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Code Switch
2:21 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

A Very Code Switch Christmas TV Special

PBS

It's that time around Christmas, when all we can see
is the same set of specials on network TV.
There's
Frosty, and Charlie, and Ralphie, and Kevin
But not too much brown in this mostly white canon.

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The Two-Way
2:19 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Widespread Internet Outage Reported In North Korea

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 2:27 pm

North Korea's Internet is offline — days after President Obama pledged a "proportional response" to the Communist country's alleged hacking of Sony Pictures, multiple news reports say.

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Found Recipes
2:04 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Yule Have To Try This Gingerbread Buche De Noel

Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan says she makes a "Franco-American" buche de Noel with American flavoring and French technique.
Alan Richardson Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 2:31 pm

Sweets this time of year take on all kinds of whimsical shapes: cookies cut into stars, stockings and gingerbread men, candy canes, peanut butter balls ... or logs covered in frosting.

Yes, really — logs.

Not real logs, of course — these are holiday cakes, rolled and frosted to look like a yule log and known as buche de Noel. Sometimes the cakes are dotted with little meringue mushrooms or edible holly leaves. While the cake may not be on every American's baking list, cookbook author Dorie Greenspan says it's iconic in Europe.

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National Security
2:04 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Was Sony Pictures Hack 'Cyber Vandalism' Or Something More?

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 2:31 pm

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Music News
2:04 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Charismatic Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

Joe Cocker.
Ernesto Ruscio Getty Images

Joe Cocker died Monday at his home in Crawford, Colo., after what his publicist described as a hard-fought battle with small-cell lung cancer. He was 70.

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Music News
2:04 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

What A Failed Hip Hop Experiment Can Teach Us About The Future Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

Los Aldeanos. Aldo Rodriguez (Left) and "El B" (Right.)
Daniel Hdez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 2:32 pm

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Goats and Soda
1:46 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

In Namibia today, members of the ancient tribe of hunter-gatherers still forage. New genetic research reveals they were once the largest group of humans.
Stephan C. Schuster Penn State University

Some 22,000 years ago, they were the largest group of humans on earth: the Khoisan, a tribe of hunter-gatherers in southern Africa.

Today, only about 100,000 Khoisan, who are also known as Bushmen, remain. Stephen C. Schuster, professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has published new research about the tribe, many of whom now live in poverty, their cultural traditions endangered. We spoke to Schuster about his study and the lives of the Khoisan.

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Shots - Health News
1:31 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Is Your Heart Doctor In? If Not, You Might Not Be Any Worse Off

Gary Waters Getty Images/Ikon Images

If your cardiologist is away at a conference when you're having a stabbing feeling in your chest, don't fret. You may be more likely to live.

A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found frail patients admitted to teaching hospitals with two common types of heart problems were more likely to survive on days when national cardiology conferences were going on.

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The Two-Way
1:16 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

'Dreamer' Immigrants Apply For Arizona Driver's Licenses

Ramon Maldonado takes his driving test with the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. Many young immigrants protected from deportation under the Obama administration's new policies began pursuing driver's licenses in the state Monday.
Ross D. Franklin AP

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Hundreds of people who entered the U.S. without documentation as children lined up to seek licenses in Arizona on Monday, days after the Supreme Court declined to support the state's ban on issuing licenses to young immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents.

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The Two-Way
12:34 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

'Rolling Stone' Asks Columbia J-School To Investigate Flawed Rape Story

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Jann Wenner, the editor and publisher of Rolling Stone, says the magazine has asked Columbia Journalism School to investigate the editorial process that resulted in its flawed story about a University of Virginia student who said she was gang-raped during a fraternity party in 2012.

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