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Hannibal Buress And The Comedy Of The Unexpected

Thursday, September 12, 2013

A former Saturday Night Live writer and an alumnus of 30 Rock, the comic hosts a weekly stand-up night at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, where surprise guests have included Louis C.K., Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman. When he's on his game, you're sometimes not at all sure why you're laughing.

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Four-Legged Impostors Give Service Dog Owners Pause

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

People who lack special needs but simply want to keep their pets with them all the time can easily find fake "service animal" certifications on the Web. But those phony credentials can create problems for people with disabilities who legitimately need trained service dogs.

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Neko Case: 'I Couldn't Really Listen To Music'

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

While making her new album, Case went through a series of deaths and a bout of depression. But once she stopped fighting it, "it's like a bottleneck broke open, and everything started to flow again and my circulation came back," she says.

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For Restaurant Workers, A Struggle To Put Food On The Table

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fast food and restaurant work used to be seen as an entry point for the young. Today, the average such employee is 29, and nearly a quarter are parents. For these workers, current wages are hardly enough to support them, let alone their families.

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Area Man Realizes He's Been Reading Fake News For 25 Years

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Onion, which turns 25 on Thursday, was founded by two Madison, Wis., college students as a local satirical newspaper "intended mainly to ... sell pizza coupons," says its editor-in-chief. But the self-proclaimed "America's Finest News Source" became much more than that.

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A Cooler Pacific May Be Behind Recent Pause In Global Warming

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Earth's average annual temperature has been rising for decades, but not in the last 15 years — colder winters and hotter summers notwithstanding. Now scientists offer evidence that this "pause" in average warming is because a cooler Pacific is temporarily taking up more heat than usual.

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Freedom Singer: 'Without Music, There Would Be No Movement'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Freedom Singers, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez were some of the people who provided the soundtrack at the March on Washington. The Freedom Singers' Rutha Mae Harris tells host Michel Martin why the civil rights movement couldn't exist without music.

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Behind March On Washington's 'Sunny Reputation,' A Deep Fear

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Even though the March on Washington was nonviolent, many braced for riots. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about the story behind the march.

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For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

After days of worry, Clarence B. Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., was relieved to stand at the Lincoln Memorial and watch the event unfold without a hitch. While there's been great progress in the decades since, Jones says, he also feels King's dream still remains unfulfilled.

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Weekly Innovation: A Mattress That Makes It Easier To Cuddle

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Cuddle Mattress is designed to let you spoon or hug your better half more comfortably. It's the latest product in our Weekly Innovation series.

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Goodie Mob: Building New Leaders From The Elders

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cee-Lo Green says the group's reunion provides an opportunity to bring something new and deep to hip-hop. Goodie Mob's new album, Age Against the Machine, aims to challenge the genre's mainstream powerhouses.

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Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The doyenne of TV chefs imparted much wisdom to American cooks, but one piece of Child's advice you should ignore is to wash your raw poultry before cooking. It spreads germs. Everywhere. Yet studies suggest 90 percent of Americans do it, so food safety researchers are launching a campaign to squash the habit.

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A College Kid, A Single Mom, And The Problem With The Poverty Line

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A college student getting help from his parents may be below the poverty line. The mother who earns $23,000 a year is not.

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Tortellini, The Dumpling Inspired By Venus' Navel

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Legend has it that an innkeeper caught a glimpse of the goddess of love in her bedroom and then rushed to his kitchen to create an egg pasta inspired by Venus' belly button. Today the art of making tortellini is endangered, but several groups are devising creative ways to preserve the tradition.

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Race And Country Music Then And Now

Friday, August 23, 2013

A new book provides evidence of racial mixing in country music as far back as the 1930s, but today is the red Solo cup (to quote a Toby Keith lyric) half full or half empty?

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The Charity That Just Gives Money To Poor People

Friday, August 23, 2013

There are no strings attached. People can spend the money on whatever they want, and they never have to pay it back.

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Ben Affleck, The New Batman

Thursday, August 22, 2013

To the names Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney and Christian Bale, add Ben Affleck. Warner Bros. says Affleck will be the next big name Hollywood star to play the role of Batman on the big screen. He'll star in the still untitled movie expected to be released in the summer of 2015.

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Bradley Manning: 'I Am A Female,' Call Me Chelsea

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Army private responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history is asking for hormone therapy. Manning's lawyer will push for that to happen during the soldier's long stay in prison.

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How A Look At Your Gmail Reveals The Power Of Metadata

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The NSA says it's only examining traffic information, not the content of Americans' phone calls. How much can that information tell you? Quite a lot, and in some ways it's more useful than actual content. NPR's Larry Abramson learns what analysts can discover about his life and contacts just by looking at his Gmail account.

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Meth, Poverty Drive Up Cattle Rustling In Texas

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cattle rustling is on the rise in Texas and Oklahoma. So far this year, authorities have seen a 40 percent increase in thefts. But one of the reasons why may be a bit surprising: Drug users are stealing them.

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