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Some Schools Are Lightening Students' Load By Eliminating Textbooks

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:52am

The price tag for a college education has skyrocketed in recent years. And having to pay hefty prices for textbooks certainly isn't helping.

Coyotes, Wildfires And Cougars: The Sounds Of Yellowstone

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:47am

Hear what active wildfire sounds like up close, the yips of wild coyotes and a rarely heard sound of a cougar.

Montana, A Red State That Could Turn Blue

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:40am

President Barack Obama nearly won Montana in 2008, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson could steal away a significant amount of votes from Donald Trump in 2016.

What Happens If Cougars Make A New England Comeback?

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:33am

A study is exploring what would happen to deer — and to humans — if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast: the mountain lion, also known as the cougar.

The Science Behind What Makes Yellowstone's Geysers Erupt

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:20am

Yellowstone National Park is home to more geysers than any place on Earth, and researchers are still learning about how they work.

Songs We Love: S U R V I V E, 'Wardenclyffe'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:12am

The band behind the Stranger Things soundtrack offers a slow-mo synth chugger that would be equally effective during a Halloween double feature or on the dance floor.

Senate Tracker: In Reliably Republican Alaska, Challenges From A Democrat And An Independent

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:11am

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti hears the latest about the race from Liz Ruskin, Washington correspondent for Alaska Public Radio.

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:38am

The only commercial tea plantation in the U.S. is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.

President Obama To Tour Flood Destruction In Louisiana

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:17am

Obama will visit a neighborhood in Baton Rouge more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.

The Tragic Turn of the Frightnrs' First — And Last — Record

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:15am

How a retro reggae band crafted a triumphant Daptone Records debut, all while racing against the most intimidating deadline possible.

Tighter Patent Rules Could Help Lower Drug Prices, Study Shows

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:14am

Repeated extensions of drug patents help fend off competitors, researchers say, keeping prices high. And the fact that Medicare and Medicaid can't negotiate for discounts doesn't help, either.

On Immigration, Trump Appears To Shift Focus To Getting 'Rid Of The Bad Ones'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:05am

Donald Trump had promised to identify and remove the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally. But the candidate wouldn't say whether his new comments are a policy shift.

American Football Announce First Record In 17 Years, Hear A New Song Now

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:58am

The wait is over: American Football has a new record coming Oct. 21 and a beautifully wistful new song called "Ive Been Lost For So Long."

In A Tiny German Town, Residents And Refugees Adapt

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:29am

Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.

Hear Sharon Van Etten's Tribute To The Orlando Shooting Victims

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:28am

The song, "Not Myself," is a gorgeous and haunting elegy.

Viking's Choice: Sad13, 'Get A Yes'

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:55am

A new solo project from Speedy Ortiz singer-guitarist Sadie Dupuis is all pop and empowerment: "I wanted to make a pop song that explores the excitement inherent in getting and giving consent."

Mysterious, Encrypted Medieval Manuscript Set To Be Published In Replica

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:48am

Want to try to crack the code of the Voynich Manuscript, written in an unknown language with unrecognizable illustrations? You might soon be able to buy a precise copy of the book ... for some $8,000.

WATCH: Clinton Opens Pickle Jar In Response To Rumors About Her Health

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 8:31am

Hillary Clinton dismissed rumors about her health that Donald Trump and his supporters have been raising during an appearance on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Top Stories: Louisiana Flood Recovery; Zika Cases In Florida

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:48am

Also: Donald Trump cancels a planned speech on immigration; the U.N. repeats calls for a humanitarian truce in Syria; and Tropical Storm Gaston gains strength in the Atlantic Ocean.

Doctors Get Disciplined For Misconduct; Drug Firms Keep Paying Them

Tue, 08/23/2016 - 7:00am

Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device firms have paid doctors for their services even after the doctors were disciplined for serious misconduct by state medical boards, an analysis finds.

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