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Questions Linger About USS Fitzgerald Collision

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:52am

Seven U.S. Navy sailors died in the collision last Saturday morning off the coast of Japan, and multiple investigations are underway.

The Conflicted Legacy Of Zimbabwean Musician And Revolutionary 'Chinx' Chingaira

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:47am

Dickson "Chinx" Chingaira, who died last week at the age of 61, fought and sung for President Robert Mugabe, who has wielded despotic power in the country since 1980.

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Supreme Court Overturns Lower Court On Grounds For Stripping U.S. Citizenship

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:46am

"We have never read a statute to strip citizenship from someone who met the legal criteria for acquiring it," Justice Elena Kagan wrote. "We will not start now."

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Nashville Plumbing Company Goes All In On Hiring Vets

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:45am

Plumbing, electrical and HVAC repair companies are beginning to see the military as a prime talent pool.

Nancy Pelosi Under Pressure After Democratic Loss In Georgia

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:40am

Many of the attack ads against Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's special House race sought to tie him to the House minority leader.

NBA Fans Keyed Up For Highly Anticipated Player Draft

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:33am

There have been trades, trade rumors and front-office shake-ups that have NBA fans wondering what will happen next.

Summer Homework For Colorado Educators: Solve Teacher Shortage Crisis

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:20am

The state needs to fill 3,000 empty teaching positions, but enrollment in teacher-prep programs is also falling.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth On Leadership In The Democratic Party

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:11am

Duckworth joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss strategy among Democrats in Congress, increasing troop levels in Afghanistan and more.

Trump Calls For Health Bill 'With Heart' At Iowa Rally

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:06am

President Trump said he urged senators to "add some money" to the health care legislation they're releasing Thursday.

Americans Agree On Some Gun Restrictions, Pew Survey Finds

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:03am

Americans' relationship with guns is complicated and often contentious. But they do agree on restricting sales to people with mental illness or on watch lists.

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Church Of England 'Colluded And Concealed' Bishop's Sex Abuse, Leader Says

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:26am

The archbishop of Canterbury offered "an unreserved apology" for how the church handled a bishop's crimes against young men. The apology followed the release of a "harrowing" report on the incidents.

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Senate Republicans Reveal Long-Awaited Affordable Care Act Repeal Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:25am

The Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.

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Moth Eyes Inspire Glare-Resistant Coating For Cellphone Screens

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:11am

The scientists who developed the anti-reflective film were inspired by tiny, light-trapping structures on moth eyes that help the insects avoid predators.

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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:07am

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Forget Freud: Dreams Replay Our Everyday Lives

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:05am

Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.

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HAIM Walks The Streets Of Its Hometown For 'Want You Back' Video

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:51am

HAIM, one of our patron saints of roséwave, feels a certain way about heartbreak that is expressed with steadfast solidarity.

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China's Doggy Debate: Dog Meat Lovers Vs. Dog Lovers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:29am

The country's changing attitudes toward pets are highlighted by the annual dog meat festival in Yulin City. The government issues a ban on dog meat sale, then promptly reversed it.

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Humanitarian Aid Is 'Broken,' Says Former U.N. Official

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:25am

The way we offer assistance to people fleeing conflict no longer works, says Paul Spiegel, a former director of program management at the U.N. refugee agency. He has a few ideas about how to fix it.

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Radiohead's New Video For 'Man Of War' Is Terrifying

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:06am

The new video is an unnerving look at madness in the age of uncertainty.

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Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:04am

The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.

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