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LÁ-BAS, 'Automaton'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:30am

The brash dance sounds of LÁ-BAS are set within a surreal, futuristic dance club that's part Metropolis and part Pee Wee's Playhouse in a new video.

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A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:08am

Brittany Packnett calls for change in the street and in the classroom.

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The Artistry Fails In 'Trompe L'Oeil'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:03am

Even talented artists have trouble creating the illusions known as "trompe l'oeil." Critic Michael Schaub says Nancy Reisman's tragic new novel of the same name never jumps into three dimensions.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:33am

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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Vienna Introduces New, Same-Sex Themed Crosswalk Signals

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:27am

The same-sex icons went up at 49 intersections across the city. The mayor said they were a "sign of openness." The signs also include opposite sex couples.

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András Schiff's Confessional Schubert

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:09am

Twenty years ago, András Schiff hated the fortepiano — but now he's had a change of heart. Hear a track from his new album, in which he plays Schubert on an instrument from 1820.

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Top Stories: New Nepal Quake; Verizon To Purchase AOL

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:45am

Also: The Senate will take a test vote on fast track trade authority; Chicago will officially host the Obama Foundation presidential library; and somebody stole a baby kangaroo from a Wisconsin zoo.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:25am

Verizon said the acquisition will help build its digital and video platforms. Verizon had previously announced plans to launch a video service that focused on mobile devices.

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Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago, Foundation Announces

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:19am

Hawaii and New York also had strong bids, but Chicago is where President Obama grew up politically.

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IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:12am

For a couple of days in a trendy London neighborhood, customers can book a bed and order a traditional Swedish morning meal at a pop-up IKEA.

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Bangladesh's Supreme Court Bans National Anthem As A Ringtone

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:04am

The high court says the country's national anthem should not be a "business tool."

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Exclusive First Read: Naomi Novik's 'Uprooted'

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:03am

Naomi Novik leaves behind the Napoleonic War setting of her previous books for a new stand-alone tale of a village girl, taken by a mysterious magician, who learns she's more than a match for him.

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Another Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:30am

The region was already devastated by a magnitude-7.8 temblor on April 25 that killed more than 8,000 people. The new quake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides.

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