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The Trouble With Truffles

5 hours 15 sec ago

Truffle hunters in Oregon say they’ve been shut out of some of their favorite spots, as a result of new regulations.

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

5 hours 18 min ago

President Obama signed a new executive order that will allow the administration to freeze the assets of any individual or group involved in "malicious" cyberattacks.

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China's New Development Bank, And What It Means For The U.S.

5 hours 20 min ago

Applications have been flooding in this week for countries who want to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

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Reversible Abortions? Doctors Question Arizona Law

5 hours 21 min ago

Arizona's governor has signed a law requiring doctors who perform drug-induced abortions to tell women the procedure may be reversible.

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Arkansas Governor Urges Changes To Religious Objection Bill

5 hours 26 min ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the measure wasn't intended to allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

5 hours 40 min ago

With the can-do gusto of an after-school special, Sharpless — part of the New York arts collective The Epoch — nails a cover of the Home Movies rock opera for the Faux Real II compilation.

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Study: Time With Mom More Important In Adolescence Than Younger Years

5 hours 41 min ago

Researchers compared children's behaviors, emotions and academics to the amount of time they spent with their mothers.

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How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude

5 hours 43 min ago

On new albums, Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar and Laura Marling all hold the world at a distance in order to embrace creation.

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What Amazon's New 'Dash Button' Means For Shoppers

5 hours 48 min ago

The online retail giant is rolling out a new way to order online: wifi-enabled buttons that place orders for specific products when pushed.

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Nigeria's Peaceful Handover Of Power Is 'Huge'

5 hours 53 min ago

The apparent successful show of democracy marks a historic moment for the West African country.

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Stromae's New 'Carmen' Slashes Hashtag Cluture

6 hours 3 min ago

The international superstar puts social media in the cross hairs in his latest video. Watch this thought-provoking animated short from the director of The Triplets of Belleville.

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Pew: 'Smartphone-Dependents' Often Have No Backup Plan For Web Access

6 hours 35 min ago

People who rely most on their smartphones to get online, often deal more frequently with service interruptions, because of financial hardship and data caps.

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Hot Club Of Cowtown On Mountain Stage

6 hours 36 min ago

With its unique fusion of Western swing and hot jazz, the trio performs live in West Virginia.

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Thailand Lifts Martial Law, But Critics Say Its Replacement Is Worse

7 hours 2 min ago

The announcement to lift martial law goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.

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Trash Travels: One Teddy Bear's Journey

7 hours 7 min ago

We find out what happened to that teddy bear from our show on trash. Did it end up in a landfill or was it sent out of the country to be recycled?

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A Leap Forward In The Science Of Human Locomotion

7 hours 37 min ago

Researchers at Nevada State University have discovered a surprising truth about the most efficient way to travel on two legs.

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Scary Times For California Farmers As Snowpack Hits Record Lows

8 hours 5 min ago

Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.

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Patton Oswalt Tweets In Defense Of Comedy — And Trevor Noah

8 hours 7 min ago

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been criticized for some tweets that critics say are sexist and anti-Semitic. Among his supporters is Oswalt, who took to Twitter to make his point.

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To Avoid Surprise Insurance Bills, Tell Exchange Plan When You Move

8 hours 24 min ago

Consumers can face unexpected costs if they don't cancel their insurance plan before they relocate to another state.

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Song Premiere: Heartless Bastards, 'Gates Of Dawn'

8 hours 30 min ago

In the first taste of the band's forthcoming Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards' big, bluesy sound feels slick and streamlined, with choruses that get grander and grander as the song chugs along.

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