebranto'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:34am

The Afro-Peruvian band builds a marvelous listening experience out of layers of sound and history.

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Scientists Use Pasta Machines To Help Native Grasses

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:33am

It's no coincidence that the nutrient-rich seed "pillows" ecologists are making to nurture native seeds look like brown ravioli.

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Song Premiere: Superhumanoids, 'Anxious In Venice'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:05am

The band's new single has the perfect title, as it pairs glamorous electronics with creeping discontent.

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The Best Moments From Donald Trump's Announcement Speech

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:58am

Candidate number 16 entered the race with a passionate speech Tuesday touching on Obamacare, free trade and the U.S.-Mexico border and beating China.

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As NAFTA Memories Linger, Unions Hold Fast Against New Trade Deal

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:50am

Labor unions argue it's yet another deal that will erode American jobs and benefit corporations. But labor specialists say there's a flip side: Companies more engaged in global trade pay higher wages.

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Guest DJ: Kate Tempest On The Power Of Words

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:50am

Our guest DJ of the week, poet and rapper Kate Tempest, picked music that breaks through circumstance to reach audiences directly.

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U.S. House Looks To Buy Time For Obama's Trade Agenda

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:42am

The House is voting once again — but it's just a procedural vote. Trade supporters want to give themselves six more weeks to find a way to reach agreement on a trade package.

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Donald Trump Is In: Promises To 'Make America Great Again'

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:23am

After taking the stage to a sustained ovation as the song "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World," Trump laid out a list of things he would fix if he were in charge.

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'Modern Romance' And The Emerging Audiobook

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:16am

Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance is a good example of an audiobook that finds new ways to play with format and style in a way that builds a separate performance rather than just reading aloud.

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When 'Womanless Weddings' Were Trendy

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:08am

With bearded brides and deep-voiced flower girls, these surreal, public-spirited rituals delighted American communities for decades.

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Balcony Collapse Kills 5 Irish Students In Berkeley, Calif.

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 9:59am

"It is with great sadness that I confirm that a number of young Irish citizens have lost their lives," says Ireland's foreign minister.

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Merry Bloomsday! For Communion With Joyce, Raise A Sacramental Guinness

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 9:34am

To honor the day that James Joyce's character Leopold Bloom wandered the streets in Ulysses, fans the world over have found fitting ways to celebrate — boisterously, and often reverent with obscenity.

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Who's That Batgirl? 'Burnside' Charms Despite Stumbles

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 9:03am

Barbara Gordon gets a perky makeover in the new Batgirl Vol. 1. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says the series is a clever exploration of identity in the digital age, but suffers from occasional cluelessness.

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