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Poetic And Expansive, 'City On Fire' Ultimately Falls Short Of Its Reach

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:53pm

Garth Risk Hallberg's 900-page debut novel is an intricately-plotted story set in chaotic 1970s New York. Critic Maureen Corrigan says City On Fire has much to admire, even if its ending falls flat.

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Flights Of Fancy: Exploring The Songs And Pathways Of 'The Living Bird'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 1:53pm

Wildlife photographer Gerrit Vyn and essayist Scott Weidensaul share bird calls and discuss some of the remarkable abilities of birds. Both men contributed to a new book about North American birds.

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In Southwest, Tarantulas Seek Out Perfect Mate

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:52pm

It's mating season for tarantulas. That means male tarantulas are on the move, hoping to find a female to pair up with.

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Judge Removes Indiana Man From Sex Offender List

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:48pm

We have an update on the story of Zach Anderson, the Indiana teen who had sex with a 14-year-old girl who said she was 17.

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Kevin Gordon On World Cafe

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:41pm

The Nashville singer-songwriter performs a set of scruffed-up rock from this year's Long Gone Time.

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New Guidelines Released For Mammograms

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:40pm

The American Cancer Society is now recommending that women have fewer mammograms and start getting them later in life.

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Is There A Chill For Tech Startup IPOs?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:33pm

Only 14 percent of initial public offerings in the U.S. so far this year were done by tech companies – the lowest level in years.

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Arizona State To Offer Free MBA Program

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:24pm

Up to 120 business students will get a free ride thanks to a gift from a real estate developer that had been intended to recruit new faculty.

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Jim Webb Exits Democratic Primary, Leaves Door Open For Independent Bid

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:08pm

The former Virginia senator decries the extremes to which both parties have moved and says he will consider running as an independent, where more people identify.

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'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:28am

JetBlue has built a farm right outside its terminal at New York's JFK International Airport. It's the first urban farm at a U.S. airport. But will passengers ever get to harvest or eat the food?

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Trailers, Tickets, Twitter: 'Star Wars' Fans Can't Get Enough

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:03am

A new Star Wars trailer showed up on Monday night after much fanfare, and we're now in a full promotional push for the next two months. But ... does the movie need one?

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American Cancer Society Changes Mammogram Guidelines

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:53am

For years, it's been saying women should get annual mammograms starting at age 40. Now it says they can start at 45 — and then cut back to every other year starting at age 54.

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