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From Ballads To Romps, Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' Is Timeless

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers of NPR Music talk about the new album from Ashley Monroe called The Blade.
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At Low Pay, Government Hires Immigrants Held At Detention Centers

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's illegal to hire immigrants without legal status. Yet the federal government employs thousands of undocumented workers. They prepare food and clean detention facilities where they are held.
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House Bill Would Cut Off Federal Funds For Sanctuary Cities

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The U.S. House is poised to pass legislation that would cut off federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities" that have protected undocumented residents from immigration proceedings.
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Investigators Seek The Gunman's Motivation In The Chattanooga Shooting

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Federal authorities in Chattanooga, Tenn., say they still don't know why a man shot up two military installations last week, killing five people. But they are releasing new details on the shooting.
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After Cold, Icy Winters, Lake Michigan Is Rising Rapidly

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just two years after dropping to a record low, Lake Michigan's water level is rebounding at a near record rate. It's good news for restoring the habitat, but not so good for some who live on the lake.
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The Associated Press Puts Its Vast Archive On YouTube

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Associated Press is making thousands of hours of archival news footage available on YouTube. The clips date back to 1895 and include historic moments from around the world.
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Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African nation.
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Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Republican presidential candidate and former neurosurgeon, Carson was born and raised amid the tumult of Detroit in the 1960s. Even as a young man, Carson sought a different path from his peers.
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You Might Not Know Kenny Ortega, But You Probably Know His Choreography

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ortega is one of the most sought after choreographers in showbiz. He has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Zac Efron and is responsible for some of Hollywood's most memorable dance scenes.
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Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.
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'Close Up Baltimore' Tells Stories Of The City, One Portrait At A Time

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Inspired by the popular Humans of New York blog, a photographer is aiming to take 200 portraits of his fellow Baltimore residents.
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Follow The Leader: Drones Learn To Behave In Swarms

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Unmanned aerial vehicles can sound like a swarm of bees with a relentless buzzing noise. Now, drones can act like one as dozens are programmed to soar and work together.
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Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.
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Buddhist Diet For A Clear Mind: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.
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When Sanctions Lift, How Will Iran Spend Its Billions?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Once Tehran takes steps to roll back its nuclear program, an estimated $100 billion in frozen overseas assets will become available. Iran has many needs to meet with its battered economy.
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Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A new study by Google indicates that experts and non-experts have very different approaches to securing their online data. And the non-experts should probably rethink the way they're going about it.
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Pets And Other Non-Humans Gets Rights Upgraded In A Spanish Town

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The town council of Trigueros de Valle declared all residents, 'whether human or non-human,' are entitled to respect.
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In A Hurry, Queen Elizabeth Goes Off Road

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The queen was headed to church when she veered onto the grass to go around a family in her path.
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Songwriter Wayne Carson Dies At 72

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wayne Carson was a prolific songwriter who hit the top of the country and pop charts. He was best known for songs that included "Always On My Mind," recorded by both Elvis Presley and Willie Nelson.
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For More Than 30 Years, Comics Flock To Montreal Every July

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Montreal is home to the biggest and oldest international comedy festival in the world. Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Wanda Sykes and Kevin Hart are among the performers this year.
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