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Viking's Choice: Black Clouds, 'And Then I Dove'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:03pm

The D.C. instrumental rock band's hefty track sends vibrations through the chest. Black Clouds' melodies are tastefully driven through what's surely a spaceship-console-worthy rack of effects pedals.

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Jim Gaffigan's Love Affair With Food

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:50am

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

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Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:40am

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.

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DHS: Arrivals From West Africa Must Arrive Through 5 U.S. Airports

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:36am

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be subject to secondary screening at JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago.

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An E-Reader That 'Beats Hardcovers'?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:35am

The Kindle Voyage has been getting rave reviews, with The New York Times saying "it offers the visual clarity of printed text.

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Critical Care Nurse Writes Open Letter To Ebola Nurse

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:16am

When Kati Kleber posted a letter of support for Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola, it quickly went viral among nurses.

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Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order To Better Protect Rape Survivors

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:12am

The move follows revelations that some survivors were being charged thousands of dollars for forensic exams and treatment.

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Israeli Homes, Decorated With A Shopping Spree In China

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:12am

Some Israelis are flying to China to buy most everything they need to furnish a home. They say it's cheaper than buying in Israel, though there are also cautionary tales of shopping trips gone wrong.

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A Closer Look At Governor's Races In Kansas, Colorado, Connecticut

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:06am

This year, almost a dozen incumbent governors are at risk of losing their bids for reelection. We take a look at three of those races.

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Can Hand-Cut, Artisanal Ice Make Your Cocktail That Much Better?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:51am

If you're sipping craft cocktails, your fancy $15 drink might now come with fancy ice. It's bigger, clearer and allegedly better tasting than the regular stuff made with tap water.

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A Hong Kong Protest Camp Spawns Its Own Art

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:47am

Pro-democracy street art inspired by sources ranging from Les Miserables to John Lennon fill an open-air museum of sorts that's cropped up in Hong Kong.

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Sierra Hull On Mountain Stage

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:36am

Hear a live performance from the prodigiously gifted bluegrass mandolin player and singer.

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A Tale Of Two Cities: World Series Fever Takes Hold In SF, KC

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:27am

In San Francisco, there's a lot of confidence. In Kansas City, which gets its first shot at the championship rings in nearly 30 years, the excitement is palpable.

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Viking's Choice: Wildhoney, 'Fall In'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:11am

The Baltimore shoegaze band bends space with a seismic guitar, washes it in a mess of crashing cymbals and coos sweetly in a dreamy pop song.

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Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:47am

The D.C. band plays briskly catchy, piano-based pop songs from its self-titled fourth record.

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Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:35am

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:14am

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

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Book News: Amazon Inks A Deal With A Publisher Not Named Hachette

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:07am

The online retailer has reached a multiyear deal with Simon & Schuster, one of the "Big Five" U.S. publishers. Meanwhile, Amazon's pricing dispute with Hachette Book Group persists.

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Making The Most Of Your Twenties: Meg Jay Answers Your Questions

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:10am

Psychologist Meg Jay answers your questions on making the most of your twenties — the developmental sweet spot — that defines the rest of your life.

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Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:59am

The self-defined "unaffiliated" are apt not to reject science's promise of knowledge based on evidence but, rather, to embrace it, says commentator Adam Frank.

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