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On Oct. 19, 1987, Wall Street had its single worst trading day ever. Even after three decades, Black Monday still marks the biggest one-day crash,... [Read More]
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The jazz drummer Antonio Sanchez is much more than that job title suggests. With over 15 years playing for guitarist Pat Metheny and a handful... [Read More]
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On Thursday, the city's public library systems are forgiving fines on overdue materials checked out by readers age 17 and under, reopening library doors to... [Read More]
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The minor, who's being referred to as Jane Doe, has obtained a judge's permission to have an abortion. But the Department of Health and Human... [Read More]
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The musings of the future president at age 21 reveal familiar themes of alienation and lack of belonging that would arise again in his later... [Read More]
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Is it necessary coddling or just good science to give college students breaks to check their phones in class? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a... [Read More]
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In 1620, the Rev. George Thorpe sent a letter from a plantation near Jamestown, Va., to England describing a "good drinke of Indian corne" that... [Read More]
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Alright. Open your arms and get ready to receive. Our guest today is Broken Social Scene. The Canadian supergroup formed in 1999 out of... [Read More]
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On its debut album, the band escaped the confines and conventions of early aughts indie rock through Karen O's ability to match sexuality with intimacy... [Read More]
A fun and social game at any age, pickleball is giving older adults — and their middle-aged kids — an extended lease on the benefits... [Read More]
Zach and Kelly Weinersmith's accessible, occasionally goofy new book lays out futuristic fantasies (like matter-printed cocktails) and connects them to projects scientists are working... [Read More]
The news prompted a "Breaking News" banner on the local paper's website. As they're saying over at Vermont Public Radio: "This is not a drill." [Read More]
Augustin Mawangu Mingiedi, leader of the Congolese group Konono No 1, died on Monday, Oct. 16 after a months-long illness related to complications from diabetes,... [Read More]
Construction crews are erecting eight looming prototypes of President Trump's border wall in a remote section of the San Diego borderlands. Four are solid concrete;... [Read More]
Remote mountain villages where residents lived in poverty are being cleared, with villagers being given new apartments in the city. But finding work may be... [Read More]
Oklahoma is replacing the playing cards sold in the prison canteens with new decks featuring the faces of victims from unsolved homicides. Other states have... [Read More]
It's not your ordinary sports doping scandal: some dogs who mushed this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have tested positive for the opioid pain... [Read More]
The best film scores walk a delicate line: They help propel the story, guide an audience's emotions and are also often a distinct character, with... [Read More]
Tom Hanks has written a short story collection called Uncommon Type. Here, he talks about stories, characters, the film goddess Pelicula, and what happened to... [Read More]
Almost 50 years ago, a small group of families started a movement to demand an accounting of the nation's POW/MIAs. They changed the way America... [Read More]
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