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Mars Lander May Be Missing, But A Second Spacecraft Is Still Humming Along

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:24pm

As scientists try to figure out what happened to the Schiaparelli lander, which may have crash-landed, a craft known as the Trace Gas Orbiter is orbiting the red planet in search of signs of life.

Trick Or Treat? Critics Blast Big Soda's Efforts To Fend Off Taxes

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 2:23pm

Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.

Donald Trump Says He'll Accept The Results Of The Election ... If He Wins

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:51pm

Trump made headlines at the final debate when he refused to say he'd accept the results of the election. He says it would be unfair to ask him to accept the results of the November election now.

Philippines' Duterte Says He's 'Separated' From U.S., As He Cozies Up To China

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:43pm

"I realign myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells business and government leaders in China.

The Steel Wheels On Mountain Stage

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:38pm

Hear a live set recorded in the Americana band's hometown of Harrisonburg, Va.

U.K. Will Posthumously Pardon Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 1:38pm

The so-called Turing Law would automatically issue pardons to thousands of men who had been convicted for having consensual relationships with other men under laws that have since been repealed.

'Black Mirror' Creator Dramatizes Our Worst Nightmares About Technology

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:55pm

The 3rd season of the dystopian series created by Charlie Brooker is soon available on Netflix. Inspired by shows like The Twilight Zone, it's about the unintended consequences of the digital age.

Cult TV Fans Will Find 'Rocky Horror' And 'Black Mirror' Smart And Provocative

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:51pm

TV critic David Bianculli reviews Fox's remake of the classic '70s musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and season 3 of Black Mirror on Netflix. He says both shows leave viewers fully entertained.

In Connecticut, Cutting Down Trees To Save The Forest

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:45pm

In the woods of Durham, Connecticut, large trucks with big wheels and giant robotic arms are grabbing trees and slicing them down.

How Snakes Lost Their Legs

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:45pm

Scientists in Florida say they've pinpointed a genetic process that caused snakes to lose their legs and have found that embryonic pythons still form "cryptic leg skeletons," millions of years later.

When A Fainting Spell Is Caused By A Serious Blood Clot

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:43pm

Blood clots are on the list of conditions that doctors are supposed to consider when figuring out unexplained fainting spells. An Italian study suggests physicians should be more alert to clots.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Settle In For Winter

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:40pm

Demonstrators continue to protest the proposed pipeline and have created a home school center for their children.

Social Security: Higher Income Americans To Pay More, Benefit Barely Increases

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:33pm

Americans who receive social security heard news this week that there will be a meager increase in their monthly checks for 2017.

Rough Regulatory Road To Alaska's Pot Industry

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:26pm

One of the major issues in the state is how to legally transport pot from rural communities that aren't on its road system.

Living With A Marijuana Conviction In A State That May Vote To Legalize

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:20pm

Marijuana has been decriminalized in 21 states, but the penalties for possession vary. In Nevada, they're still harsh.

Trump Refuses To Say If He'll Accept Election Results

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:11pm

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton declared Trump's resistance "horrifying."

Voters Split At 2 Las Vegas Debate Parties

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:06pm

Voters from both parties gathered in Las Vegas to cheer on their candidate at last night's third and final debate.

How A Historic Loss Shaped The GOP

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:53am

In 1964, Democrat Lyndon Johnson won a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater. But the defeat had a silver lining.

Iraqi Special Forces Join Mosul Offensive Against ISIS

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:40am

The addition of the elite troops, also known as counterterrorism forces, marked a significant intensification of the fight for Iraq's second-largest city.

Watch Tycho Perform 'Horizon' Live In The Studio

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:38am

Known for its dreamy melodies, Scott Hansen's ambient project plays a song from its new album, Epoch, live for KCRW.




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