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KCRW Presents: Bilal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:48am

The Philly-bred soul singer brings real pathos to the KCRW studio for a performance of "Satellites."

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In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:17am

Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.

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Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:03am

This reissue of Gilbert Hernandez' series starts out noir — a young man with amnesia and a mysterious lipstick trace — but quickly gets weird. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says it's full of "goofy joy."

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Top Stories: All Clear At Navy Yard; BP Claim Settlement

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:42am

Also: The Justice Department wants Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials; President Obama asks Congress to end the Cuba embargo; and there's been another shark attack in North Carolina.

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Your Colonoscopy Is Covered, But The Prep Kit May Not Be

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:27am

The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.

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BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:22am

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.

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U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:18am

Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:56am

See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:02am

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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Washington Navy Yard On Lockdown Following Reports Of An 'Active Shooter'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 7:11am

The Washington Navy Yard in southeast Washington, D.C., was the site of a September, 2013, shooting in which 12 people were killed and three injured.

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The Top Words Of Wisdom For New Graduates

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:33am

Our searchable commencement app is now updated with the best speeches from 2014 and 2015.

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Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:26am

The online debate began after The New York Times published a guacamole recipe that includes fresh peas.

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Despite Short Obit, Doug Led A Full Life

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 6:21am

Douglas Legler of Fargo, N.D., insisted that when he died, he only wanted his obituary to read: Doug Died. And after he died last month, that is exactly how it appeared in the local newspaper.

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First Listen: Veruca Salt, 'Ghost Notes'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 5:47am

On Ghost Notes, its first album in nearly a decade and the first by its original members since 1997, Veruca Salt embraces a throwback sound with obvious joy.

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Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Will the Supreme Court's decision to allow non-partisan commissions to draw districts break legislative gridlock? Linda Wertheimer talks to political scientist Thomas Mann.

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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

The Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines colluded to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if the airlines held back competition by limiting flights and overall seating capacity. The airline industry has consolidated and become profitable once again following years of deep losses and bankruptcies.

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Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allen Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.

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Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Officials avoided a default, paying hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments. With a stagnant economy, more than $72 billion in debt and little cash, the U.S. territory is in economic trouble.

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Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.

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