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Cliven Bundy's Arrest Caps Years Of Calls For Government To Take Action

The Nevada rancher's arrest is a setback for his self-styled militia supporters and their anti-federal lands fight. The charges stem from a standoff with federal agents at his ranch in 2014.

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At Many Workplaces, Training For A New Threat: Active Shooters

More companies are offering employees training to deal with shooting threats at work. But it presents a dilemma: "How do you create awareness, without creating paranoia?" one expert says.

W. Is Back: Bush Bros. To Campaign Together

George W. Bush heads to South Carolina to help his brother Jeb. It's the first time the former president is publicly hitting the campaign trail in years.

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

Some of the genetic variations in human DNA that have been linked to quick clotting or depression or diabetes lie within or near the genetic stretches we picked up from Neanderthals, a study finds.

4 Questions Answered On The Syria Talks In Munich

Crucial international talks have begun in Munich in an effort to rev up the stalled Syrian peace negotiations. Here's what you need to know.

Jihad Rehab Program To Get Second Participant

A young man from Minnesota, arrested for planning to help ISIS, is likely to be the second man in an emerging de-radicalization program. It could help him get his life back on track.

Meet The Guy Calling Out Hollywood For How It Describes Women

Three months ago, producer Ross Putman started tracking descriptions of female characters from scripts he read. On Tuesday, he shared them with the world on his Twitter account, "Fem Script Intros."

Can Dementia Be Prevented? Education May Bolster Brain Against Risk

The risk of getting dementia has been dropping for decades. Why? Research suggests education's effect on the brain and good cardiovascular health help.

The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad

Universities are setting standards for volunteer global health programs in developing countries — so both the student and the local people can have a good experience.

Buy Crop Insurance, Double Your Money

The nation's crop insurance program is really a lottery, says one economist. And it's rigged so that farmers win. In fact, farmers typically get back double the money they pay for premiums.

Native American DJ Session: From Traditional To Rap

February 11, 2016
Frank Waln is an indigenous American rapper, songwriter and activist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. (

Rhonda LeValdo plays music from Native American artists, ranging from traditional music to rock and rap.

A Happy Day For ‘Happy Birthday’ Singers

February 9, 2016
Festive-looking cupcakes grace a birthday celebration. (Pixabay)

The song could soon be in the public domain, as part of a settlement against the company that has collected money on it for years.

Beyoncé’s Message At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

February 8, 2016
Beyonce performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California February 7, 2016. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Many say the star-studded performance hit on deeper themes.

Earth, Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Has Died

February 5, 2016
Singers Maurice White (L) and Philip Bailey of the band Earth, Wind and Fire perform during the inaugural "Grammy Jam Fest" at the Wiltern Theatre December 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

After decades crafting funk, soul and disco hits with his seminal R&B band, White died in his sleep on Thursday at the age of 74.

Navigating All That Music

February 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

A Mini Master Class On Avant-Garde Composer Donald Martino

February 4, 2016
American Music Festival held at New England Conservatory in 1975. Lorna Cooke deVaron, conductor of the NEC chorus, Donald Martino, chairman of the composition department and composer of the 'Paradiso Choruses' and Richard Pittman, conductor of the NEC repertory orchestra. (New England Conservatory/Flickr)

Eric Hewitt is artistic director of the New Music Festival and in 1998, he was a student at New England Conservatory when he encountered Martino and his vision for 12-tone music.

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks Talk Music And Marriage

February 4, 2016
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had successful separate music careers before they formed Tedeschi Trucks Band. (

The duo talks about their new album, “Let Me Get By,” and about making music together as Tedeschi Trucks Band.

DJ Session: A Mexican Obsession With Morrissey

February 1, 2016
The band Mexrrissey says it's "delving into Mexico's unlikely obsession for all things Morrissey." (Mexrrissey via Facebook)

On today’s playlist: the band Mexrrissey, which claims to be “delving into Mexico’s unlikely obsession for all things Morrissey.”

Roxbury Artist Brings Fannie Lou Hamer To Life In Award-Winning Picture Book

January 29, 2016
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Mississippi, speaks to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington in 1965. (William J. Smith/AP)

Fannie Lou Hamer is often called the spirit of the Civil Rights movement, who used singing to reflect her belief that the civil rights struggle was a spiritual one.

DJ Session: From Bollywood Via London

January 25, 2016
Entertainers Raj (L) and Pablo attend the "Bollywood" party at the Savoy Hotel during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2003 in Cannes, France. (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Raj Dhanda and Pablo Sat-Bhambra share the latest music out of Bollywood and describe some changes in India’s music industry.

Coast Guard Band Goes Hollywood

January 25, 2016
Members of the United States Coast Guard Band plan to march up the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's film, "The Finest Hours." (Harold Shapiro)

The band plans to march up the red carpet for the premiere of a Disney film based on the true story of a harrowing ocean rescue.

Arizona Town Made Famous By Eagles Song Remembers Glenn Frey

January 20, 2016
The corner in Winslow, Arizona, made famous by the 1972 Eagles' song "Take it Easy," is pictured on Jan. 19, 2016. Fans are leaving flowers, hand-written notes and candles at the site to celebrate the life of Eagles band member Glenn Frey, who died Monday at 67. (Tom McCauley via AP)

Fans are leaving flowers and handwritten notes at the corner in Winslow, Arizona, made famous by his 1972 song “Take It Easy.”

Remembering Glenn Frey

January 19, 2016
Musician Glenn Frey of The Eagles performs onstage during the 16th Annual Race to Erase MS event themed "Rock To Erase MS" co-chaired by Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 8, 2009 in Century City, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

In a special edition of DJ Sessions, we remember one of the founding members of the Eagles, who died yesterday at age 67.

Maria Schneider’s Minnesota Roots Lead To Another Grammy Nomination

January 18, 2016
The Maria Schneider Orchestra, which has twice won the GRAMMY for "best jazz album of the year" in the past few years played at University of the Pacific for the 2011 Brubeck Festival. (Patrick Giblin / Flickr)

“The sound of my music is what it is, largely because of the natural landscape that I grew up with,” says the composer and conductor.

Best New Music Of 2016

January 15, 2016
Six of the most anticipated albums of 2016 from , Rihanna, King and Kanye West. (Courtesy the Album Labels / the Artists)

The new sound of 2016. We’ve got a fresh new playlist for you – Kanye, Sia and beyond.

Ground Control To David Bowie: Remembering An Icon

January 12, 2016
People gather next to tributes placed near a mural of British singer David Bowie by artist Jimmy C, in Brixton, south London, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday aged 69. He was born in Brixton. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Remembering the great David Bowie: the man, the music, the icon.

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