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U.S. Judge To Rule On Asylum Challenge Involving Families From Central America

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:04am

A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.

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South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:16am

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.

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With Small Shifts, Israel Eases Restrictions On Some Palestinians

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:43am

Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:24am

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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For Headache Pain, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than a Doctor Visit

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:22am

Each year more than 12 million Americans go to the doctor because of severe, chronic headaches. Many are sent for expensive tests. Researchers say all this testing isn't doing people much good.

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First Listen: J*Davey, 'POMP'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:44pm

The duo returns from a three-year hiatus with a plan to reclaim its spot among R&B's avant garde. POMP, as its title implies, is intended to be a big deal, and it accomplishes that goal.

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First Listen: Circuit Des Yeux, 'In Plain Speech'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

Until now, Circuit des Yeux has been a singular entity. But Haley Fohr refocuses the intensity of past records in full-band arrangements that glide even as they exude delirious urgency.

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First Listen: Jim O'Rourke, 'Simple Songs'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

The musician and producer has seemed to make a game of setting out challenges that can be solved, bested and subverted in surprising ways.

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First Listen: Faith No More, 'Sol Invictus'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

The band's first album in 18 years sounds lean and to the point, and it doesn't let up. Along the way, playfulness and aggression intermingle to the point where it's hard to tell them apart.

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First Listen: The Milk Carton Kids, 'Monterey'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

The duo's sound feels lighter and looser than ever, sacrificing the tiniest bit of pristineness for a much-needed note of softly scuffed-up grace.

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First Listen: Daniel Bachman, 'River'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

The guitarist, an outstanding young purveyor of a form called American Primitive, finds new levels of sharpness and confidence in River's seven masterful songs.

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First Listen: Holly Herndon, 'Platform'

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 10:03pm

Platform draws drama out of changes in speed and texture and many little parts that work together to make a sort of musical machine.

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