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Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:53pm

Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you've got the right tiles.

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Gyrocopter Pilot On His 'Incredible' Flight Onto Capitol Lawn

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:45pm

Doug Hughes flew into Washington, D.C., on something resembling a hybrid bicycle and helicopter. He did it to protest money in politics, but he could face up to a decade in prison. He has no regrets.

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Obama Calls Loss Of Ramadi A 'Setback,' But Denies U.S. Is Losing To ISIS

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:21pm

The comments came in an interview with The Atlantic. The president also discussed the nuclear talks with Iran and his often-frosty relationship with Israel's political leadership.

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Mother Of Student Informant Who Overdosed Wants Dealer Charged

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:20pm

Francesca Sinacori says police know the identity of the dealer, but no charges have been filed, 19 months after her son's death.

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Rickie Lee Jones Embraces 'The Big Invisible'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:20pm

Rickie Lee Jones talks about a song from her new album, The Other Side Of Desire, along with New Orleans, Fats Domino, courage, proof of God's existence, Guardians of the Galaxy and creation itself.

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Historic Syrian Site Endangered By ISIS

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:12pm

Palmyra is a Unesco World Heritage site and there are concerns the extremists might destroy some of the priceless ruins.

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People In Poor Communities Are More Likely To Lose Eyesight

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:10pm

In some counties in the South, almost 20 percent of adults have severe vision loss. And those communities are also likely to be among the nation's poorest. Lack of regular eye care is just one issue.

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Clean-Up Continues After Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:06pm

Around 21,000 gallons are believed to have entered coastal waters, after an oil pipeline ruptured along the Santa Barbara coast.

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Wide Media Coverage Of Fabricated Study Begs The Question, How To Do It Better?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:52am

The results of a recent study in the journal Science about changing people's views on gay marriage turned out to be fabricated.

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Why Are More Black Children Taking Their Own Lives?

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:45am

Donna Holland Barnes, president of the National Organization for People of Color against Suicide, discusses why, and what can be done.

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Study: Suicide Rate Doubles For Black Children 5–11 Years Old

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:40am

The suicide rate among young black children has nearly doubled over the last two decades, even as it declined for white children.

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Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:36am

Blockbusters like Ben-Hur were filmed at Cinecittà, a 100-acre movie metropolis, during its heyday. After decades of hard times, a tax credit has sparked a revival of "Hollywood on the Tiber."

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Extra Point Was Extra Easy, So NFL Moves To Make It Harder

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:33am

The National Football Leage and owners agreed to make the play a little more dramatic, moving it from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line.

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UC's Napolitano Speaks Out On High Cost Of Public Ed, Anti-Semitism On Campus

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:20am

Janet Napolitano talks about a plan to freeze in-state tuition, and campus protests against Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

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Carlos Nuñez On Mountain Stage

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:15am

Nuñez brings the audience to its feet with the vibrant, Celtic-flavored music of his native Galicia.

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More Training Proposed For Oklahoma Volunteer Police

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:12am

The role of these volunteers has come under increased scrutiny after a Tulsa County reserve deputy killed a restrained man last month.

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Chui Wan, 'The Sound Of Wilderness'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:07am

The Chinese psych band breathes in every sound to exhale a dazzling collage. The group members go through the minutiae of the everyday to reach enlightenment in a beautifully shot video.

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Congress Scrambles On NSA Surveillance, Trade Authority

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:06am

The Senate has scheduled rare Saturday votes before lawmakers go on Memorial Day recess.

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New Music: Patty Griffin Records Lost Karen Dalton Song

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:03am

Patty Griffin turns an unreleased Karen Dalton song into a full-throated, gospel-tinged revelation with "All That Shines Is Not Truth."

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Urban Food Forests Make Fruit Free For The Picking

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:57am

Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.

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