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Arianna Huffington Joins The Uber Board

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:40am

We speak with NPR’s David Folkenflik about what this means for the site's coverage of the important tech company.

The Man At The Center Of Iraq's Political Storm

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:35am

In the years after the 2003 U.S. invasion, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as a powerful anti-government force. Now he's reinvented himself. What role will he play in Iraq's future?

Online Moves To On The Block

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:33am

While big names like Walmart and Macy's are closing some brick and mortar stores, other retailers are shifting from online to brick and mortar.

A 'Tough Decision:' Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:28am

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

As Democrats Look To General Election, Clinton Raises More Money Than Sanders

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:27am

It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.

Metropolis: 4/30/16

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:18am

KCRW's Jason Bentley spins music by Kidnap Kid, Underworld, Lxury and more in a two-hour EDM mix.

Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:16am

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

Watch Junior Boys Perform 'So This Is Goodbye' Live In The Studio

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:13am

The Ontario band brings a revitalized version of its danceable pop sound to this live performance.

Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:12am

Federal programs that collect money from farmers in order to promote pork, beef and eggs have been under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from the Freedom of Information Act.

CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid On 5th Anniversary

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:48am

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. The Internet isn't sure that reconstructing the raid through tweets was the best idea. However you remember that day, here are some things to keep in mind.

3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:11am

Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.

Can An Online Game Help Create A Better Test For TB?

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:01am

In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.

Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:09am

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

A Symphonic 'Revolution' From Alarm Will Sound

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:00am

The new music ensemble from New York puts a bold, orchestral spin on that Beatles song you always skip over on the White Album.

Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 7:38am

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about Bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

Australian Man Says He Is Bitcoin's Founder

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 6:55am

Australian entrepreneur Craig Steven Wright has come forward as the elusive founder of bitcoin, a fact that has been in question for years. Rachel Martin talks to Ludwig Siegele of The Economist.

2016 Boring Conference In London Sells Out

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:57am

This is the sixth year for the conference that centers on mundane things. A speech about elevators once got a standing ovation, but the boring buffet was definitely not a crowd pleaser.

2 Brothers, Born 20 Years Apart, Serve Together In Afghanistan

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:22am

Staff Sgt. Richard Pisano Jr., 44, and 1st Lt. Nick Pisano, 24, were assigned to the same Army division by chance, according to published reports. They're safely home, having both won a Bronze Star.

Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders Or Kasich Might Still Revive Convention Wars

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:20am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:00am

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.

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