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Wilco Announces New Album, Shares 'Love Is Everywhere (Beware)'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:00

The album, Ode to Joy, is a defiantly hopeful collection of songs for dark days.

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King Of The Hill: Guinness World Records Crowns Wales Street World's Steepest

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:19

The town of Harlech in Wales has ousted Dunedin, New Zealand, for the title of world's steepest street. Residents are elated about the title, which required a lengthy verification process.

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Netflix Cuts Controversial Suicide Scene From '13 Reasons Why'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 06:32

The show is centered around the suicide of a teenage girl, and the first season's finale shows her taking her own life. Several organizations raised concerns that it could romanticize suicide.

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Walking On Painted Keys: Creative Crosswalks Meet Government Resistance

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:06

Intersection art makes streets more inviting and can remind motorists to respect crosswalks and bike lanes. But the federal government says the designs can also be distracting.

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Texas And Other States Decide Not To Spend Money On 2020 Census

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:06

Officials in Texas have decided to spend no state money on outreach efforts for the 2020 census. What does that mean for a state with a booming population?

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VIDEO: Move Objects With Your Mind? We're Getting There, With The Help Of An Armband

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:06

You know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.

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Records Show Medicare Advantage Plans Overbill Taxpayers By Billions Annually

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 05:00

The federal government wants to deploy several new tools for catching insurers that have overcharged Medicare $30 billion in last three years alone. But the insurance industry is balking.

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Yosemite Hotels Get Their Historic Names Back After Trademark Dispute

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 03:17

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel is back to its original name, The Ahwahnee. And a set of cabins that was temporarily called Half Dome Village now carries its historic name, Camp Curry.

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Trump Taps Health Care Expert As Acting Top White House Economist

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 22:31

President Trump has been expected to nominate Tomas Philipson as permanent chair of his Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson, an expert on health economics, succeeds Kevin Hassett.

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Puerto Rico Governor Defies Calls To Resign Amid Growing Protests Over Text Chats

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:27

Monday marked three days of demonstrations against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, after the publication of private conversations containing repugnant slurs against women and homosexuals, among other insults.

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'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 21:26

When the president told several young congresswomen of color to "go back" to where they came from, he borrowed nativist language about as old as the country itself. Here's a little history.

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Hawaii Protesters Block Access Road To Stop Construction Of Massive Telescope

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:27

Native Hawaiians chained themselves to a grate in a road to stop work on the controversial Mauna Kea project on what they say is sacred land. Development is scheduled to begin this week.

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More Than 1 Million People Agree To 'Storm Area 51,' But The Air Force Says Stay Home

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 17:15

The top-secret base is not accessible to the public, though it has become a tourist destination. The event began as an Internet joke, but some people apparently are really planning to attend.

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2 Major Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Boeing Max Flights Through November

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:44

The Federal Aviation Administration found a new problem in Boeing's max plane last month, so it will like be several more months before the troubled plane is certified to fly passengers again.

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50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, NASA Sets Its Sights On Mars

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:15

As the world looks back at the Apollo mission, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine looks ahead to the "moon shot" of the modern era: landing a human on Mars.

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Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball — In Snowshoes

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 16:15

Snowshoe baseball commentator Jimmy Soyck says you can't actually run in snowshoes. It's all in the shuffle.

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Alan Turing, Computing Genius And WWII Hero, To Be On U.K.'s New 50-Pound Note

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:40

For decades, Turing's status as a giant in mathematics was largely unknown, thanks to the secrecy around his computer research and the social taboos about his sexuality.

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Neo-Nazi James Fields Gets 2nd Life Sentence For Charlottesville Attack

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:34

The Virginia court's sentence is largely symbolic. Last month, a federal judge sentenced Fields to life in prison for killing a woman protesting a white nationalist rally in 2017.

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Giant Shipper Bets Big On Ending Its Carbon Emissions. Will It Pay Off?

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:09

Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company, has set a massive goal for itself: going carbon neutral by 2050. This would be good for the world. But how would it be good for the bottom line?

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We All Watch In Our Own Way: A Critic Tracks The 'TV Revolution'

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:08

New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum won't appear on panels pitting TV against movies or books. "Everything is valuable in its own way and they don't need to be in tension with one another," she says.

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