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A Lifelong Secret: Can You Help This Ailing 94-Year-Old Man Make Amends?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:37:14 -0500

An effort to cover up a schoolyard incident led to decades of regret for Joseph Linsk. "The event never left me," he says, as he reveals a secret he's been keeping since the 1930s.

How Your Cashmere Sweater Is Decimating Mongolia's Grasslands

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 04:35:20 -0500

Mongolian goats produce the world's highest quality cashmere wool, and international demand has soared. There's a problem, though: these goats are turning the country into an ecological wasteland.

South Korean Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Impeach President

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:53:00 -0500

The vote against President Park Geun-hye follows a corruption scandal that has paralyzed the political system. A constitutional court will now decide whether to formally remove her from office.

Dylann Roof Jury Sees Images Of Church Mass Shooting Aftermath

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 -0500

Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.

'There's Something About Her': Podcast Explores How Oprah Became Oprah

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:29:00 -0500

In the new podcast, "Making Oprah," journalist Jenn White follows Oprah Winfrey's rise from Chicago talk show host to media mogul.

'Lives Are At Risk,' Hillary Clinton Warns Over Fake News, 'Pizzagate'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:13:00 -0500

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," she said.

From Immigration To Infrastructure, Big-City Mayors Draw Up Wish List For Trump

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:04:00 -0500

Worried about policy changes and potential cuts in federal funding that Donald Trump warned of on the stump, mayors are now sharing their ideas with the president-elect as he sets his urban agenda.

In Flint, Mayor Works On Rebuilding Pipes — And Trust In The City

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:20:00 -0500

Almost one year has passed since Flint Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency. Water lines are being replaced, but residents are still relying heavily on bottled water and filters.

Slam Dunk: Michael Jordan Wins Trademark Dispute In China

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:00 -0500

China's top court has handed basketball legend Michael Jordan a victory in a long-running trademark dispute over the use of his name by a Chinese company.

Go Home, 'Office Christmas Party,' You're Drunk

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:19 -0500

This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.

A Young Writer Finds A Fan Fiction Community — And Himself — In 'Slash'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.

An Old-School Hollywood Musical That's In Love With Hollywood: 'La La Land'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.

God's Daughter Writes A 'Brand New Testament,' But It Makes For Slight Reading

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:00:18 -0500

Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.

'Your Kids Are Not An Experiment'; Surgeon General Says No Vaping For Young People

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:54:00 -0500

A report from the surgeon general warns that "nicotine is addictive and harmful for youth and young adults," and notes e-cigarettes are increasingly popular among people under 25.

Watch Jack White Perform 'The Rose With The Broken Neck'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:47:00 -0500

White originally co-wrote and sang the song for a 2011 album by Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi. Here, he plays a live acoustic version and discusses his role in its creation.