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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

Atlanta Doctors Gear Up To Treat Two Ebola Patients

Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What's the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?

Killing Of Four Latino Men Sparks Protests In Salinas, Calif.

Calling the shootings "questionable," a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.

GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bipartisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.

NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.

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As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse

Like the U.S., Mexico is struggling with a surge in illegal migrants. Mexico criticizes how the U.S. treats its migrants. But it faces similar criticism from Central American migrants in Mexico.

WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

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Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

States and cities have been investing billions of pension money dollars in hedge funds. That's costing a lot of money in fees, and experts say the pensions don't have much to show for it.

Music On Only A Game

August 2, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s sports smash hits.

DJ Sessions: Yesterday’s Covers, From ‘Hound Dog’ To ‘The Twist’

July 30, 2014
American rock singer Elvis Presley serenades a basset hound in a top hat with the song, "Hound Dog" on the set of "The Steve Allen Show" in July 1956. (NBC Television/Getty Images)

Paul Ray of KUTX shares famous covers that people may not know are covers – along with the lesser-known original versions.

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July 26, 2014
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                The Simpson’s Theme by Adam Mormolstein (from Band Camp)   The Snail is Fast by Nomadik and V12 (from Turbo: The Motion Picture Soundtrack, Relativity, 2013)    Roller Boogie by Bisquit (from Roller Boogie Soundtrack, Casablanca, 1979)   Scottish National Anthem (Scotland the Brave) by The Scottish […]

Where Did Nickel Creek Go?

July 24, 2014
(Photo via Brantley Gutierrez)

The Nickel Creek interview originally scheduled for Thursday, July 24 is rescheduled for an as-of-yet undetermined later date. We explain why.

DJ Sessions: Latin Alternative From Los Angeles To Venezuela

July 23, 2014
Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop group made up of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun based in Oakland, California. (Caroll Jones/Flickr)

KCRW’s Raul Campos introduces us to some groups he came across while hosting the 15th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference.

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July 19, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists this week’s sports music.

Take Two With Trio Ellas

July 18, 2014
From left, Nelly Cortez (guitarron, vocals), Suemy Gonzalez (violin), and Stephanie Amaro (guitar) are Trio Ellas. (Ernesto Casillas)

We revisit our conversation with Trio Ellas, a Los Angeles-based trio who play mariachi music with a twist, in honor of their new album “Noches Angelina.”

Juan de Marcos Gonzalez Of The Afro-Cuban All Stars

July 18, 2014
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The Afro-Cuban All Stars bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez joins us. We’ll get the latest hot sounds out of Havana.

‘Rocks Off’: The Stones Keep Rolling

July 15, 2014
The Rolling Stones members Keith Richards (L) and Mick Jagger perform on stage at San Siro Stadium on July 11, 2006 in Milan, Italy. (Getty Images)

Author Bill Janovitz shares a listening guide to the songs that sum up the Rolling Stone’s tumultuous and far-reaching career.

DJ Sessions: Golden Summer Oldies

July 14, 2014
DJ Mike Haile shares his favorite summer songs in this DJ session. Above, an image from Blue Stingrays' "Surf-N-Burn." (Mutant Surfing/Flickr)

DJ Mike Haile of WHMS shares his favorite summer songs from Billy Stewart, Nat King Cole, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more.

Music On Only A Game

July 12, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik lists the best of the Best Of hits.

On Stage: The Colorado Black Arts Festival

July 11, 2014
Fresh Oil From Heaven performs at the 2013 Colorado Black Arts Festival, which was founded 28 years ago. (CBAF/Facebook)

Perry Ayers, who co-founded the festival 28 years ago, talks about what’s on tap for this weekend, including jazz, gospel and more.

The 'Emergence' Of One Talented String Quartet

July 11, 2014
The Emergence Quartet (from L - R: Emily Dahl, Lisa Goddard, Emily Davidson and Zoe Kemmerling). (Courtesy Emergence Quartet)

The Emergence Quartet. Four women. Lots of strings. And a deep serving of music history.

DJ Sessions: International Music That’s Unexpected

July 9, 2014
The Bombay Royale perform live at Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival 2014. (Chris Phutully/Flickr)

KCRW’s Jeremy Sole shares a playlist from around the world, including Italy’s Clap! Clap!, Brazilian rapper Karol Conka and more.

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July 5, 2014
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Only A Game’s Gary Waleik runs down this week’s music.

Banjo Maestro Tony Trischka

July 4, 2014
Bela Fleck, left, and Tony Trischka perform at a benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, May 3, 2009 in New York.  (AP)

Tony Trischka, the man who made the banjo bigger, jazzier and more worldly brings his banjo to our studio.

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