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Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:31:14 -0500

The capsule called Columbia hasn't left the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., since 1976. It's heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

McMaster, An Iconoclast, Confronts A Job Bound By Political Realities

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:10:00 -0500

How much can President Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster really deviate from Barack Obama's strategies?

First Watch: Alasdair Roberts, 'Pangs'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

The king of Scottish folk singers accepts a crown (of sorts) in this video directed by filmmaker Catriona MacInnes.

Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:59:00 -0500

Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here's a look at particularly rowdy events this week.

This Teeny-Tiny, Handmade Pipe Organ Is Utterly Delightful

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:40:40 -0500

Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it's powered by a balloon. And it sounds a little bit like a toy train. What's not to love?

Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:35:00 -0500

In a blow to the government, the court ruled that the executive didn't have the power to order a withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval and questioned the "unexplained haste" to quit the ICC.

Jay Z Is The First Rapper To Be Elected To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:32:00 -0500

Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time's Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.

Robert Ellis, 'Elephant' (Live At 30A Songwriters Festival)

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:05:15 -0500

The Texas native played his intense love song live at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida.

SpaceX Cargo Craft Fails To Dock With Space Station, Will Try Again

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:48:00 -0500

The private spaceflight company launched its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday only to have the rocket's cargo capsule encounter an error in its navigation system on Wednesday during a docking attempt.

At 40, Paris' Pompidou Center Is Still 'An Unexpected Trip'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:37:27 -0500

The modern art museum, which opened on Jan. 31, 1977, holds a secure place in the heart of Paris — and in Parisians' hearts. But it wasn't always so. Horrified critics compared it to an oil refinery.

Heart Screening For Teens May Cause More Problems Than It Solves

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:30:00 -0500

There's no evidence that screening adolescents with electrocardiograms prevents deaths, yet the heart tests have become widespread despite the false alarms they often cause.

Seijun Suzuki, Director Of Delirious Thrillers, Dies At Age 93

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:28:00 -0500

These days, Suzuki's Branded to Kill is widely seen as a masterpiece; when he made the absurdist thriller in 1967, he was fired.

GOP Considers Trimming Health Law's 10 Essential Benefits

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:04:00 -0500

The woman set to run the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services told senators that maternity coverage should be optional in individual and small group plans. Other services could be cut entirely.

Songs We Love: Slow Dancer, 'Don't Believe'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:21 -0500

Simon Okely's soulful serenade to a detached lover betrays his influences in its smooth '70s sound. The accompanying video is a retro haze of mom jeans and disco balls.