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The Most Unusual Tea Shop In The World

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:13am

At the Ask Me Another tea shop, we don't sell chai, but we do have tea that encourages faith and devotion: "loyal-tea." That's because all answers in this game sound like "tea." Share a cup with us!

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How To Succeed At Trivia

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:13am

Is listening to our show the secret to succeeding at trivia games? And how! In this quiz, the answers are common phrases and titles that begin with "how," such as How I Met Your Mother.

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Andy Serkis: God Save The Queen's English

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:13am

Serkis serves as accidental ambassador for his country in this game, as he must get a contestant to guess the American English equivalents of British slang, like "collywobbles." (Plus: Star Wars!)

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Random Questions With: Andy Serkis

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:13am

The versatile actor is known for disappearing into his roles, like Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Gollum in The Lord of the Rings. In this game, we get to know Serkis, the human being.

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A Tour Of Spanish Harlem, Birthplace Of Boogaloo

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:00am

Join us as we walk through New York's Spanish Harlem alongside DJ Turmix. He gives us a tour of El Barrio and one of the amazing musical genres born there: Boogaloo.

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Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:28am

Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.

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Iraq Elects Kurdish Politician To Ceremonial Post Of President

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:27am

Fouad Massoum, who has a long history in Iraqi politics, took the oath of office vowing to protect the constitution and the unity of the country.

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Top Stories: Mideast Conflict Continues; Missing Algerian Jet

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:46am

Also: More bodies from the downed Malaysian jet will go to the Netherlands today; a Sudanese woman convicted of apostasy arrives in Italy; and a U.S. teen pilot flying around the world is killed.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:40am

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl In A Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

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Thanks To Backpack's Revival, Lugging Stuff Is Fashionable Again

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:35am

This age of bold (or pragmatic) entrepreneurialism calls for a bag that bellows adventure. Before you dust off your grade-school book bag, consider these designer options.

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Book News: Amazon Exec Says Hachette Is Using Authors 'As Human Shields'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:18am

Also: President Obama will give the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to 21 artists, writers, academics and journalists; Katie Crouch on Sylvia Plath.

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Latin Roots: Fania Records Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:04am

Accomplished musician, producer and Latin music expert Rachel Faro joins us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fania Records.

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Nikki Lane On World Cafe

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:04am

Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs and an interview about her roots in both music and fashion.

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Saving Lives In South Miami, One Pool At A Time

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:04am

Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than 5 times higher than they are among white kids the same age.

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Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:00am

Charles Lloyd is celebrating his 75th birthday with a new album, Hagar's Song, and concert in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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A Simple Way To Reduce Stroke Risk: Take Your Pulse

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:57am

Most people can't tell when they're having the irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that puts them at risk of stroke. Simply learning to take your own pulse could help, researchers say.

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Gaza Conflict Day 17: Here's What You Need To Know

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:24am

For the first time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration is allowing flights to Israel. The death toll in Gaza has now surpassed 700.

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Can I Get A Do-Over? Shadow Selves And Second Chances

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:04am

Get your comic fix this week with Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds and The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew. Both books take up the idea of re-writing the past — but in very different ways.

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Judge To Bulldog Thief: 'You Hid The Pup; The Jig Was Up'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:48am

The judge composed a rhyme to let an Oregon man know he'd been found guilty of the crime: stealing a bulldog puppy from its owners at gunpoint.

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Sarah Palin Gets A Speeding Ticket, Says She 'Can't Drive 55'

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:48am

The former governor faces a fine for exceeding the limit in Wasila, Alaska. She joked that the Sammy Hagar song distracted her, adding, "I wasn't speeding; I was qualifying."

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