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When Is A Meeting 'Open' To The Public?

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:28am

Several rights groups are suing President Trump's commission looking into election fraud, saying the panel is skirting a federal law that allows public access to its meetings.

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Jeff Tweedy, 'One Wing' (Live At Pickathon)

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:26am

Tweedy's wavering, fingerpicked version of the 2009 Wilco track had his listeners at the Woods Stage mesmerized.

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Font Could Be The Key To Corruption Probe Of Pakistan's Prime Minister

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:25am

An investigation into Nawaz Sharif's wealth found forensic evidence that papers were forged to "camouflage truth." A document dated 2006 uses Calibri, a font that wasn't widely available until 2007.

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Health Care: The Risks Of Repeal Without Replace

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:34am

Republicans are toying with repealing the Affordable Care Act and then coming up with a replacement a few years later. But insurance rates could soar, and millions could lose coverage within a year.

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Top Stories: Minneapolis Shooting Affects Australia; Hastert Moved From Prison

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:32am

Also: Wildfires force thousands of Canadians to evacuate; the U.S. will impose sanctions on Iranian groups over Iranian ballistic missiles; and new English currency features author Jane Austen.

Tight On Wall Space, SFMOMA Will Text Its Art To You Instead

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:25am

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art can only display a fraction of its collection at any given time. Now, you can text a word or emoji and the museum will send back a corresponding work of art.

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England Unveils New 10-Pound Note Featuring Jane Austen

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:18am

The note, which will enter circulation in September, was revealed on the 200th anniversary of Austen's death.

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To Defend Western Civilization, Start With Science

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:06am

We should defend Western Civilization's best achievements. Let us start with something obvious from which we all benefit: Let us defend science, says blogger Adam Frank.

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One Year On, Theresa May Keeps Fragile Grip On Her Job As British Prime Minister

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:02am

After a disastrous June election in which her party lost parliamentary seats, many wonder how long the prime minister will stay in office. The opposition says May is heading a "zombie government."

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Pushing Hospitals To Reduce Readmissions Hasn't Increased Deaths

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:01am

The Affordable Care Act penalizes hospitals if patients are discharged and then readmitted with the same problems too often. That effort has improved care for patients, two researchers say.

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Roland Cazimero, Musician Who Helped Define Modern Hawaiian Culture, Dies At 66

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:00am

Roland Cazimero, along with his brother Robert, was a guiding force in Hawaiian music and culture since the mid-1970s.

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Transferred Out Of Prison

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:45am

Federal records show that Hastert, who has spent more than a year in prison, has been moved to a re-entry facility in Chicago. Hastert has admitted to paying hush money to cover up sexual abuse.

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Phoebe Bridgers Announces Debut Album, Shares 'Motion Sickness'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:38am

One of the year's best new artists is set to release her first full-length album, Stranger In The Alps, on Sept. 22.

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The Loyal Republican Senator From Kansas Who Helped Kill The Health Care Bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:29am

"I am a product of rural Kansas," Sen. Jerry Moran said earlier this month. "I understand the value of a hospital in your community, of a physician in your town, of a pharmacy on Main Street."

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Brian Eno Is A Cartoon Prophet In Steelism's 'Eno Nothing' Video

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:00am

Watch an animated journey around the galaxy in the Nashville duo's first video from its new record, ism.

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'Arbitrary Stupid Goal' Is Neither Arbitrary Nor Stupid

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:00am

Tamara Shopsin's quirky, lively memoir of her unconventional Greenwich Village childhood is packed with vivid details about the cast of characters who populated her parents' corner store-turned-diner.

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Songs We Love: Madeline Kenney, 'Always'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:00am

With "Always," the Oakland polymath songwriter delivers a blustery song of resolve in the face of external skepticism and internal fears.

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First Watch: Van William Feat. First Aid Kit, 'Revolution'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 9:00am

Van William's song preaches personal, not political, revolution — but these days, the lines can get blurry fast.

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'American Nightmare': How A U.S. Police Shooting Is Roiling Australia

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 8:53am

Days after a Sydney woman was shot and killed by Minneapolis police, Australian publications are covering the story as front page news.

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Children Of 'The Con'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 7:04am

Tegan and Sara's touchstone album is turning 10. To celebrate, we asked 14 artists — one for each song — to explain how hearing The Con changed their lives, music and senses of self.

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