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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Friday, July 24, 2015

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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The Teen Who Didn't Make It — And The Nurses He Moved Along The Way

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wilson Matthews and Jeanne Yeatman worked as flight nurses for years. But it's the memory of one patient in particular, and his mom, that reminds them daily: "We're taking care of somebody's family."

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A Return To Ragas: Family Matters For Sitar Player Anoushka Shankar

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

For her latest album, Home, Shankar has returned to the classical training she'd absorbed from her father, the late Ravi Shankar.

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A Lifelong Surfer Explains Why There's No Such Thing As A 'Perfect' Wave

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"Waves are not stationary objects in nature. They're not diamonds or roses or something that you just look at," says New Yorker journalist William Finnegan. His new memoir is called Barbarian Days.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

Monday, July 20, 2015

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.

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PETA Says Undercover SeaWorld Employee Posed As Animal Rights Activist

Sunday, July 19, 2015

PETA says one of its supporters in California was actually a SeaWorld "agent" who infiltrated its activist network and tried to "incite illegal ... activity." SeaWorld has suspended the employee.

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Written Then, Heard Now: Reimagining Old Texts Through Global Songs

Sunday, July 19, 2015

KPFK's Betto Arcos spins four time-traveling songs that repurpose old texts — including an Iraqi poem and a folk song from Communist Albania — by setting them to modern music from around the world.

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Written In Spanish About Belgium By A Colombian, 'It Feels American'

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nearly 15 years after his story collection was published in Spanish, Juan Gabriel Vásquez's Lovers on All Saints' Day has gotten an English translation. He explains the book's patchwork provenance.

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Pastor's Daughter Taps Into The 'Spicy Stuff' To Help Save Marriages

Sunday, July 19, 2015

DiShan Washington, former wife of a pastor, is a writer of what she calls "Christian erotica." She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to help Christians approach sex with a more open mind.

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Birds, Bees And The Power Of Sex Appeal: The Ribald Lives Of Flowers

Saturday, July 18, 2015

They're billboards for sexual favors, says ecologist Stephen Buchmann. But get your minds out of the dirt: We're talking pollination — and it's played a surprising role in global trade and history.

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Leaving Los Angeles: Rickie Lee Jones Turns A Decade Into An Album

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans.

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In Northern Ireland, 'Terror Gets Old,' But Divisions Linger

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A new documentary looks at the lives of some who took part in Northern Ireland's sectarian conflict, which lasted 30 years. Many are in their 60s now, grappling with their roles in a violent past.

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They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years

Saturday, July 18, 2015

America's top math students went head-to-head with competitors from more than 100 countries — and they won. "If you can even solve one question," their head coach says, "you're a bit of a genius."

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Former Hostage: Under Deal, Iran Has Less Incentive To Hold Americans

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sarah Shourd, who was imprisoned by Iran in 2009, calls the nuclear deal a "win-win." It doesn't demand Americans' release, but she says it makes it less useful for Iran to keep hostages for leverage.

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Where There's A Wheel, There's A Way. Where There Are 2, Things Can Get Weird

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Boneshakers, gunshots and "hygienic saddles": Cycling's history is littered with oddities. With the Tour de France in full swing, journalist A.J. Jacobs offers some choice nuggets of bike trivia.

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'Songs Of Salvation': Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer's Music

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The civil rights activist was a musician as well. A new collection of her music, Songs My Mother Taught Me, has just been reissued by the Smithsonian Institution.

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How An Ice Cream Stand Made Pineapple A Local Flavor Of Missouri

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What's a pineapple treat doing making a home in the Midwest? You'd have to ask the Fortners: For generations, they've been serving up Pineapple Whip in Springfield, Mo. — and locals can't get enough.

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The Rifleman Who Fiddled For Truman, Churchill And Stalin

Friday, July 17, 2015

Stuart Canin was one of many GIs in Europe after World War II, but his violin made him different.

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At The End Of A Murder Sentence, A Redemption Forged From Forgiveness

Friday, July 17, 2015

As a teen, Oshea Israel killed another young man at a party. Years later, as the end of his prison time approached, Israel met the mother of the man he murdered — and earned her forgiveness.

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Reduce, Reuse, Remove The Cellophane: Recycling Demystified

Friday, July 17, 2015

Are plastic bags recyclable? Why are Christmas lights a no-go? A recycling plant operations manager takes readers' questions about the process.

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