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Doing The Math: How The U.S. Can Advance In The World Cup

Monday, June 23, 2014

Despite a deflating tie with Portugal, the U.S. is in a good spot: A tie or win against Germany moves them to the round of 16. A loss would unleash a complex scenario.

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Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone

Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer vacation season has people thinking about how to sign off and escape from the Internet. Is it possible? All Things Considered wants to know about your attempt at a digital detox.

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Simple Tricks Can Tame The Taste Of Broccoli And Its Cousins

Monday, June 23, 2014

The horrible memory of overcooked vegetables can and should be overcome, because yes, kale is really good for you. A cookbook author shares tips for making sure these veggies actually taste good, too.

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How Does A Jam Band Write Songs? We Asked Phish

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Those spiraling, psychedelic sound journeys have to start somewhere. All Things Considered asked the members of Phish to explain their process — and their answer is more systematic than you'd expect.

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Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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Saving Lives And Surviving Paperwork Inside The LA County ER

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Trauma victims and the uninsured alike pour through the doors of LA County Hospital. Filmmaker-physician Ryan McGarry's new documentary, Code Black, takes viewers inside the busy emergency room.

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With Memories And Online Maps, A Man Finds His 'Way Home'

Sunday, June 22, 2014

When Saroo Brierley was 4, he hopped on the wrong train in rural India, losing his way and his family. But as he recounts in A Long Way Home, Google Earth helped him return decades later.

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'I'm An Iraqi': A Family Attacked, A Brother Missing

Sunday, June 22, 2014

In 2005, Iqbal al-Juboori's family in Iraq was attacked at home and her brother was kidnapped. "As an Iraqi, you get violated," she says. "You don't have a lot of rights."

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'Astonish Me' Asks, Is It Enough To Only Be Good?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

For our latest installment of the occasional feature Weekend Reads, novelist Alexander Chee recommends Maggie Shipstead's Astonish Me, about a ballerina who leaves the world of dance to have a child.

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'They Came Together' Is A Terrible Rom-Com On Purpose

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The film lampoons every trope in the romantic comedy textbook. Man-to-man real talk on the basketball court? Check. Sad heart-to-heart with a bartender? There's that too, but not how you'd expect.

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From Backup Dancer To 'The Wire': How A Scar Transformed A Career

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Before Michael K. Williams played Omar Little on HBO's The Wire, he was a dancer in music videos starring artists like Madonna. Then a barroom brawl changed everything.

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Bobby Hutcherson's Good Vibes For Fiery Times

Saturday, June 21, 2014

"You could stop on a street corner and hear Malcolm X," the vibraphonist says of 1960s New York, where he made his controversial debut as a bandleader. His new Blue Note album is Enjoy The View.

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'Miss Lovely' Exposes The Underbelly Of India's Film Industry

Saturday, June 21, 2014

No one wanted to talk to director Ashim Ahluwalia on camera about making porn in India. So to cover the rarely discussed topic, he created a fictional film that looks and feels like a documentary.

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Lana Del Rey: 'I Don't Have Other People In Mind'

Saturday, June 21, 2014

On the new Ultraviolence, Del Rey remains a pop star with the power to elude and confound. "I'm so used to writing for myself," she says. "I do it because I feel like I have to."

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A Former Prisoner Out Of Step With Modern China In 'Night Heron'

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Former BBC China correspondent Adam Brookes' new novel follows the ironically named Peanut, a former political prisoner who finds himself adrift — and then in trouble — in post-Tiananmen China.

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Ian McLagan's Song For A Muse

Friday, June 20, 2014

The British rocker's wife was a driving force through his time playing with The Faces, The Rolling Stones and others. Years after her death, he still finds her in his songs.

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Inheriting A Rare Skin Condition, And The Ability To Laugh About It

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cheri and Phillip Lindsay both have a rare condition that causes them to gradually lose skin pigment in patches. But it was easier for her to deal with it, Cheri says, because of her dad's example.

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Some Paramedics Doing Less Transport, More Treatment At Scene

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cities and towns call it community paramedicine, and say the goal is to lower hospital costs by training emergency crews to do more treatment at the scene. But who actually pays for these house calls?

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Plastics Don't Disappear, But They Do End Up In Seabirds' Bellies

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

When bottles and bags are cast out to sea, the debris never truly goes away — it just gets smaller. And these plastic particles, called microplastics, are ready meals for fish and birds.

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A Young Man's Loneliness, And His Soulful Falsetto

Monday, June 16, 2014

The 22-year-old British singer Sam Smith broke through as the high-note voice snaking through an international club anthem. Now, he's written and recorded a debut album about love and loss.

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