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Goats and Soda
1:06 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

Tweets Welcoming #ObamaInEthiopia

President Obama receives flowers upon his arrival Sunday aboard Air Force One at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

President Obama made history this week as the first sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. He was welcomed with flowers, flags and plenty of tweets.

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Music Reviews
1:05 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

New Release Features Jazz Flutist Sam Most's 'Breathy, Punchy Sound'

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Movie Interviews
1:05 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

'Call Me Lucky': A Documentary Of Friendship, Childhood Abuse And Survival

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It's All Politics
11:42 am
Mon July 27, 2015

'Offensive,' 'Sad': Reaction To Huckabee's Holocaust 'Oven' Reference

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa earlier this month.
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Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 12:43 pm

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said over the weekend that President Obama's Iran deal is so bad it will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven."

Candidates, politicians and groups were quick to denounce — or defend — the Holocaust reference.

Here's Huckabee's full quote, said in an interview with Breitbart News' editor-in-chief, Alexander Marlow, on Saturday:

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Shots - Health News
11:05 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Experiment In Coordinated Care For Medicare Failed To Show Savings

Coordinating care for high-risk patients was expected to save money and improve quality of care. A Medicare experiment didn't pan out.
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A $57 million experiment to provide better, more efficient care at federally funded health centers struggled to meet its goals and is unlikely to save money, says a government report on the project.

The test to coordinate treatment for high-risk Medicare patients in hundreds of communities was one of many demonstrations run by the Department of Health and Human Services' innovation center.

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Goats and Soda
10:39 am
Mon July 27, 2015

New 'Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah Tries Out Jokes About Racism, Ebola

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 1:41 pm

The Trevor Noah countdown has begun. The South African stand-up comedian will begin hosting Comedy Central's Daily Show on Sept. 28. And what better way to get ready than ... by doing comedy.

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NPR Ed
10:03 am
Mon July 27, 2015

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

Rosie The Assistant Principal?
LA Johnson/NPR

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 5:50 pm

It's been a theory of mine that the assistant principal has the toughest job in education.

I got that idea a long time ago, when I was a student teacher at a middle school.

It seemed the assistant principal's job goes something like this:

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Arts & Life
9:48 am
Mon July 27, 2015

This Is Your Brain On The Outdoors

Alexander Burzik iStockphoto

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:27 am

The New York Times recently carried a fascinating report on how a walk in nature can actually change the wiring in your brain. According to the story, not only did a brief walk in the woods make people report they felt happier but, using brain scans, researchers found time nature changed neurological functioning as well.

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Arts & Life
9:48 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

The Harwell Dekatron Computer in Bletchley Park is one of the massive machines used by Matt Parker in his Imitation Archive music.
Courtesy of the National Museum of Computing

Originally published on Sat July 25, 2015 9:55 am

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Arts & Life
9:44 am
Mon July 27, 2015

The Guitar In The Window: How One Instrument Steered Sir Richard Bishop's Life

To create his album Tangier Sessions, Sir Richard Bishop had to learn to love a mysterious and temperamental acoustic guitar.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 26, 2015 10:11 am

Some musicians argue that instruments have souls. Guitarist Richard Bishop says he felt a relationship forming the moment he saw a mysterious acoustic guitar in a secondhand store in Switzerland. He's known for playing electric guitar in the improvisational rock trio Sun City Girls, but something told Bishop the acoustic had to be his.

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The Two-Way
9:39 am
Mon July 27, 2015

A Week Later, Milwaukee Police Still On The Hunt For 'Lion-Like' Animal

A screen shot of a video that shows a lion-like animal walking across a lawn in Milwaukee.
CBS 58

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 9:36 am

For a week, police had been receiving reports of a "lion-like" animal roaming the streets of Milwaukee.

Early last week, a resident even caught video of the creature. The cellphone footage showed what looked like a big, wild cat walking across a lawn:

The sightings increased as the week went by, and the police department closed streets and deployed teams of police officers and conservation officials. NBC News reports:

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The Two-Way
7:13 am
Mon July 27, 2015

In Ethiopia, Obama Calls For An End To Oppressive Tactics

President Obama and his delegation stand Monday during a welcome ceremony with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Tiksa Negeri Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 1:24 pm

Kicking off a two-day trip to Ethiopia, President Obama called on the country to end its crackdown on journalists and to be more open politically.

Obama spoke Monday at a joint news conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

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Around the Nation
6:43 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Florida Man Wins Hemingway Look-A-Like Contest

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:11 am

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Around the Nation
6:43 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Free Speech Lawsuit Centers On Health Warnings On Soda

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 7:11 am

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The Two-Way
6:03 am
Mon July 27, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22-Year-Old Daughter Of Whitney Houston, Dies

Singer Whitney Houston and daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at a 2011 event in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Dan Steinberg AP

Originally published on Mon July 27, 2015 9:32 am

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late pop icon Whitney Houston, died on Sunday.

Brown, who grew up in the shadow of fame and dysfunction, had spent months at a Georgia hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home.

The Associated Press reports:

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