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Obama To Cut Short India Visit For Stop In Saudi Arabia

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:10am

The president will shave one day from the planned three-day visit to India to make room in his schedule to visit the new Saudi king in Riyadh.

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The Good Listener: If You Don't Like Music, Do You Have A Soul?

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:03am

Is it possible for a human being to truly not enjoy music?

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Two Outcasts Form An Artistic Bond In 'Mr. Mac And Me'

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:59am

Painter's daughter Esther Freud weaves her own experiences into the story of a lonely little boy in a British seacoast town, who befriends the great Art Nouveau designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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'What Do I Do?' For Sexual Assault Survivors, An App Has All The Answers

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:57am

The D.C.-based smartphone tool connects people with a ride to the hospital and a team of medical professionals trained in dealing with sexual assault. But students aren't rushing to download the app.

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A Japanese Singing Competition Blooms In Colorado

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:56am

Kohaku Uta Gassen is a popular singing competition with roots in Japan. It came to the U.S. with a generation of immigrants from that country, and Denver's Kohaku is still thriving today.

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Do You Have To Read 'Frog?' No, But You Might Want To

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:03am

Reviewer Jason Sheehan says Mo Yan's Frog is not without issues, but still offers a thoughtful tale of a dark era in modern Chinese history, touched with humor and occasional magic.

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'En Garde' Takes On New Urgency In A Duel With Machetes

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:03am

The short film 'Papa Machete,' which is having its U.S. premiere this week at Sundance, introduces viewers to a 70-year-old Haitian farmer who's the master of a secret martial arts form.

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Chicago Cubs Legend Ernie Banks, 1st Black Player In Team History, Dies

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:00am

The shortstop known as "Mr. Cub," who began his career in the Negro leagues, hit 512 home runs in his 19 seasons with the team and remained a cherished figure to the team and its fans. He was 83.

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4-Year Prison Term For Colorado Woman Over Plot To Join ISIS

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:01pm

When she was arrested, Conley was living in the Denver suburb of Arvada. She told FBI agents that she planned to live with a man in Syria and be a camp nurse for ISIS there.

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Episode 598: The Very First Short

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:21pm

There have been short sellers throughout history. Today, the story of a man who was the very first short seller. The first person to bet that a stock will go down. It doesn't go well for him.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:17pm

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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'Modern Farmer' Owner Says It Will Live On, Despite Staff Exit

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:04pm

Several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing audacious headlines.

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Supreme Court Agrees To Rule On Constitutionality Of Execution Drug Cocktail

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:59pm

Three Oklahoma inmates say they face the risk of extreme suffering, which would violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:44pm

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:06pm

The city's recruitment effort has a very different feel from years past as it tries to attract more diverse candidates. The force is 80 percent white; the population is more than 30 percent black.

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UVA Sororities Push To Host Their Own Parties

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:06pm

Audie Cornish talks to Nicolette Gendron, a member of Kappa Alpha Beta Sorority at the University of Virginia and a writer for the C-Ville Weekly.

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Sabiduría: The Outsider Within

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:05pm

Young Afro-Latina entrepreneur Janel Martinez shares a brief essay about coming to terms with her identity.

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Buika

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:05pm

Mallorca's flamenco-soul-jazz singer Concha Buika is as talented as she is fearless. Maria talks with Buika about her music and her joy in the face of adversity.

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Marta Moreno Vega

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:05pm

For decades, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has helped to define Afro-Latino identity within and outside of the United States. She joins Latino USA to talk about identity, equity and cultural capital.

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Garifuna: A U.S.-Honduran Story

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:05pm

Host Maria Hinojosa and producer Marlon Bishop report on the Garifuna community, both in the Bronx and in Honduras.

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