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  • How the Pope Will Influence the 2016 Election

    The Takeaway

    From abortion to climate change and capitalism, Pope Francis has entered the debate surrounding a number of hot-button issues. Here's how his influence could change the 2016 election.

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  • These Huge Scorpions Patrolled the Iowan Seas 460 Million Years Ago

    The Takeaway

    Researchers just found the fossils of ancient scorpions, but these weren't the one- to three-inch critters scampering around your campsite. These were bigger -- about 5.5 feet long.

  • When You're Down in the Polls, It Helps to Have a Superfan

    The Christie Tracker Podcast

    The political Twitterati may have moved on. But one Chris Christie supporter will never give up hope.


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  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to Back Iran Nuclear Deal

    While acknowledging the agreement is "not perfect", the Brooklyn Democrat concludes it is the "most preferable vehicle to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon."

  • Exit of de Blasio’s Deputy Saddens, Alarms Advocates

    Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.

  • How The Iran Vote Is Engineered To Pass

    Morning Edition

    When Congress votes on the deal this month, it will be considered under rules that favor the president, even if his opponents gain a majority.

  • An Extra Week of Summer, If You Choose to Accept It

    This year is unusual: Memorial Day came as early as it can and Labor Day will arrive as late as the calendar allows, making for a 15-week-long summer. What to do with all that time? 

  • CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.

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  • Back to School Guide: How to Think About Kids and Tech

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    A round-up of all the big questions we should be asking as the kids head back to school.

  • Are Science And Truth At Odds?

    A curious personalization of science is underway — it's as if scientific issues are simply matters of opinion and not the product of a very thorough process, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

  • How Startups Are Using Tech To Try To Fight Workplace Bias

    All Things Considered

    The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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  • Weekly Music Roundup: Remixing Racist Film; Mike Krol Cleans the Streets


    This week John gives us a few clues from Phillip Glass, Air Waves, and DJ Spooky as to where his vacation spot is. 

  • Lou Barlow: Bracing For Change


    Hear the lo-fi hero and veteran of Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh perform songs from his latest solo album. 

  • Lil Wayne In New Orleans: Hot Boys, History And Homecoming

    The show was improbable and internal — a roster of cameos reflecting the city's tradition of bounce music and Cash Money Records — and its ringleader was a local superstar happy to share the stage.

  • Evan Caminiti, In Studio


    Hear Evan Caminiti's pulsating synths live in the Soundcheck studio. 

  • Forró In The Dark, In Studio


    The New York based Brazilian ex-pats perform songs from their new album 'Forro Zinho' live in the studio.

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