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Murder Of Sheriff's Deputy Prompts Debate Over Anti-Cop Rhetoric

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:12am

The local sheriff in Harris County, Texas, blamed the rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter movement for the killing of Darren Goforth.

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Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:12am

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president's resignation.

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After Virginia Tragedy, Candidates Talk Guns

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:06am

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa. Both candidates addressed gun control this week.

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Django Django On World Cafe

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:42am

The Mercury Prize-nominated band administers a healthy dose of Madchester-grade synth-pop.

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New Holiday Mountain Video: 'Getting Really Freaky' Not Optional

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:03am

A Texas band demands freakiness in its new video. Resistance proves futile.

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Thai Police Issue Arrest Warrants For 2 More Bombing Suspects

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:58am

Over the weekend, police arrested a man whom they have not charged. Police, however, gave themselves the $84,000 reward for tips leading to an arrest.

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Shooting Guns, 'BarnBurner'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:55am

You are a werewolf. You are a cop. You ride a motorcycle. You need a bottle of cheap Canadian whiskey and a soundtrack that howls at the moon. You need Shooting Guns.

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How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:19am

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

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Latitudes: The Music You Must Hear In August

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 9:16am

Five tunes from West Africa, India and Mexico (by way of Brooklyn) to round out your summer.

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Is Gun Violence Due To Dangerous People Or Dangerous Guns?

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:37am

The killings of two journalists in Virginia last week has reignited a national conversation on mass shootings and gun control. Tania Lombrozo looks at some research and what it might mean for policy.

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Itzhak Perlman: Charting A Charismatic Career

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:16am

To mark the beloved violinist's 70th birthday, take a look back at a handful of memorable moments, from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to starting his own education program.

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Top Stories: E.U. On Migrants; Some Things From The VMA

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 7:07am

Also: ISIS militants destroy another temple in Palmyra; there are three hurricanes in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans; and Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta tosses the 6th no-hitter of the majors' season.

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Kanye Is Running For President And One Other Must-Watch VMA Moment

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:36am

Perhaps the most controversial moment came when Nicki Minaj took on Miley Cyrus. It'll be the talk of the water cooler today, so you might as well take a look.

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Why Only Utah Is Trying To Track, And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 6:32am

For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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Selfie Leads To Car Crash, Police Say

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:53am

Police say Jordan Toner of Maine was driving with seven passengers when he attempted a selfie. Several people suffered non life threatening injuries when the car struck a tree.

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EU Ministers Call Emergency Meeting To Discuss Migrant Crisis

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:45am

Europe has seen an unprecedented number of migrants and asylum seekers reach its borders. EU ministers called the meeting, in part, to try to decide which migrants are treated as refugees.

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Greensboro Grasshoppers Honor Miss Babe Ruth

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:22am

The bat dog for the North Carolina minor league baseball team is retiring after nine seasons. This past weekend, Miss Babe Ruth was driven around the field perched on a red convertible.

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Buddhist And Muslim Relations Underly Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has a crisis. The ethnic Buddhists and minority Muslims fought in 2012, and that incident underlies the "boat people" crisis facing several Southeast Asian nations.

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Tokyo Wins Little League World Series 18-11 Over Pa. Team

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

In the title game on Sunday in South Williamsport, Pa., the Tokyo team defeated the team from Lewisberry, Pa., 18-11. The Japanese team battled back after being down eight runs in the first inning.

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Travel Suggestions: 'Gates Of Hell' And Ringing Rocks Park

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:38am

David Plotz of Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the world's wondrous and curious places, takes us to "The Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan and to Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania.

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