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Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:36

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

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Richard Corliss, 'Time' Film Critic, Dies At 71

Fri, 2015-04-24 07:14

The magazine said Corliss died Thursday night in New York following a stroke he suffered a week ago. Corliss reviewed films for the magazine for 35 years.

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2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:59

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.

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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:37

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think of The Big Picture

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:28

Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.

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Comcast Calls Off Merger With Time Warner

Fri, 2015-04-24 06:09

Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

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Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:56

The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:28

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:22

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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More Than A Dozen Hurt In Indiana High School Stage Collapse

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:55

Students sustained minor injuries in the collapse during the musical finale of a stage show in suburban Indianapolis.

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Armenians Mark A Century Since World War I Massacre

Fri, 2015-04-24 04:15

Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia and Francois Hollande of France were among those who attended a ceremony in the Armenian capital. German lawmakers vote to call the event "genocide."

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A Century After Atrocities Against Armenians, An Unresolved Wound

Fri, 2015-04-24 02:31

Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed or deported in the violence unleashed by Ottoman Turks starting in 1915. Turkey and Armenia still disagree on how to define these terrible events.

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The Plot Of 'The Black Netflix's' First Movie Is As Provocative As Its Stars

Fri, 2015-04-24 02:07

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as "the black Netflix." This week, it releases the first original movie, Blackbird.

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

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As Governors Eye The White House, Home Takes A Back Seat

Fri, 2015-04-24 01:03

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

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China's Latest Target: Funeral Strippers

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:55

In some parts of rural China and in Taiwan, hiring strippers to perform at the funeral of a loved one isn't considered absurd, but a good idea.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 2015-04-24 00:30

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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After 25 Years, The Hubble Space Telescope Still Wows Humanity

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:56

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

Thu, 2015-04-23 23:54

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

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