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Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after a motorist died using its Autopilot feature. It has ambitions to be a tech company and an energy company, but first it must become a successful car company.

Are Russians Behind The DNC Email Leaks?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

As leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee rock that party's convention this week, federal law enforcement officials are investigating the hack and whether it was orchestrated by Russia.

Was That A Russian Spy, Or Am I Getting Paranoid?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:44am

Journalists, dissidents, human rights workers all tell stories of being followed and harassed by Russia's security services. They range from the comical to the frightening.

To Protect History, A National Park Preps For Climate Change

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:43am

Climate change is affecting what's in Mesa Verde National Park that visitors see. Over the last decade, scorching wildfires have destroyed archaeological artifacts — and have also revealed new ones.

After His Assassination, A Pakistani Artist's Family Keeps His Song Alive

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:42am

The famed qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot down last month in Karachi, Pakistan, apparently by the Taliban. The vocalist's family is pledging to keep his home a refuge of, and for, music.

A 'Messy, Messy Beginning' At Democrats' Breakfast In Philadelphia

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:54pm

Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz, who is stepping down amid an email scandal, was booed Monday. Is that a hint of what's to come as Bernie Sanders speaks tonight?

At Democratic Convention Kickoff Breakfast, Outgoing Chairwoman Booed

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:43pm

It's not a good opening for the Democratic National Convention: At a breakfast hosted by the delegation from Debbie Wasserman Shultz's home state of Florida, she was booed before she started talking.

Politics In The News: The Democratic Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Cokie Roberts and the Washington Post's Robert Costa talk politics ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Pokémon Go Is Everywhere, Even At Foggy Bottom

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

State Department briefings can be long, so it wasn't surprising that a reporter seemed a little distracted the other day. Department spokesman John Kirby caught the reporter playing Pokémon Go.

Sanders Supporters On The March Against Clinton

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

There's been a lot of talk about party unity at the Democratic National Convention, but many progressives who backed Bernie Sanders continue to have misgivings about Hillary Clinton.

In Which We Learn Michael Caine's Other Name

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Airport security personnel often recognize Sir Michael Caine, just not the name on his passport — Maurice Micklewhite, his birth name. Tired of the confusion, he has legally adopted his stage name.

Russian Team Escapes Ban At The Olympics

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

The International Olympic Committee announced it will not impose a blanket ban on the entire Russian team from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite evidence of state-sponsored doping.

Deadly Blast In Germany Renews Fears Over Refugees

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

A Syrian refugee seeking asylum set off a bomb Sunday in southern Germany, killing himself and wounding 12 others. German investigators are examining whether this was an act of terrorism.

What Verizon Will Get When It Buys Yahoo

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Verizon is expected to announce a deal to buy Yahoo's Internet business on Monday. The telecom giant is eyeing Yahoo's content — and more opportunities to sell ads on it.

Michigan Lawmaker Offers Her Views On The Democratic Convention

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

David Greene speaks with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell of Michigan, whose district is home to the auto industry, about this week's Democratic National Convention.

Why Some Police Shootings Get Media Attention While Others Don't

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

All victims of police violence are equal — or are they? Who is a victim worthy of media coverage, and who gets overlooked — or passed over — when such shootings are covered?

Why Hillary Clinton's Big Moment May Not Feel Historical

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:10am

Hillary Clinton is making history as the first female nominee of a major U.S. political party. But for many this milestone doesn't feel like a big deal, in part because of her long experience.

If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 4:02am

"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union cavalryman wrote in 1865. Hidden Kitchens looks at three American wars through the lens of coffee: the Civil War, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

Dunkin' Donuts To Add More Eggs To Its Egg Patty

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:46am

The company says while there will be more eggs, there will be less water and other ingredients. The downside is that the egg patty will also have more calories.




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