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Nusra Front Attacks U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:24am

The Syrian insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaeda has attacked U.S.-backed Syrian fighters. NPR's Rachel Martin gets the details from Anne Barnard of the New York Times.

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Better Pack Your Duffle Before A Duel With This Puzzle

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:24am

Every answer this week is a six-letter word that contains two consecutive F's. Use each anagram of the other four letters to find the full six-letter word.

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This 'Woman With A Secret' Plays Deadly Mind Games

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:03am

Sophie Hannah's new psychological crime thriller is about the cruel machinations of outwardly nice married folks with too much time on their hands.

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Rivers Run Through This Exhibit Of Colombia Art

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:03am

'Waterweavers' shows how rivers, fibers and recycled plastic bottles are all part of the culture of the country.

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Luther Campbell Of 2 Live Crew On Fame, Obscenity And Community

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:42am

Before joining the notoriously shocking rap crew, Campbell was a party-rocking DJ in Miami. Even then, he knew that being aggressively different could lead to success.

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A (Very) Young Jazz Pianist Takes Giant Steps Towards Musical Mastery

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:27am

In the midst of releasing his debut album and playing the Newport Jazz Festival, 12-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander is staying centered.

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Counterfeit Duck Confit: All Of The Flavor, Without The Labor

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:23am

A classic French dish, confit de canard was originally a way to preserve meat, and traditional recipes can require dozens of steps to prepare. David Lebovitz's fake take cuts the steps down to five.

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For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 4:18am

In Puerto Rico, poverty and lax rules have stranded about 300,000 dogs as strays. So, rescue groups are sending many of those dogs to the mainland — and trying to change attitudes on the island.

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Texas Attorney General Indicted On Felony Charges, 'New York Times' Reports

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 8:47pm

State attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted on three counts of securities fraud, according to the Times, and is expected to turn himself in to authorities on Monday.

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:21pm

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.

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A Lawyer's Advice For Black Men At Traffic Stops: 'Comply Now, Contest Later'

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 5:16pm

Attorney Eric Broyles teamed up with a police officer to pen a handbook for African-American men dealing with police encounters. Above all, he recommends clarity, empathy — and getting badge numbers.

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Reggie Watts, Man Of Many Voices, Improvised His Way To Success

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:15pm

The comedian and Late, Late Show band leader beatboxes, imitates and impersonates with amazing accuracy. It was a phone call from Conan O'Brien that put Watts' one-man show into the spotlight.

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Jericho Isn't Cecil's Brother And Is Probably Still Alive, Lion Researcher Says

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:14pm

Citing "huge disgust and sadness," a conservation group said the lion nicknamed Jericho had been killed Saturday. But a researcher in Zimbabwe says he doesn't believe it.

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A Look Back On 'Middle Passage': The Evolution Of A Literary Classic

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

Twenty-five years after Charles Johnson's Middle Passage — which dwells with race, class and gender in 19th-century America — won the National Book Award, he reflects on his book's evolving meaning.

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76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

The story, called "Temperature," had never been published and was presumed lost. Long after magazine editor Andrew Gulli began his search for the story, he finally found it — and put it in print.

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More Than A Toy: Lego Enthusiasts Have Built A Community

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

A LEGO Brickumentary chronicles how children and adults alike use Legos for work, play and therapy. The documentary also explores the Lego Group's near demise — and meteoric return.

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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.

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After A West Bank Home Goes Up In Flames, Tensions Flare In The Region

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

A Palestinian baby was killed Friday in an arson attack in the West Bank. Jewish settlers are suspected in the attack, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called "an act of terrorism."

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ISIS Is No Weaker Than A Year Ago, Officials Say

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:10pm

U.S. officials believe the recent bombing campaign has done little to dislodge the self-declared Islamic State from Iraq and Syria, says an Associated Press report. AP reporter Ken Dilanian explains.

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SuperPAC Fundraising Already Dwarfs 2012 Levels

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 3:51pm

With the first big superPAC fundraising report of the 2016 campaign, it's already clear that this presidential election will be fueled by gargantuan sums of money.

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