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House Republican Anti-Abortion Bill Falls Through

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:40am

A bill initially planned for a vote today fell through last night, when women Republicans objected to rape exception language.

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Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:30am

On Alt.Latino, hear from an educator whose life's work is to bring classical music to young Latinos.

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Disneyland Measles Outbreak Hits 59 Cases And Counting

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:24am

People from 7 months to 70 years old have fallen ill, and one quarter of the victims have been hospitalized. California officials say it's proof yet again of how easily measles spreads.

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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.

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Lily & Madeleine On Mountain Stage

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:03am

The sisters perform seven songs, their voices accompanied by guitar, piano, cello and mandolin.

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Delicious Short Stories, Ripe On The Vine In 'Honeydew'

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:03am

Our reviewer Alan Cheuse has rapturous praise for Edith Pearlman's new story collection: "The first thing I wanted to do after finishing, well, I wanted to go right back and start from the beginning.

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Israel's Netanyahu Accepts Invitation To Address Congress

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:32am

The Israeli leader will now address a joint meeting of Congress March 3, three weeks after he was originally scheduled to speak after an invitation on Wednesday by House Speaker John Boehner.

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The Hills Are Alive

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

Every correct answer contains the letters H-I-L-L. What phrase metaphorically refers to a fatal weak spot? If you slay this round, then perhaps you don't have one of these when it comes to trivia.

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The Actor Factor

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

Stars sell movies. Be honest: would you rather watch Snakes on a Plane or "Snakes on a John Wayne"? In this game, contestants replace words in movie titles with rhyming celebrity names.

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State Of Mind

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

Get on that midnight train to...North Korea?? Guess what US state actually completes these lyrics as Jonathan Coulton sings famous songs with the wrong geographic regions in their titles.

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Sports, Explicated

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

Grab your oversized porous foam digit, because in this game, contestants must decipher the names of college sports teams from an overly literal explanation. Go athlete! Do the sport!

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Buffer The Consequences

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

It's going down at Ask Me Another! Don't crumble or stumble under the pressure, because in this game contestants have to think of words that end in "-umble." So let's get ready to...

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John Darnielle: Master Of Reality

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

The polymath musician behind the Mountain Goats, and author of Wolf In White Van shares some heartfelt musings on death metal and creative expression. Plus, a special live performance.

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This, That Or The Other: IX

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:02am

Why do the names of cocktails, wrestling moves and old-timey occupations sound so alike? All the clues in this game fit into one of these three categories.

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Hello, I Must Be Squatting

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:00am

You're a new Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. A villager comes by. Do you a) give a high five b) nod your head respectfully or c) squat and say "n naa."

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Alasdair Roberts, 'In Dispraise Of Hunger'

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:00am

The Scottish singer-guitarist channels a millennium of traditional songcraft on his upcoming album.

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Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Denies Knowledge Of Deflated Footballs

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:18am

His comments come amid reports that 11 of 12 footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game were underinflated — an apparent advantage. The NFL is investigating the matter.

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ECB Unveils Massive Bond-Buying Stimulus Program For Eurozone

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:44am

The European Central Bank chief said the bank will buy 60 billion euros' worth of bonds each month until either September 2016 or inflation reaches about 2 percent.

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Newtown, Conn., Council Votes To Raze Sandy Hook Shooter's Home

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:11am

The Newtown Legislative Council voted to tear down the 3,100 square foot home. The house is where gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother before his shooting spree at the elementary school.

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Top Stories: Doubt Over Yemen Truce; London Mayor To Pay U.S. Tax Bill

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:08am

Also: A California measles outbreak spreads; El Salvador pardons a jailed woman who got an abortion; and workers glue back the beard from King Tut's golden mask after it's accidentally broken.

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