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Lena Dunham Meets Her Following

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:45am

Lena Dunham, who has a huge following among young women, is out with a book of essays that focuses on some of the same themes as her hit show, "Girls."

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Former Defense Secretary Heaps Criticism On Obama

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:40am

Former Defense Secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta is promoting his new book and criticizing his former boss, President Obama, over his handling of world conflicts.

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Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:32am

How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?

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Cris Jacobs On Mountain Stage

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:30am

The songwriter and guitarist of the Baltimore jam band The Bridge has stepped out on his own.

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Front Row: Trampled By Turtles, 'Wild Animals'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:13am

The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.

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An Uplifting Story: Brazil's Obsession With Plastic Surgery

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:11am

Brazil recently surpassed the U.S. as the world capital of plastic surgery. All these nips and tucks don't raise an eyebrow in a country where the women flaunt, rather than hide, having work done.

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'The Flash' Winks At History And Keeps Its Superhero Tone Light

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:05am

The CW's remake of The Flash has an affection view of super-history, resting comfortably among the many version of many heroes already born.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:51am

Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdes (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.

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WBGO Redirect Page

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:45am

Founded in 1979, WBGO is a publicly-supported cultural institution that champions jazz to a worldwide audience.

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Christian McBride Redirect Page

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:44am

The host of Jazz Night In America is also one of the premier bass players of his generation.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Redirect Page

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:44am

Jazz at Lincoln Center entertains, enriches and expands a global community for jazz through performance, education, and broadcast.

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The 'Sioux Chef' Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:39am

Sean Sherman plans to open a restaurant serving food inspired by what was eaten in the Great Plains prior to the arrival of European settlers. Discovering those ingredients has been half the battle.

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'Blood Moon' Eclipse To Be Visible Throughout U.S.

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:06am

Weather permitting, on Wednesday morning you'll be able to see the second lunar eclipse visible in North America in a series of four that runs through next year.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour, Small Batch: 'House Hunters International'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:02am

Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes sit down for a little chat about flats in Paris, bad jokes, and wanting to live abroad but still be at home.

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U.S. Airstrikes Reportedly Drive ISIS From Eastern Kobani

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 8:01am

Earlier, Islamic State militants had raised its black flag over the border town's eastern gate.

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Top Stories: Nobel Physics Prize; Ebola In Spain

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:24am

Also: A federal appeals panel upholds Wisconsin's voter ID law; dengue fever kills six and infects 20,000 in China; and New Mexico builds a "singing road" to encourage motorists to slow down.

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Nurse In Spain Gets Ebola, Officials Say 'We Followed Protocol'

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:08am

The nurse had been treating a 75-year-old priest who was infected in Liberia. Health officials say as far as they know, the nurse always wore a protective suit.

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Competency-Based Education: No More Semesters?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:03am

Why measuring learning, not time, is the next big thing in higher ed.

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