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No, Fidel Castro Wasn't Nearly A New York Yankee

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The late Cuban dictator didn't try out for the New York team, says Adrian Burgos Jr., University of Illinois history professor. It's fun to contemplate this historical "What if?" but it's pure myth.

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Trump's Populism Is Transforming GOP's Economics, Adviser Says

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Stephen Moore recently said Trump's party is no longer the party of Ronald Reagan and free trade. "Look, this is 2016. It's not 1986. We have different problems in this country," the adviser says.

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Katie Melua, A Georgian Voice Made Good In The West, Comes Home

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Melua is one of the U.K.'s most successful female artists. For her latest album, In Winter, she traveled to her home country of Georgia to record with the 23-member Gori Women's Choir.

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Get To Know A Cuba Without Castro: Recommended Books, Movies And Music

Sunday, November 27, 2016

With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, interest in the island nation has again spiked among Americans. For those looking to learn more about the country, expert Tom Miller has some picks.

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Once Unwelcome News, Her Daughter's Outing Opened Door For A New Love

Sunday, November 27, 2016

When Leslye Huff first told Mary Ostendorf's mother about their relationship, she took it badly. But things didn't end there. Over a decade, friendship — and even love — bloomed between the three.

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Long Unseen By Readers, H.G. Wells Ghost Story Finally Debuts In Print

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Strand Magazine is publishing the story, which languished unread for decades. The magazine's managing editor says it was Wells' "indecipherable" handwriting that gave the story away.

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In Andy Grammer's New Video, A Call To Act Against Homelessness

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Grammer filmed the video for his single "Fresh Eyes" on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Over the course of the shoot, the singer and his team provided haircuts, clean clothes and meals.

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Thanksgiving Miracles And Mishaps: Your Dispatches From The Dinner Table

Friday, November 25, 2016

After an especially brutal election season, many dreaded — or even evaded — the difficult family conversations at Thanksgiving. Now, with the holiday in the books, listeners tell us their stories.

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From Afghanistan To U.S., A Lesson In Love — One Thanksgiving At A Time

Friday, November 25, 2016

When Saboor Sahely left Afghanistan for the U.S. in 1978, he bore a lesson with him: love for his community. Now a restaurant owner in Utah, he has given out free Thanksgiving meals for 26 years.

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For Thanksgiving, A Chain Of Musical Gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Host Ari Shapiro invites four different musicians — Laura Mvula, Esperanza Spalding, Corey King and Michaela Anne — to discuss a fellow artist they're each grateful for.

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Robbie Robertson On 'The Last Waltz,' 40 Years Later

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Band's epic final concert included stars like Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan — and the venue even served Thanksgiving dinner.

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To Survive A Post-Election Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ditch the political conversation this weekend and try StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen project, where kids interview their elders about their lives.

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'Moana' Actress Grew Up With The Polynesian Myth That Inspired The Movie

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hawaiian actress Auli'i Cravalho says she grew up hearing tales of Maui, the Polynesian demigod who could pull up islands with his magical fishhook. Now she stars alongside him in a new Disney movie.

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At Thanksgiving, If You Take Sides, Make Sure They're As Tasty As These

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chef Mike Isabella, a renowned restaurateur, has devised some delectable spinoffs of traditional turkey accompaniments, while staying true to classic roots.

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Women Take On Big-Wave Surfing, Once The Domain Of Men, At Mavericks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sarah Gerhardt is the first woman to ever surf Mavericks, the famously dangerous big-wave spot in northern California. Soon she will be part of the first women's heat in a surfing contest there.

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To Make It In Comedy You Have To Bet On Yourself

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stephen Agyei is a Denver-based comedian who's ready to quit his day job and take his comedy full time. The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr.'s advice? Move to a coast.

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Anti-Defamation League Official: Racist Incidents 'A Wake-Up Call'

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The rise in hate crimes and in the prominence of white nationalist groups since Donald Trump's election highlight the need for concerned people to stand up and fight, says Deborah Lauter of the ADL.

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Scholars Delve Deeper Into The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Monday, November 21, 2016

What happens when you make robots that are smart, independent thinkers — and then try to limit their autonomy? A $10 million gift is aimed at answering such questions at Carnegie Mellon University.

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'We're Contemporary People': BADBADNOTGOOD's Mixed Bag Of Inspiration

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Toronto jazz band is heavily influenced by today's hip-hop. "We came about precisely from just goofing around and having fun," bassist Chester Hansen says.

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A Clear Message From Colombian Police: Don't Mess With '100 Years Of Solitude'

Monday, November 21, 2016

In 2015, a first edition copy of Gabriel García Márquez's classic was stolen from a Bogota book fair. Many cases in that city go unsolved, but local law enforcement went all out to find the book.

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