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Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild Bird Behavior

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:23pm

Faux eggs made with 3-D printers are better than sculpted versions, researchers say, because it's easier to systematically vary their size, weight and other features. Next goal: 3-D fragile shells.

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U.S., Turkey Divided On Support For Rebel Forces In Syria

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

The U.S. still isn't quite on the same page with its close ally, Turkey, on who to back in the Syrian civil war — moderates or Islamists.

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Injection Drug Use Fuels Rise In Hepatitis C Cases

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

All eyes turned on Scott County, Ind., recently after reports of an outbreak of HIV. But the rise in injection drug use across the country, especially the eastern United States, is fueling another silent epidemic: hepatitis C. Outreach workers are trying to contain the spread by offering clean needles and testing. But because of the nature of hepatitis C, it's an uphill battle.

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More Rain Expected As Massive Flooding Shuts Down Houston

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

Parts of Houston have received more than a foot of rain in the past day. The deluge has led to flooding, school and road closures, and many water rescues.

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Cleveland, Justice Department Reach Settlement On Police Reforms

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

Cleveland and the Justice Department have reached an agreement on wide-ranging reforms for the city's police department. The measures come after federal authorities found the police engaged in a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.

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Tripoli's Niemeyer Fairground Recalls Happier Times Before Civil War

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

In northern Lebanon, a complex of sweeping buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer reminds people of more peaceful times.

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Federal Appeals Court Leaves Hold On Obama's Immigration Orders

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:12pm

The president has sought to give temporary protection from deportation to people who were brought to the U.S. as children, and to the parents of people who live in the U.S. legally.

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Mick Jenkins, 'P's & Q's'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:54pm

Watch the hydration-obsessed Chicago rapper's new video for the Kaytranada-produced single from his upcoming EP, Wave[s].

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Got A Voice For Radio? The Algorithm Speaks

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:50pm

In response to our call, nearly a thousand NPR listeners submitted voice samples. Now, the algorithm has rendered its judgment.

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A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:30pm

In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.

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Lee Ann Womack On World Cafe

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:29pm

The country star performs songs from her most recent album, last year's The Way I'm Livin'.

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Revisiting The Crystal Clarity Created By The 'Decca Sound' Revolution

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:25pm

In the 1940s, recording engineers perfected new sound techniques that were used in World War II — and which launched a hi-fi revolution. Lloyd Schwartz reviews the new 53-CD Decca box set.

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British Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Is Asked To Change Its Name

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:20pm

PETA says the pub's name should reflect "society's growing compassion for animals and in celebration of intelligent, sensitive chickens."

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World Cafe Next: Abram Shook

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:11pm

Hear and download two songs by the Texas musician, who performs in Shearwater's touring band.

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Mumford & Sons On World Cafe

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:59pm

The popular rock band plays songs from its new, banjo-free album Wilder Mind.

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:56pm

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Bounce Houses: The Dangers Lurking Within

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:47pm

On Monday, three children in Florida were injured when a waterspout came ashore and lifted the inflatable house they were in.

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Metropolis: 5/23/15

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:46pm

Hear music from Ratatat, Disclosure, Public Service Broadcasting and more in a two-hour EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.

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Simon Rich's 'Spoiled Brats'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:40pm

If you're looking for light fun read for an upcoming vacation, the short story collection "Spoiled Brats" comes out in paperback today.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:28pm

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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