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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

Saturday, July 04, 2015

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills.

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An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Carolina de Robertis' new novel God of Tango centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.

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Decades Of Politics And Partnership In Jimmy Carter's 'Full Life'

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Former president Jimmy Carter was one of the youngest ex-presidents ever when he left office in 1981. His new memoir, A Full Life, looks back at his years of public service, in and out of office.

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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Step To The Mic, Together

Saturday, July 04, 2015

He's from New York City; she's from rural Tennessee. But the husband and wife, each known for backing up roots music's biggest stars, make it work on their new album.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

Friday, July 03, 2015

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

Friday, July 03, 2015

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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Your Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready

Thursday, July 02, 2015

From more than 3,000 listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 songs you say are perfect for long summer drives. Stream the playlist here.

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Can The Candidate Move Beyond 'The Christie Show'?

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

This week the Christie Tracker podcast headed to Livingston High School for analysis of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's announcement that he's running for the Republican presidential nomination.

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The Sound Of Twin Danger: Frank Sinatra Meets The Clash

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.

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After Marriage Equality, What's Next For The LGBT Movement?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

One commentator worries that, going forward, other serious issues for LGBT Americans may garner less support "because it's just not as fun to be involved in" as in the marriage equality movement.

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Two Years After Deadly Wildfire, Are There Lessons In The Ashes?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Yarnell Hill Fire in June 2013 was one of the deadliest incidents for wildland firefighters in American history. Nineteen of the Granite Mountain Hotshots died — many inside their fire shelters.

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2 Brothers And A Team Of Mules Tackle The Historic Oregon Trail

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Journalist Rinker Buck had a crazy idea — and a brother with a knack for driving mules. His new memoir recounts what happened when the two very different men set off in a covered wagon.

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The Villalobos Brothers Match Music With Frida Kahlo

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Asked to accompany an exhibit of Kahlo's work, the sibling band drew equally from traditional Mexican music and themes of modern struggle.

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Raised By 5 Different Families, 7 Siblings Are Reunited In 'Bastards'

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In her debut memoir Mary Anna King tells the story of her fractured upbringing and how — in the face of poverty — love and hard work were not sufficient to keep her family together.

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For Families Of U.S. Hostages, New Policy May Bring New Hope

Saturday, June 27, 2015

This week, President Obama announced changes to the government policy on Americans abducted abroad. A former FBI hostage negotiator explains what this means for the hostages — and for their families.

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Marvel's Half-Black, Half-Latino Spider-Man Is Going Mainstream

Saturday, June 27, 2015

"It won't be [that] Miles is Spider-Man with an asterisk or some kind of adjective or adverb attached to it," says writer Brian Michael Bendis. "He is going to be Spider-Man — just Spider-Man."

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Embraced Yet Forbidden, Staff Sergeant Comes Out As Transgender

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Being openly transgender is officially prohibited in the Army, but Staff Sgt. Patricia (formerly Peter) King says her support system at work "has been absolutely amazing" during her transition.

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How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Adonal Foyle has financial advice for professional athletes. "You really have to put money in its proper place," he says. "If we do that, we will respect it — but not give it too much power over us."

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'I Just Love Dirt': Bilal Gets Grungy In The Studio

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Soul, jazz, hip-hop and a complex mix of themes all have their moment on Bilal's new album, but there's one unifying constant: an old-school production style.

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