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Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:02am

GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way.

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Erik Brynjolfsson: In A Race With Machines, Can We Keep Up?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:02am

MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson sees a bright future where machines serve as powerful tools and partners. But he says we can only shape this future if we keep up with the pace of innovation.

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Juana Molina Shares Eerie New Video For Upcoming Album, 'Halo'

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:00am

"Lentísimo Halo" is a sneak peek at the Argentine experimental musician's seventh album. The short film juxtaposes sensual longing with a menacing landscape.

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Is It Safe To Eat Moldy Bread?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:00am

No, say food safety experts. Molds can easily penetrate deep into a soft food, like bread. But you can salvage other foods with tougher surfaces, like cabbages, carrots and hard cheeses.

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Top Stories: Latest On Paris Attack; German Bombing Linked to Money

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:47am

Also: Defense Secretary Mattis warns Syria against using chemical weapons again; Tesla is recalling thousands of cars for a potential brake problem; and musician Cuba Gooding Sr. dies.

Soccer Team Bus Bombing Was Part Of Stock Option Plot, German Prosecutors Say

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:01am

Earlier this month, three explosions went off near a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. A man has been arrested; authorities say he was trying to drive down the price of the team's stock.

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Republicans Take On Health Care, Again

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:14am

House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care overhaul proposal. A previous effort fell apart.

Presidential Candidates Emphasize Security After Paris Attack

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:11am

Just a few days before the first round in France's presidential election, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer. Candidates are now talking about security issues.

Prince Without Permission

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:00am

His albums are back on Spotify. New releases full of unheard recordings are on the way. For a fan, there is joy and pain in knowing the work Prince guarded so tightly won't stay that way for long.

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Prince's Posthumous Year In Business Was Full Of Weirdos And Chaos

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:00am

Prince Rogers Nelson was notoriously mercurial — which left his estate in chaos after he passed away unexpectedly one year ago today.

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In The Wake Of Prince's Death

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:00am

A year ago today, fans made a pilgrimage to Paisley Park, the home of Prince. What they found there was a communal altar, separated from the building by about 100 feet.

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Immigrants Make This Farm Town Work. Now They're Applying For Citizenship

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:44am

Many immigrants come to Morgan County, Colo., for its plentiful, if grueling, jobs in agriculture. Now, fears about changes to immigration policy under Trump are prompting many to act.

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Educators On A Hot Topic: Global Warming 101

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:41am

Thousands of people will participate in Saturday's march. We reached out to three experts on teaching and climate change to find out how the event — and its aftermath — can help engage young people.

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Arkansas Carries Out First Execution Since 2005

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murdering a woman in 1993. The execution came shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the lethal injection.

'Dolly's America': A Class About Dolly Parton And Appalachia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

A class at the University of Tennessee called Dolly's America teaches students about modern Appalachia through the life story of native Dolly Parton. Parton tweeted that it's "a blessing."

For The Baristas' Sake, Don't Get A Unicorn Frappuccino

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

There's a trend of food with unicorn colors. A Starbucks employee posted a video saying he's "never been so stressed," making "unicorn Frappuccinos." He said he had sticky hands, clothes and hair.

Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Calvin Burns' daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, is usually reticent. At StoryCorps, she tells him about dealing with racism at her high school. Burns says he faced similar issues when he was growing up.

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Morning News Brief: Paris Attacks, New GOP Health Care Effort, Prince

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

An attacker killed a police officer in Paris, days ahead of France's presidential election. Also, House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care plan.

Judge Stops Release Of Posthumous Prince Record

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

A new EP featuring six of Prince's previously unreleased songs was scheduled for release Friday. But a lawsuit filed by the late artist's estate may prevent it from ever coming out.

Venezuelan Protests Continue

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:08am

Nationwide protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro and his government's handling of the country's economic crisis.

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