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Trump Looms Over GOP Senate Races In 3 Battleground States

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

In the swing states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, Republican Senate campaigns are calibrating how to run races where some GOP voters are energized, and others outraged by the party's nominee.

'Moonlight': Coming Of Age In Miami During The War On Drugs Era

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

The new movie takes on black male intimacy. Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from a play by Tarell McCraney, it's a coming-of-age story of a young, black, gay man in "war on drugs" Miami.

Study: Immigrants Face Backlash But Do The Same To The Next Group

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Many immigrant groups faced prejudice and suspicion when they first arrived in the U.S. quickly turn around and exhibit the same kinds of prejudice and suspicions toward those who come after them.

Smithsonian Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Repair Ruby Slippers

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizzard Of Oz are 80 years old, and have been on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History for more than 30 years.

With An Election Loss, Rumors Build That Trump Would Launch TV Network

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 4:00am

According to The Financial Times, Trump's son-in-law approached an investment banker about the possibility of launching a Trump network. Trump denied the report — calling it a "false rumor."

What Makes For Quality Child Care? It Depends Who You Ask

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:44am

Parents look for a place where their child will be loved and happy, but often have to make decisions based on cost and location. Researchers are looking for a rich developmental experience.

In S. Korea, Samsung's Recall Troubles Come At An Already Crucial Moment

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:44am

In Samsung's home country, the conglomerate was already feeling the heat in more ways than one.

Election Law Expert: Rigged Election 'Extraordinarily Unlikely'

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 3:43am

Donald Trump has questioned the integrity of the election. Edward Foley of Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law says he's not convinced that could happen on Nov. 8.

'Russian Man Calls The Cops When Wife Tries To Raise Kids As Vegetarians'

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 6:05am

That was the headline in The Moscow Times. The husband reportedly told the police that his vegetarian wife, by forcing the kids to forego meat, was having a negative impact on their development.

Luke Perry Makes The Cover Of AARP

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 5:56am

Luke Perry, the bad boy of TV's Beverly Hills, 90210, turned 50 last week. AARP the magazine made him the cover boy of its latest issue, declaring: "Welcome to the 902-5-OH."

Politics In The News: Debate Prep

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

The third and final presidential debate will be held on Wednesday in Las Vegas. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist.

Iraqi Forces Begin Effort To Drive ISIS From Mosul

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

A U.S.-backed effort by Iraqi forces to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS has begun. It was in Mosul that the leader of the Islamic State officially declared a caliphate.

'Truevine': The Tale Of 2 Black Albino Brothers Forced To Work For The Circus

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

A new book tells the story of African-American albino twins who were kidnapped near Roanoke, Va., and forced to appear in sideshows. For years the story was a cautionary tale for kids in the area.

Union Publicizes Sexual Harassment In Chicago's Hospitality Industry

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

A survey of hundreds of women working in hotels and casinos indicates widespread instances of assault by male guests. A union is pushing for legislation targeting sexual harassment on the job.

Amid Strained U.S. Relations, Philippine President To Visit China

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

President Duterte has made noises about rethinking the long standing U.S.-Philippines defense alliance. He's even talked about buying military hardware from China and Russia.

Canadians Invited To Share What Makes America Great

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

The "Tell America It's Great" campaign, was started by a Toronto-based creative agency. It put out an open call for Canadians to share videos of what they like about America and what makes it great.

How The Concept Of Implicit Bias Came Into Being

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

Implicit bias has become a key part of the national dialogue on race in America. To learn more about the history of the term, we turn to Mahzarin Banaji, one of the researchers who founded the theory.

On Energy And Climate Change, Clinton And Trump Differ Sharply

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:03am

Presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different views on energy and climate change. In our series, What's The Issue, we find out just how much they differ.

There's Really No Comparison Between The Trump And Clinton Foundations

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 4:00am

They're both foundations, and they've both become political liabilities for the major presidential candidates. But beyond that, the Clinton and Trump foundations have remarkably little in common.

Europe Wakes Up To Prospect Of Female Terrorists

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:57am

Under the ISIS model in Syria, "It's become a sort of family jihad," says a French journalist. "Couples go together, sharing a common project. And the role women play is as strong as that of men."




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