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Former CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Sexual Assault

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:43am

The charges against the former radio host carry sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison. Ghomeshi was publicly accused of violently assaulting women during sexual encounters.

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Is Washington, D.C. The Next Tech Mecca?

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:40am

The nation's capital may be transforming from a government town to a technology hub, thanks in part to incentives for tech businesses.

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The Native American Side Of The Thanksgiving Menu

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:36am

The first Thanksgiving was something of a joint venture between pilgrims and Native Americans. Chef Richard Hetzler shares a menu that celebrates the first settlers and the country's first tribes.

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Celebrate Some Of The Year's Best New Releases With Q2

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:32am

Watch performances of vocal, instrumental and electronic chamber music, as well as interviews with rising young composers.

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Episode 585: Chasing The Dread Pirate Roberts

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 10:03am

Imagine a marketplace completely free of government interference. A place with no contracts, no courts and no regulations. Except for one pirate, the Dread Pirate Roberts.

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Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure; Is Resting Comfortably

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:34am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the court's liberal wing, is 81-years-old. Doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.

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Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:13am

Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.

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EPA Proposes New Rules To Curb Ozone Levels

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:12am

The rules would lower the threshold for ozone from 75 parts per billion to between 65 ppb to 70 ppb. They are likely to be opposed by industry groups as well as Republicans.

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Patient Safety Journal Finds Violations, Tightens Standards After Scandal

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:30am

Kickback allegations against its former editor prompted the Journal of Patient Safety to review his writings and adopt new rules for disclosing commercial conflicts of interest.

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After 50 Years, An Olympic Medal Dispute Is Resolved

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:16am

The International Olympic Committee recognized that American figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph won the bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

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University Of Virginia Apologizes To Student Who Says She Was Gang Raped

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 8:05am

Rolling Stone magazine published a harrowing account of a campus rape that's shaken the university. "Nothing like it should ever happen again," UVA president Teresa Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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In Ferguson, A Trove Of Evidence — But No Trial

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 7:57am

As photos of officer Darren Wilson spread on social media, so did skepticism about his testimony.

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Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:47am

The pardoning of a turkey is a long standing tradition in the White House. But Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says his city is known for being a little bit "granola."

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Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:44am

Swedish athletes on an adventure race in Ecuador fed a stray dog a meatball. The dog kept up with them for six days. At the end of the race, one of the athletes adopted the dog they named Arthur.

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Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:43am

Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.

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Lead Belly, 'I'm So Glad, I Done Got Over'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:03am

The Smithsonian opens its archives and shares a comprehensive collection of previously unheard recordings by blues legend Lead Belly.

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North-Of-The-Border Horror In 'Go Down Together'

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:03am

Cold dark winter nights are the perfect time to dip into Gemma Files' chilling new story collection, We Will All Go Down Together. Critic Jason Heller praises Files' "ghostly, magical storytelling."

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A Calmer Night In Ferguson, Mo., Amid Increased National Guard Presence

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:52am

Police arrested 44 people after another round of protests — these quieter than the unrest that erupted after the decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

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Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 4:13am

David Greene talks to Steve Sullivan, who runs Provident, a network of counseling and crisis centers in the St. Louis area, including Ferguson. His comments appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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