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Politics
3:58 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Many GOP Candidates Not Commenting On Gay Marriage Wave

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 6:13 pm

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Politics
3:58 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Krugman: Obama More Transformative Than Clinton, Reagan

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Business
3:31 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D., in this Dec. 30 photo. The fiery crash left an ominous cloud over the town and led some residents to evacuate.
Bruce Crummy AP

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 3:58 pm

Once a day, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields rumbles through Bismarck, N.D., just a stone's throw from a downtown park.

The Bakken fields produce more than 1 million barrels of oil a day, making the state the nation's second-largest oil producer after Texas. But a dearth of pipelines means that most of that oil leaves the state by train — trains that run next to homes and through downtowns.

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New Boom
3:31 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Mortifying Screen Names A Millennial's Rite Of Passage

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 5:19 pm

Modern Family writer Megan Ganz, Grantland writer Rembert Browne and Rookie Mag founder Tavi Gevinson recall their most embarrassing monikers for our New Boom series.

We also want to hear your embarrassing screen names. Share them on Twitter with #NewBoom and we'll add them here.

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Europe
3:31 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Unusual Candidate Could Be The First Immigrant Mayor Of Berlin

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 3:58 pm

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Pop Culture
4:50 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 5:52 pm

If you're one of the many addicts to the current crop of food shows, watching a clip of Julia Child — the original French Chef of television — is like visiting a different planet.

You might wonder how long she would last in the gladiator's arena that modern cooking shows have become. Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network here in the U.S. 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by food combat: reality shows that pit chefs against each other.

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Global Health
3:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Elliott Adekoya, 31, aka The Milkman, is a DJ at Monrovia's Sky FM radio, pictured here his DJ booth. He is also part of a group of 45 Liberian musicians called the Save Liberia Project. They want to get the word out that Ebola is real, but it is not a death sentence. He says that message, which was propagated early on by the Ministry of Health, actually contributed to the problem.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 5:52 pm

In West Africa, one of the simplest ways to slow the Ebola outbreak is to educate people about how to keep from getting infected with the virus. Now, there are some signs that Ebola awareness is indeed driving down the number of cases in parts of Liberia — and Liberian musicians and DJs may deserve some of the credit.

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Africa
3:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

ISIS Advances On Kobani With Additional Fighters, Weapons

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 5:52 pm

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Global Health
3:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Training Is Key In Lowering Risk For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 5:52 pm

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Author Interviews
5:11 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

TV Giant Norman Lear Shares Gems From 92 Years Of 'Experience'

In addition to producing TV sitcoms such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear has also worked as a social and political activist.
AP

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 7:35 am

When All In The Family debuted on CBS back in 1971, it was an instant hit. But it took creator Norman Lear three long years of persistence — right up to the final 20 minutes before the premiere — to convince network executives that it would be a hit, as he tells NPR's Arun Rath. When asked where he got the confidence to keep pushing the same pilot, first to ABC and then to CBS, Lear answered simply:

"Can you say 'beats the **** out of me' on NPR?"

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