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White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:51pm

The pitch goes all-in on workforce development.

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'Born Trump' Examines The 'Emotional Hold' The President Has On His Family

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:44pm

Journalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book. "His presence is overwhelming," she says of the president's role in the family.

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2 Books Find Fuel In The American Landscape

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:14pm

Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two books to expand your horizons: One is a cultural history of the great American road trip; the other an early 20th-century classic of Midwestern rural life.

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Arrest Made In The Murder Of Rapper XXXTentacion

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:52pm

Police have arrested a suspect in the death of Jahseh Onfroy, better known as the rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot and killed outside of a motor sports dealership on June 18 in Florida.

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Teenage (Employment) Wasteland

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:52pm

The teen summer job is a vaunted that is fading. Today's teenagers just aren't working as much as their forebears. And that could have serious implications for America's labor market.

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Long-Extinct Gibbon Found Inside Tomb Of Chinese Emperor's Grandmother

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:51pm

A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker.

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Max Richter's 'Blue Notebooks' Offers Moving Portrait For Elisabeth Moss

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:46pm

To mark the reissue of The Blue Notebooks, Richter has released a short film featuring The Handmaid's Tale star and a potent piece of music from the 2004 album.

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Ukrainian Film Director Stages Hunger Strike In Russian Jail During World Cup

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:37pm

Prisoner Oleg Sentsov's lawyer says his client's health is worsening on a weeks-long hunger strike to win the release of more than 60 people Sentsov says are political prisoners in Russia.

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FACT CHECK: President Trump's Duluth Rally Claims

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:27pm

President Trump boasted of economic and foreign policy gains at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. Some of his claims don't match the facts.

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U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:23pm

White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but the Census Bureau says non-Hispanic whites were the only racial group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017.

Preserving A River With A Pint

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:52pm

Arizona's Verde River has a lot of competing users. But a new project aims to unite them — city dwellers, farmers, environmentalists — over a glass of beer.

'Conceivability' Follows One Woman's Journey Through The Global Fertility Industry

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:40pm

When Elizabeth Katkin and her husband decided to have children, it took nine years and involved multiple miscarriages and in vitro fertilization treatments.

Commerce Secretary Refutes Insider Trading Allegations

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:33pm

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is denying allegations that he may have engaged in insider trading when he sold shares in a shipping company with ties to the Kremlin.

Flooding Hits Parts Of Texas Heavily Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:28pm

The threat of flash flooding remains high in Corpus Christi, Texas. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with the city's police chief.

Ever Get Ghosted? Feel All Your Feelings With Florence + The Machine

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:20pm

In "Big God," the new single and video from High As Hope, Florence Welch lends her powerhouse voice to a dramatic treatise on abandonment.

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A Worm That Can Really, Really Get Under Your Skin

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:17pm

And once it's there, it moves around. And around. There's a new report on the worm out this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:15pm

The first lady planned to visit two facilities, both in McAllen, Texas.

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House Immigration Bills Set For Thursday Votes Expected To Fail

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:07pm

Immigration votes in the House show deep divisions inside the House Republican conference and spotlight a controversial debate just months ahead of the midterm elections.

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Derek Smalls On World Cafe

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:06pm

Spinal Tap's legendary bassist drops by with a few songs from his new reflective solo record, Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing).

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'Why Are They Shooting?' Anger Grows In Pittsburgh Over Police Killing Of Black Teen

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:57am

Antwon Rose, 17, was riding in a car suspected of having been used in an earlier shooting. He ran after police stopped the vehicle and was shot three times by an East Pittsburgh police officer.




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