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The Austin 100: A SXSW 2015 Mix

14 hours 55 min ago

Download 100 songs by artists to discover at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival.

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Top Stories: Iraqi Offensive Continues; Latest On LAPD Shooting

15 hours 12 min ago

Also: A Georgia woman's execution is delayed over drug quality; Republican lawmakers unveil plans to replace Obamacare; and a jailed New Delhi rapist says his dead victim shouldn't have fought back.

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Dry The River, Live In Concert

15 hours 16 min ago

Watch the British alt-rock band perform "Gethsemane" live in Boston.

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With Iran's Help, Iraqi Force Pushes Toward ISIS-Held Tikrit

15 hours 39 min ago

A local source says that Iran, which has already been aiding Iraq with artillery and intelligence support, has sent fighters to help take Tikrit.

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Can Cities Change Earth's Evolution?

15 hours 40 min ago

The fact that humans can shape ecosystems is nothing new. But new research shows that these changes are shifting the evolution of species right now — and potential feedback will happen just as fast.

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LAPD Shooting Update: Two Body Cameras, And A Gun Malfunction

16 hours 8 min ago

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck are calling for calm and patience, as three investigations are underway into the police killing of a homeless man Sunday.

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A Life Examined — And Examined, And Examined In 'Ongoingness'

16 hours 16 min ago

Writer Sarah Manguso has been a compulsive diarist since childhood; her new memoir documents the ways motherhood has changed her writing. Critic Heller McAlpin says it's full of lovely observations.

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Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

16 hours 33 min ago

A rare cluster of storms dropped so much hail on Huntington Beach, it appeared blanketed in snow. Kids had snowball fights and photos circulated on social media of an icy snowman on the sand.

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Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

16 hours 36 min ago

Jordyn Leopold missed her dad and wrote a letter to get him a new job. Jordan Leopold was traded from the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets to the Minnesota Wild. His team says the letter wasn't a factor.

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The Austin 100

17 hours 12 min ago

What to listen to at SXSW 2015.

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What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

17 hours 36 min ago

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

17 hours 43 min ago

Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.

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Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

18 hours 17 min ago

Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in Congress. She was first elected to the House in 1976, and 10 years later, was elected to the Senate.

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Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

18 hours 17 min ago

On assignment in Israel, Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Mid-East Correspondent Emily Harris about the potential political impact in Israel of Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to the U.S. Congress.

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Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

18 hours 17 min ago

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

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After Riot, Private Prison In South Texas Is Scrutinized

18 hours 17 min ago

Nearly 3,000 inmates have been moved out of the private facility after last month's uprising, and staff is being laid off. There is a probe into how the for-profit company ran the prison.

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Ex-Atlanta School Superintendent, Charged In Cheating Case, Dies At 68

18 hours 17 min ago

In 2009, Beverly Hall was named national superintendent of the year largely based on her district's improved standardized test scores. But those scores soon came under scrutiny.

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What Shapes Health? Join The Discussion On Harvard's Webcast

19 hours 17 min ago

People say many things affect health, from personal behavior and childhood abuse to God's will, according to a new poll. The people behind the numbers explain what it means for people and communities.

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In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

19 hours 34 min ago

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It's the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

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States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

19 hours 39 min ago

Administrators are trying new recruiting tactics and offering bonuses to make up for the shortfall. But for now, open shifts in some states have to be covered with mandatory overtime.

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