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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:28pm

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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Buddy Emmons, The Pedal-Steel Guitarist Who 'Taught Everybody To Play,' Has Died

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:54pm

The legendary musician worked with everyone from Ray Price to Ray Charles while making a complicated instrument seem effortless. He died Wednesday at 78.

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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:37pm

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.

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'The End of the Tour' Offers A Hint Of David Foster Wallace's Inner Struggle

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:29pm

A new film revisits a five-day interview that took place between writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter for Rolling Stone in 1996. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "very good movie."

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World Cafe Sense Of Place — Stockholm: José González

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:24pm

Hear the warm, tightly woven blend of the folksinger's voice and guitar patterns, performed live in his home country.

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A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:24pm

Writer Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before giving a presentation to 300 people that she didn't remember it the next day. In Blackout, her memoir, Hepola wrestles with her reasons for drinking.

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Four Composers, One (Nearly) Impossible Mission To Reinvent A Classic Theme

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:11pm

Four different composers have scored the Mission: Impossible stories on the big screen. All have had to contend with the iconic music Lalo Schifrin wrote for the TV series.

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Experts: MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:05pm

An scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

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#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:02pm

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

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Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:59pm

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:39pm

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

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opbmusic Presents: Blind Pilot

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:09pm

In preparation for Pickathon 2015 this weekend, watch the Portland, Ore., band perform "White Apple" on the Woods Stage at last year's festival.

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Sturgill Simpson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:07pm

From dubstep entrance music straight into outlaw country? Makes sense to Simpson, who performs a high-octane, honky-tonking set here.

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Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 1:03pm

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

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For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:58pm

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

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An Explosion Of Music From Brasil Summerfest 2015

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:46pm

For those who can't get to New York City, Alt.Latino samples the festival's diverse lineup.

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Oxford Conservationist Talks About 7 Years Of Tracking Cecil

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:40pm

The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.

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Ocean Currents, Drifting Debris And Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:06pm

Airplane debris washed up on a beach on Reunion Island off Madagascar yesterday. But how did it get there?

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Medicare, Medicaid Turn 50 Years Old

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:53am

Former President Harry Truman was the first to enroll in Medicare.

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WWII 'Good Luck Flags' Head Back To Japan

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:52am

Seven Pacific Northwest veterans of World War II leave for Tokyo today carrying 70 captured Japanese flags for the 70th anniversary of war's end.

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