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A Phone Call Helped Navy's First Four-Star Woman Embrace Her Path

Friday, October 10, 2014

On her way up, Adm. Michelle Howard found herself becoming a spokesperson for women in the military. Complaining to her mom, she got this reply: "As long as you stay in the Navy, this will not stop."

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When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola

Friday, October 10, 2014

Anne Purfield and Michelle Dynes, epidemiologists at the CDC, recently spent several weeks in Sierra Leone. The Ebola epidemic, they explain, has taken a heavy toll on local health care workers.

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On Fania Records And The Music That Made It Matter

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Fifty years ago, a New York musician and his lawyer friend started a small record label that would become a global brand, taking salsa music from New York clubs to the rest of the world.

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Debate: Does U.S. Military Intervention In The Middle East Help Or Hurt?

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

As the U.S. presses on with airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, two teams tackled the motion, "Flexing American Muscles In The Middle East Will Make Things Worse," in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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The U.S. Ebola Hospitals In Liberia Are Going Up ... Slowly

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Last month, the U.S. promised to build treatment centers for health care workers and for the general public. Our photo gallery checks in on the progress thus far.

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Even Techies Limit Their Children's Screen Time

Monday, October 06, 2014

Steve Jobs was said to be a low-tech parent, and so are others in the tech industry. That means they're often putting strict limits on family use of the very gadgets and software they're developing.

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A Ferguson Protest Brings New Meaning To Brahms' Requiem In St. Louis

Monday, October 06, 2014

To protest the shooting death of Ferguson, Mo., teenager Mike Brown, audience members at a St. Louis Symphony concert unfurled banners and stood to sing an old union song.

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Historian: FDR Was The Last Great President. Let's Never Have Another

Monday, October 06, 2014

In his new book, The End of Greatness, historian Aaron David Miller argues that the nation might be better off without any more truly great presidents — or the national crises that produce them.

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'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

Monday, October 06, 2014

The singer and songwriter wrote "The Birds Of St. Marks" about the singer Nico in the '60s. In revisiting it, he remembers a particular New York scene — and a younger version of himself.

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A 'Post-Post-Colonial' Take On The Violent Birth Of Modern Jamaica

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Marlon James' latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is not brief, and it contains many more than seven deaths. It's a portrait of Jamaica in the '70s, when gang warfare and reggae reigned.

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Dolphins: Adorable, Playful, Not As Smart As You Might Think

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Dolphins are often considered the geniuses of the ocean. But some researchers have begun to challenge that notion, saying many mammals have similar skills and dolphins might not be that special.

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Alaska National Guard Scandal Adds Pressure To Election

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A federal investigation into the Alaska National Guard details shocking abuses, and now the state's governor is on the defense about what he knew and when just weeks before election day.

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Fortune-Tellers, Step Aside: Big Data Looks For Future Entrepreneurs

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.

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The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Sunday, October 05, 2014

A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Deciphering The 'Priestly Mumbo-Jumbo' Of The Financial World

Sunday, October 05, 2014

If you're mystified by terms like "Libor," "stagflation" and "Grexit," you should pick up John Lanchester's new book, How To Speak Money, which aims to untangle the tortured language of finance.

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Horror Of Horrors: Is H.P. Lovecraft's Legacy Tainted?

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Lovecraft, the author who famously invented Cthulhu, was also known for his highly racist opinions. This has created some controversy around the World Fantasy Award statue that bears his likeness.

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Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, banjo superstars and a couple of 10 years, speak with NPR's Arun Rath about why they waited so long to make their first album together.

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Affleck: 'Gone Girl' Was Freeing, And 'Batman' Will Be No 'Daredevil'

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Ben Affleck says playing a character shrouded in suspicion was liberating, because "likability was sort of thrown out of the window." He also looks back on where his career began: Voyage of the Mimi.

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One Military Family, Two Lost Sons: One To Combat, One To Suicide

Saturday, October 04, 2014

In The Invisible Front, journalist Yochi Dreazen tells the story of the Grahams, a close-knit family that lost two sons in the span of a year and then took up the fight against military suicide.

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A Virologist Takes You Inside The Ebola Protective Suit

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Virus hunter Joseph Fair speaks about the needs and challenges ahead for containing the outbreak, and why he thinks things will get worse before they get better.

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