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Television
1:38 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

'Game Of Thrones' Fans Develop Formula To Determine Who Might Survive Series

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 4:20 pm

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HBO's hit series, "Game Of Thrones," returned yesterday for a fifth season. As fans of the fantasy series know, the last four seasons had a lot of this.

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Environment
1:38 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Harvard Students Block Campus Building To Push Fossil Fuel Divestment

Originally published on Tue April 14, 2015 11:32 am

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Student activists are demonstrating in Harvard Yard, demanding that the world's wealthiest university sell its shares in big oil and coal companies. From member station WGBH, Kirk Carapezza reports.

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Author Interviews
3:05 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 3:43 pm

Tina Packer has spent a lifetime researching Shakespeare and his plays, both as an actress and as a director. And as she focused on the role that women play in his works, she noticed a progression.

Consider Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, one of his earliest plays, which centers on a man breaking a defiant woman's spirit. Strong-willed Kate is a harridan; her compliant sister, meanwhile, says things like, "Sir, to your pleasure humbly I subscribe."

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Around the Nation
2:52 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

20 Years Later, Sabotage Of Amtrak's Sunset Limited Still A Mystery

Federal investigators search for evidence at the scene of the Amtrak Sunset Limited wreckage near Hyder, Ariz., the day after the derailment.
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Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 8:33 am

The mystery goes back 20 years.

It was an ordinary, cross-country train trip back in 1995: Amtrak's Sunset Limited passenger train, bound for Los Angeles from Miami.

The train never reached its destination: It was sabotaged, derailed in the Arizona desert.

The investigation continues to this day: On Friday, at the FBI field office in Phoenix, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mark Cwynar announced a $310,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who derailed the Sunset Limited.

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Music
2:25 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Karen Haglof, No-Wave Guitarist Turned Doctor, Relaunches Music Career

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 3:43 pm

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Science
2:25 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

No, Yes, Definitely: On The Rise Of 'No, Totally' As Linguistic Quirk

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Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 2:32 am

"Yep. Nope. Very definitely."

Kathryn Schulz, a writer for The New Yorker, heard that seemingly-contradictory response to a question recently. And once she started listening for it, she heard it everywhere: people agreeing by saying "No, totally," or "No, definitely," or "No, for sure."

In a recent article, Schulz digs into what's behind this linguistic quirk. She found out that the English language used to have more options than just "yes" and "no."

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World
2:25 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

Murky Saudi Relationship Leaves Pakistan Conflicted On Yemen Conflict

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 3:43 pm

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Movies
3:19 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

Know That THX 'Sound' Before Movies? That's Actually 20,000 Lines Of Code

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 6:04 pm

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Latin America
3:09 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

At Summit, All Eyes On Meeting Between Obama And Castro

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 6:04 pm

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Presidents Obama and Raul Castro of Cuba shook hands last night before opening ceremonies of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. But the informal meeting between the two men today was the most anticipated moment of the conference.

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Around the Nation
3:09 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

As Scott Family Reels From Police Shooting, Hundreds Turn Out For Funeral

Originally published on Sat April 11, 2015 6:04 pm

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