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Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:28pm

The Democratic candidate drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Race For 2016: Christie Enters Race, Clinton Raises $45 Million

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:20pm

We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR's Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan.

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Tunisians Call For Balanced Response To Terror Attack

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:11pm

Many want to make sure the government strengthens security without infringing on the democratic gains made in the Arab Spring.

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U.S. Economy Adds 223,000 Jobs In June, But Wages Were Flat

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:06pm

Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:58am

After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.

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Viking's Choice: toe, 'My Little Wish'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:30am

Drummer Kashikura Takashi is capable of Questlove-level precision and soul one moment, and a cyclone of controlled chaos the next. Synapses fire in all directions in this ecstatic, noodly track.

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All Songs At 15: What Our First Webcast Got Right

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:26am

For Throwback Thursday this week, we look back at the show Robin Hilton called a "near disaster" and Bob Boilen remembers as an all-time favorite.

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Sweeping Or Skydiving? When Counting Calories It's All The Same

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:09am

Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.

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KCRW Presents: Bilal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:48am

The Philly-bred soul singer brings real pathos to the KCRW studio for a performance of "Satellites."

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:17am

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:03am

This reissue of Gilbert Hernandez' series starts out noir — a young man with amnesia and a mysterious lipstick trace — but quickly gets weird. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says it's full of "goofy joy."

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Top Stories: All Clear At Navy Yard; BP Claim Settlement

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:42am

Also: The Justice Department wants Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials; President Obama asks Congress to end the Cuba embargo; and there's been another shark attack in North Carolina.

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Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:27am

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:22am

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:18am

Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:56am

See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:02am

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:11am

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:33am

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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