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Don't Panic About Stocks. It's Not 2008 All Over Again, Economist Says

Monday, August 24, 2015

Unlike 2008, the current turmoil didn't originate in the U.S., economist Austan Goolsbee notes. And this time, the economy is growing, banks aren't in danger and there's no credit crunch, he says.

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Chasing The Future, Diplo Makes The Hits Of Today

Monday, August 24, 2015

The DJ and producer is behind some of this summer's biggest songs, including Major Lazer's "Lean On." He says he's always looking for "something that you haven't heard before."

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Your Questions Answered About Europe's Migrant Crisis

Monday, August 24, 2015

On Facebook, reporters Ari Shapiro and Joanna Kakissis discussed reporting on record numbers of people fleeing violence in the Mideast and elsewhere. One concern: Is "migrant" even the right word?

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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how she sought comfort in TV during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx.

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Do America's Military Bases Abroad Help Or Hinder Global Security?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

David Vine's new book argues that the hundreds of U.S. bases in other countries come at a high cost, both at home and abroad. He suggests reducing such bases and increasing diplomatic engagement.

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In 'Walking Dead' Spin-Off, Expect To Get An Apocalyptic Education

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Don't plan on seeing familiar faces in Fear the Walking Dead, the prequel to the hit series. Show-runner Dave Erickson says the new series offers a chance to see the apocalypse viewers missed.

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Talking About Women's Issues In Gaming Still Taboo, Developer Says

Sunday, August 23, 2015

One female developer says she hasn't faced much overt sexism in her 20-year career, but there's been lots of "casual exclusion" — like meetings held at strip clubs. It's hard to talk about, she says.

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After A Harrowing Bus Accident, Twin Shadow Is Back In The Saddle

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Singer and producer George Lewis Jr. recounts the crash that nearly killed him and his crew this spring. "It felt important" to return immediately to performing, he says.

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Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.

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Ben Lecomte Swam Across The Atlantic; Next He Tries The Pacific

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In 1998, Ben Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. The 47-year-old athlete is planning another historic plunge — this time swimming across the ocean on the other side of the country.

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Bugs Leave As Quickly As They Swarmed In Days Before Burning Man

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Past festivalgoers endured dust storms and hundred-mile winds. "You have to be prepared for things like this," says Burning Man blogger John Curley. But an insect infestation? Not this time, he says.

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U.S. Compensates Marine Exposed To Toxic Chemicals In '80s

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Retired Lt. Col. Kris Roberts says decades ago, he was ordered to dig up dozens of unmarked barrels at a base in Japan, and not report that he'd found them. He believes he handled Agent Orange.

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Off The Streets And Onto The Syllabus: The Freddie Gray Course

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Gray, the black man who died in Baltimore police custody, is front and center in a new law class at the University of Maryland. The professor says the case lends a view on broad swaths of the law.

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Christian Rich: 'We've Always Done Everything Together'

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan's debut album, FW14, is out now. They discuss stepping out front as producers, their sci-fi influences and even their short-lived career as investment bankers.

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In WWII, Millions Of Indians Fought For A Britain They Abhored

Saturday, August 22, 2015

As Indians struggled to break free of Britain, more than 2 million signed up to fight with the Allies, the largest volunteer force in the world. Raghu Karnad unearths the story in The Farthest Field.

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Trump Is No Conservative, Says Conservative Pundit Glenn Beck

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The rise of Donald Trump as a Republican presidential candidate has surprised many pundits, but not conservative commentator Glenn Beck. "He is saying the populist things," Beck says.

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In Elite Schools' Vast Endowments, Malcolm Gladwell Sees 'Obscene' Inequity

Saturday, August 22, 2015

In a recent op-ed, law professor Victor Fleischer accused top universities of "hoarding" billions and billions of dollars. And Gladwell, a New Yorker writer, agrees — in much harsher language.

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Reporting Post-Ferguson: A Journey To 'Very Dark Places'

Saturday, August 22, 2015

MSNBC's Trymaine Lee was one of several African-American journalists who shared their stories of reporting on racially-charged violence with Code Switch's Gene Demby.

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Spandau Ballet On Its Reunion And 'Looking Outrageous'

Saturday, August 22, 2015

"It was almost like the background in Britain was black-and-white, and we wanted to be in color," vocalist Tony Hadley says of the band's place in late-'70s London.

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In New Orleans' Hardest-Hit Neighborhood, A Recovery — By Sheer Will

Friday, August 21, 2015

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the area still had no grocery store. So, using his savings, Burnell Cotlon opened one himself. "If there's a problem," he says, "somebody's got to make a move."

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