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Think Before You Clap: You Could Be Beat Deaf

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some people just can't keep a beat. A Montreal neuroscientist describes the problem as a "musical brain disorder" rather than a mere problem of coordination.
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Netanyahu Blames Hamas For Kidnapping Of Teens

Monday, June 23, 2014

Israel's military has been rounding up politicians or operatives linked with Hamas after the kidnapping of three teenagers. Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Summer Has Arrived And So Have The Great Whites

Monday, June 23, 2014

A new report finds a big jump in the number of great white sharks off the East Coast — up to 5,000 of them.
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Scientists Observe Springtime Changes On One Of Saturn's Moons

Monday, June 23, 2014

On Titan, summer is almost three years away. But in a dark, placid ocean of natural gas, scientists have spotted something that could be the first inkling of springtime.
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Administration Focuses On Challenges Working Families Face

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ideas like paid sick, maternity leave and universal preschool will take center stage at the White House Summit on Working Families.
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Kerry In Iraq To Pressure Al-Maliki To Reach Across Sectarian Lines

Monday, June 23, 2014

As Sunni Militants continue to grab territory across Northern Iraq, the U.S. has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reach out to the Sunni and Kurdish communities.
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Concert Hall Encourages Less Stuffy Classical Music

Monday, June 23, 2014

During Handel's Messiah, people at a concert hall in Bristol, England, were told to act like it was a rock concert. But David Glowacki went to far, he was thrown out for crowd surfing.
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Change Is Coming But What Does That Mean For Communist Cuba?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Renee Montagne talks to David Greene about his recent trip to Cuba, where the government and people are experimenting with looser economic and social restrictions.
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Egyptian Court Sentences Al Jazeera Reporters To Prison

Monday, June 23, 2014

Two journalists in Cairo got seven years in prison and third received 10 years. Egypt's government accused them of helping the banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Amazon Relents: Begins Selling Rowling's 'Silkworm'

Monday, June 23, 2014

J.K. Rowling's new book, The Silkworm, has been caught up in Amazon's ongoing fight with publisher Hachette Book Group. Amazon has been delaying delivery on more than 5,000 of Hachette's titles
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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.
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Baltimore's Water Wheel Keeps On Turning, Pulling In Tons Of Trash

Monday, June 23, 2014

It looks like a cross between an old grain mill, a covered wagon and a spaceship: a giant, solar-powered wheel that sucks in bags, bottles and other detritus from Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
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How Did The Meter Get Its Length?

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. doesn't routinely use the metric system. The U.S. government definition of a foot is 0.3048 meters. But if the length of a foot is based on the meter, what's the length of the meter based on?
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Sting's Kids Better Not Plan On Being Left A Big Inheritance

Monday, June 23, 2014

The former lead singer of The Police told Britain's Mail on Sunday that his offspring won't be inheriting any of his estimated $300 million fortune.
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To Boost Attendance, Milwaukee Schools Revive Art, Music And Gym

Monday, June 23, 2014

After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basics. They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
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Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
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The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

Monday, June 23, 2014

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.
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As Carmakers Recall Vehicles, Dealers Might Make A Profit

Monday, June 23, 2014

When a company announces that millions of cars have a defect, there's an upside — for dealerships, at least. Car recalls can lead to more profit, and, counterintuitively, to more brand loyalty.
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Hospitals To Pay Big Fines For Infections, Avoidable Injuries

Monday, June 23, 2014

Starting this fall, 25 percent of all U.S. hospitals — those with the worst records for infections and injuries — will lose 1 percent of every Medicare payment for a year.
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How A Woman's Plan To Kill Herself Helped Her Family Grieve

Monday, June 23, 2014

After a suicide, family members are often devastated. Depression rates are much higher than when a loved one dies naturally. But Sandy Bem's family says her approach to suicide helped them mourn.
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