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U.S. Soldier Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:55am

The soldier was injured during a mission to free about 70 hostages from the Islamic State. This was the first U.S. soldier to be killed in Iraq since the end of combat in 2011.

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As House Looks For Leader, Debt Ceiling Debate Looms

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:52am

Financial markets have been looking fairly calm lately, but that calm could be disrupted in coming days by a debt ceiling crisis.

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DJ Session: Younger Classical Artists Worth The Listen

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:40am

Vic Di Geronimo shares music from classical artists in their 30s who are doing interesting things with established pieces.

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Mets Advance To World Series After Sweeping The Cubs

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:33am

Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is tomorrow, with the Blue Jays and Royals competing to win the other top spot.

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Arturo O'Farrill Presents 'Cuba: The Conversation Continues'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:24am

An economic blockade between the U.S. and Cuba didn't prevent jazz from traveling between the countries. But what if the dialogue could flow freely? The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra wanted to find out.

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Britain's Former Top Spy Talks Terrorism, Mass Surveillance

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:20am

Sir John Sawers, who led the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) from 2009 to 2014, discusses how to prevent terror attacks.

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Breast Cancer In The Developing World: Rising Rates, Shrouded In Silence

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:19am

Women are afraid their husbands will walk out. They think, I'll die anyway, so what's the point of seeing a doctor. Or there may be no treatment within reach.

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Affordable Virtual Reality Opens New Worlds For People With Disabilities

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:15am

For $10 anyone can buy a cardboard headset, download a free iPhone app, slide in a phone and explore virtual worlds from a wheelchair, bed or couch.

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Mexico Arrests Six People In Connection With 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Escape

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:04am

One of the men arrested was Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán's brother in law, who authorities say supervised the construction of a tunnel used for his escape.

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KCRW Presents: Mew

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:51am

Watch the Danish dream-rock band perform "Satellites" live in the studio.

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American Women Who Were Anti-Suffragettes

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 10:03am

Who were the women who worked against voting rights for women in the early 20th century? Some were involved in community and charity — but not electoral politics.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Len Graham

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:37am

The singer and song collector probes the connections between Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia.

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Can Paul Ryan Have It All?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:17am

Ryan has asked for more work-life balance if he becomes the next speaker. If more men did that, it could make the U.S. workforce way, way more equal.

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VIDEO: 'Watch Me Whip,' Says House Decked Out For Halloween

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:15am

For several years, the owners of a Maryland house have synchronized lights to to music, from Halloween favorites like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to more recent hits.

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Live Blog: Clinton Testifies Before The House Benghazi Committee

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:07am

The Democratic presidential candidate is expected to face tough questioning over the 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

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All Hail The Glow Cloud: 'Night Vale' Welcomes Readers

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:03am

The creators of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale are now telling their tales of a strange desert town in novel form, in a new book reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls "splendid, weird, moving."

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WATCH: Hillary Clinton Testify Before House Select Committee on Benghazi

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 9:03am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is testifying before the House Select Committee. You can watch live here.

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Songs We Love: jennylee, 'never'

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 8:03am

Warpaint bassist continues Los Angeles' deep-rooted love affair with the darker side of new wave on her solo single and video

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Are We Becoming Overzealous About Breastfeeding?

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 7:54am

A new essay argues we've gone too far in pushing breastfeeding on American mothers. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores the data on breastfeeding's benefits.

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