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Bang On A Can Riffs On John Cage

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:03am

Florent Ghys' An Open Cage springs from a recording of the maverick composer reading an excerpt from his Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse).

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Lost Siblings Find Each Other On Dating App

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:17am

The reunited siblings met online and discovered they had a lot in common: both had parents who split in a divorce and both had a sibling they hadn't seen in years because of that divorce.

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Tales Of Environmental Activism

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:08am

The Rhode Island Tree Council wants to set the record for hugging trees on Saturday. And, Christopher Swain, a clean-water advocate, swam in New York's most polluted canal. He said it tasted bad.

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:31am

Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.

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The Plot Of 'The Black Netflix's' First Movie Is As Provocative As Its Stars

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:07am

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as "the black Netflix." This week, it releases the first original movie, Blackbird.

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2 Years After A Garment Factory Collapse, Have Workers Seen Improvement?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

More than 1,000 workers died two years ago, when the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. David Greene talks to journalist Amy Yee, who's in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, about whether working conditions at factories have improved since the disaster.

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Cleveland Police Officer On Trial In Deaths Of 2 Unarmed Black Suspects

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

A Cleveland police officer is on trial for voluntary manslaughter in the 2012 shooting deaths of two unarmed black civilians. A late-night, high-speed chase ended with police shooting 137 bullets at two black suspects. The incident prompted a scathing report from the U.S. Justice Department.

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European Leaders Pledge To Do More To Help Migrants' Mediterranean Crossing

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

At an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday, European Union leaders pledged more money and military resources to saving lives of migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean. They also introduced a controversial plan to target traffickers' boats.

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Rejected Decades Ago, Publisher Can't Keep 'Pioneer Girl' In Stock

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

Booksellers can't stock enough copies of "Pioneer Girl," the recently published memoir by Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved "Little House" books. A first edition on Amazon is priced at $499.

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U.S. Drone Strike Kills 2 Al-Qaida Hostages, Including An American

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

A U.S. drone strike has killed an American being held hostage in Pakistan by al-Qaida. Warren Weinstein had lived in Lahore for years and was killed along with another aid worker, from Italy.

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Kidnappers In Mexico Now Target Undocumented Migrants

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

David Greene talks with Sarah Stillman of The New Yorker about her report on kidnappers in Mexico who are grabbing thousands of Central American migrants every year, as they travel to the U.S.

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After 5-Month Delay, Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch For Attorney General

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

After a long delay and a lot of partisan rancor, much of which had nothing to do with her, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. She could be sworn in as early as Monday.

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Aid Workers Hear Migrants' Firsthand Accounts Of Shipwrecks

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

The charity Save the Children has been hearing firsthand accounts from migrants who have survived the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea.

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Europe Grapples With How To Deal With Influx Of Migrants

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

Thousands cross the Mediterranean hoping to escape civil instability or economic hardship. Renee Montagne talks to Joel Millman of the International Organization for Migration about Europe's response.

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:03am

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:03am

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:55am

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:30am

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:56am

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:54am

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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