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U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:59pm

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.

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Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 7:37pm

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.

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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 6:12pm

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.

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How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:21pm

Preservationists are worried about troves of records stored on what was once considered a durable medium: the compact disc. Many discs can last for centuries — but most won't.

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Holder To Meet With Investigators, Community Leaders In Ferguson

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:16pm

In weighing whether to travel to Ferguson, Mo. himself, President Obama said he had to be careful not to prejudge the events surrounding Michael Brown's death before the investigations are complete.

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One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:15pm

This third largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.

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Met Opera Tentatively Settles With Two Major Unions

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:11pm

While agreements with 10 more unions need to be reached by Tuesday night, the deal struck with two of the Met's major unions represents a major turning point in a bitter dispute.

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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:10pm

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.

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An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:09pm

Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.

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Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:03pm

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating.

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Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:02pm

Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:37pm

Women have been moving for their husband's jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partner's footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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Album Review: 'The Voyager'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

Jenny Lewis began her career as a kid actress in TV series such as Roseanne. But in the '90s, she began singing instead. Reviewer Meredith Ochs says that Lewis' third solo album, The Voyager, offers music much like its title: It takes you on a trip from start to finish.

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A Map To Memory Lane: Providence Tries To Keep Street Names Straight

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

The city of Providence is embarking on a project to sort out street names that sound alike or have similar spellings. Robert Siegel learns about Operation Karat — not "carrot," mind you.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.

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The Soldier's Guiding Paradox: 'Protect What You Love'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

Writer Eliot Ackerman, former Marine officer and veteran of five deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, explains what being a man means to him: It's protecting what you love. Unfortunately, that notion is often at odds with the job of a soldier.

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The Man Behind The Islamic State

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Gary Anderson offers Audie Cornish a primer on the leader of the Islamic State militant group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Sandwich Monday: The Roman-Style Burger

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:04pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.

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Metropolis: 8/16/14

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:00pm

This week's two-hour EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley features a guest DJ set from Groove Armada and an interview with Damian Lazarus.

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