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Charli XCX And Carly Rae Jepsen's Orbits Align On 'Backseat'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:17:33 -0500

The dripping synths that open Charli XCX's new mixtape sets a subdued mood for the absolutely guest-packed POP 2.

Reinventing The Cheese Wheel: From Farmhouse To Factory And Back Again

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:00:06 -0500

A new book traces the transatlantic cheese wars that led to the rise of factory cheeses and loss of traditional varietals, and looks at the farmhouse cheesemakers working to restore that lost legacy.

Video Shows Trump Judicial Nominee Unable To Answer Basic Questions Of Law

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:52:54 -0500

Federal court nominee Matthew Petersen was stumped on basic legal questions during confirmation hearing.

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:16 -0500

When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.

Mubin Shaikh: Why Did a Former Extremist Go Undercover To Fight Terrorism?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:16 -0500

When his childhood friend was connected with a terrorist attack, Mubin Shaikh set out to help combat Islamic extremists--even though he used to be one. So he joined the Canadian Intelligence Service.

Jamie Bartlett: What Goes On In The Secrecy Of The Dark Web?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:16 -0500

When journalist Jamie Bartlett dove into the secret, hidden part of the Internet known as the Dark Web, he was surprised by what he found lurking there.

Theo E.J. Wilson: What Happens When A Black Man Goes Undercover In The Alt-Right?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:16 -0500

Youtube activist Theo E.J. Wilson wondered about the people posting racist comments on his videos, and where they were getting their facts. So he adopted a pseudonym and joined their conversation.

Turnstile's 'Generator' Is A Psychedelic-Hardcore Head Rush

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:00:06 -0500

The band's new album Time & Space comes out Feb. 23. You are moshing.

Tillerson Travels To U.N. To Discuss Issues Involving North Korea

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:36:00 -0500

The secretary of state goes to the U.N. on Friday, just days after he offered to talk to North Korea with no preconditions. That would represent a change in approach for the Trump administration.

Rubio Will Vote No On Senate Tax Plan Unless Change Is Made

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:35:00 -0500

Florida Senator Marco Rubio says he can't support a tax bill that doesn't contain the child tax credit. That could complicate Republican efforts to pass a tax overhaul plan before Christmas.

Rep. Ross Says Florida Needs More Funds For Disaster Relief

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:35:00 -0500

David Greene talks to GOP Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida who says he won't support a bill to keep the government open through the holidays unless Congress approves more disaster relief for his state.

Want Help Explaining A Medical Procedure? Ask A 9-Year-Old

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:18:00 -0500

Much of the information doctors hand patients before surgery is too complex and hard to understand. So British researchers asked 9-year-olds to rewrite a brochure about a hip replacement.

Avocado Hand Injuries Are Real. Is A Seedless Fruit The Answer?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0500

Apparently people are showing up in the ER with nerve injuries from improperly cutting the pit out of an avocado. So now there's a cute new seedless variety.

Cow In Live Nativity Scene Makes A Break For It

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:36:00 -0500

Maybe Stormy the cow had stage fright — just couldn't take the pressure — who knows — but she took off not once but twice. The second time she was found on the 4th floor of a parking garage.

Retailers Hope For Strong Holiday Season As November Sales Beat Expectations

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:14:00 -0500

Retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent in November over the same time last year, the Commerce Department said. Retailers are hoping for their best year since before the economic recession.