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A Self-Taught Artist Paints The Rain Forest By Memory

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:37pm

He'd never drawn before. Then he was asked to depict the Colombian rain forest he knew so well. Naturalists cherish the ink-and-watercolor works of Abel Rodriguez. And so do art lovers.

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'Bespoke Water' Video Pokes Fun At Earnest Artisanal Food Makers

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:31pm

To sell your artisanal products in Brooklyn these days, you need a good story. Meet the Timmy Brothers, a fictional Brooklyn pair who have "a thirst for helping people become less thirsty."

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Obstructions Vanish From Images Treated With New Software From MIT, Google

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:18pm

Researchers say they've figured out how to remove things like chain-link fences, raindrops, and glass reflections from photos.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Confirms Wing Fragment Is From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 1:04pm

The fragment washed ashore on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and was taken to France for testing.

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Migrant Boat Wrecks Off Libya's Coast With Hundreds Aboard

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:55pm

As many as 600 people are believed to have been crowded into a fishing boat — including "100 in the hull," a U.N. official says.

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In Arizona, No Doctor's Note Needed For Blood Tests

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:52pm

Critics say the law will lead to excessive testing and confusion, but supporters say it puts healthcare firmly in the hands of the individual.

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Anderson East On World Cafe

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:42pm

Hear the passionate Southern R&B of the Alabama-born singer, performed live in the studio.

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'Kitchens Of The Great Midwest' Mines Minnesota Memories

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:40pm

J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his culinary adventures, to his debut novel.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Dear Jean

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:38pm

Hear from artists like Robin and Linda Williams, Peggy Seeger and Kathy Mattea as they pay tribute to the late folksinger Jean Ritchie.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return With Ode to Parenting, 'Growing Up'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:35pm

Platinum-selling Seattle duo return with a direct, emotive take on parenting and change.

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SEC To Approve Dodd-Frank Pay Gap Rules

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:33pm

It will soon be easier for millions of Americans to compare their paycheck to the CEO's.

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Viking's Choice: Pleasure Leftists, 'Protection'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:31pm

Gloom can be thrilling. No, really. Pleasure Leftists' moody, relentlessly driving post-punk track is spun out of orbit by a warbly bass line and vocals that wail sky-high.

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Why You Shouldn't Take Your Milk's Three-Week Shelf Life For Granted

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:28pm

What the secret to long-lasting milk? A complex system of refrigeration called the cold chain. But in some parts of developing countries, the chain doesn't exist, leaving a lot of milk to spoil.

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Trombonist Ku-umba Frank Lacy Brings 'Ernest Intensity' To 'Mingus Sings'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:26pm

Ku-umba Frank Lacy provides vocals on the new record by the Mingus Big Band. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says the album, which is dedicated to the late Charles Mingus, is "worthy of the Mingus brand."

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Journalist Says Lax Policing Allowed NFL Player To Get Away With Serial Rape

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:26pm

Former NFL player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to rape charges involving nine women in four states. ProPublica reporter T. Christian Miller says local police weren't sharing information.

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World-Famous Free Diver Disappears In Practice Plunge

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:12pm

Natalia Molchanova was one of the top divers of all time, breaking records and plunging hundreds of feet on a single breath.

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HIV Prevention Pill Remains A Tough Sell Among Gay Latinos

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:09pm

Lack of knowledge about the drug, as well as stigma attached to sleeping with men or perceived promiscuity, are major barriers for PrEP treatment. Many also have concerns about costs and side effects.

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Sen. Kaine: Iran Deal A 'Dramatic Improvement Over The Status Quo'

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:06pm

Critics say the deal will give Iran billions of dollars in sanction relief and allow it to maintain an advanced nuclear program.

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Under Pressure, Google Promises To Update Android Security Regularly

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 12:00pm

Google recently came under sharp criticism after researchers found a major flaw in Android would let hackers take over smartphones. Now it's launching a new system to protect phones regularly.

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The Giant Catfish Of Virginia

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 11:52am

Blue catfish were introduced to local waterways decades ago for sport, but are now considered an invasive species.

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