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1:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out, Writing He's 'Proud To Be Gay'

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:27 pm

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U.S.
1:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Nurse Kaci Hickox Takes A Bike Ride, Defying Maine's Quarantine

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:27 pm

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The Two-Way
1:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Sweden Recognizes Palestine, Drawing Sharp Israeli Criticism

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:50 pm

Sweden today recognized Palestine, just weeks after incoming Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his government would become the first major European nation to make the move.

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Songs We Love
12:56 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Shamir, 'On The Regular'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 1:55 pm

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Shots - Health News
12:35 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

A disabled woman with serious health problems who successfully challenged Medicare for denying her home health care coverage has racked up another win against the government.

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Parallels
12:26 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Place Where Rutherford B. Hayes Is A Really Big Deal

Paraguayan government employee Daniel Alonso holds a portrait of Rutherford B. Hayes at the government building in Villa Hayes, the Paraguayan town named after the 19th U.S. president. Hayes is revered for a decision that gave the country 60 percent of its present territory.
Jorge Saenz AP

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 3:27 pm

Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th U.S. president, doesn't get much respect. He's remembered, if at all, for losing the popular vote in 1876 but winning the presidency through Electoral College maneuvering. That gave rise to his nickname, "Rutherfraud."

But there's one place where Hayes stands as a historical heavyweight: in the tiny South American nation of Paraguay.

In fact, an industrial city on the banks of the Paraguay River is named Villa Hayes — Spanish for "Hayesville" — in his honor.

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Mountain Stage
12:11 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Tony Trischka's Great Big World On Mountain Stage

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Mountain Stage

Tony Trischka's Great Big World appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of the North House Folk School in Cook County, Minn.

One of the most influential banjo players the instrument has ever known, Trischka has been playing, teaching and expanding the instrument's possibilities for more than 45 years. "There was a time," host Larry Groce says in his introduction, "when people were surprised when you took a banjo to anything besides bluegrass, old time and country. Trischka was one of the first to take the banjo to places it had never been before."

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Goats and Soda
12:04 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Unlikely Marriage Of Diseases: TB And Diabetes Form A 'Co-Epidemic'

Domitilia, 57, is a diabetic patient in the Dominican Republic who contracted tuberculosis. She's now cured of TB after two years of treatment.
Javier Galeano The Union

The world is facing a double-barreled pandemic reminiscent of the dual epidemic of tuberculosis and HIV that emerged in the 1980s – only potentially much bigger.

It's a "co-epidemic" of TB and diabetes that's beginning to affect many countries around the globe — poor, middle-income and even rich nations.

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The Record
12:03 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

The Many New Voices Of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has called her fifth album, 1989, her "very first documented, official pop album."
Courtesy of Big Machine Records

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 4:27 pm

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Alt.Latino
11:57 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Alt.Latino Lays Out A Sonic Altar For Dia De Los Muertos

Join us as we celebrate Day Of The Dead, Alt.Latino style.
Ute Hagen Flickr

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