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Cults, Foam Heads And Other Weird Things Thrive In 'Body Like Mine'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:48pm

Alexandra Kleeman's novel, populated by TV-obsessed characters on a steady diet of Popsicles and oranges, is a controlled exercise in what critic Jason Sheehan calls "terrifying banality."

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Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:46pm

The natural disaster of Katrina and the man-made tragedy that followed catapulted local figures and obscure federal officials into the spotlight.

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FDA Warns Tobacco Companies Advertising 'Natural' Cigarettes

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:20pm

Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free", the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.

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Hispanic Or Latino? A Guide For The U.S. Presidential Campaign

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 1:18pm

Donald Trump has put immigration front and center in his campaign. This has placed renewed focus on the confusing question of how to refer to people from Latin America, including those now in the U.S.

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Chinese Action Musical Comes To Denver

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:52pm

"Terracotta Warriors 3D" is a live performance piece centered around the story of China’s first emperor.

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Fraternity Banners: Harmless Fun Or Sexual Harassment?

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:45pm

The signs at Old Dominion University were criticized for mocking sexual violence against women, and sparked national outrage.

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Fruta Extraña: The Story Of Fruit In Latin America, Told Through Music

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

From the Chiquita Banana Girl to the Banana Republic, Alt.Latino takes a knife to the rich, fruit-themed songs that pervade Latin music.

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Larry David's First Time On Broadway: 'It's Not So Easy!'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

The comedian wrote and stars in Fish in the Dark, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. Originally broadcast March 5, 2015.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:43pm

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.

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New Hampshire Rape Trial Exposes Alleged 'Hook-Up' Tradition

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:40pm

A former student at an elite prep school is on trial for allegedly raping a freshman girl two days before graduation in 2014.

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Baby Panda Dies At The National Zoo

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:33pm

Only few days after its birth, the smaller of the two newborn panda cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo has died.

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Help Wanted: Last Pediatrician On Mendocino Coast Retires

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:23pm

For 35 years, Dr. Bill Mahon has tended newborns and broken bones, given kids checkups and spinal taps. But luring new doctors with big debt and urban dreams to the redwoods is harder than it sounds.

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Usain Bolt Is Knocked Over By Segway-Riding Cameraman After Winning Gold

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:22pm

The incident happened at the World Athletic Championships, where a highly anticipated match-up had pitted Bolt against America's Justin Gatlin.

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2 Immigrants Explain What It Took To Come To The U.S. Legally

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:20pm

The majority of immigrants to the United States come legally. More often than not, it's a complicated process that can take many years.

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Investigation: Companies Prey On Victims Of Lead Poisoning

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:12pm

Washington Post reporter Terrence McCoy found that many victims sold their settlements, sometimes for pennies on the dollar.

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Planned Parenthood Fights Back

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:08pm

In a new report sent to Congress, the organization says controversial videos alleging the sale of fetal tissue are "heavily edited" to "significantly distort" actual events and conversations.

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Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:06pm

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

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Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal Information

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:52am

Activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at abortion clinics – and their personal medical records.

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Kentucky Clerk's Office Continues To Refuse Marriage Licenses

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:40am

A same-sex couple was denied a license Thursday morning, even after a federal appeals court denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' bid to refuse to issue marriage licenses for religious reasons.

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Ancient Tomb In Spain Destroyed And Replaced With A Picnic Table

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:03am

In a case of mistaken identity, builders in the Galicia region confused a Neolithic tomb for a broken stone table and replaced it with a new concrete one.

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