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‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ Takes An Undead Spin On Jane Austen

February 5, 2016
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens across the country tonight. (Lionsgate)

As the movie hits theaters, we revisit our conversation with Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the book the movie is based on.

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.

Lead 101: Flint Crisis Is Latest Example Of America’s Lead Problem

February 5, 2016
Pictured is galena lead, which has historically been used in paint, gasoline and bullets. (jsjgeology/Flickr)

Public health historian Gerald Markowitz reminds us that the problem of lead poisoning is anything but new.

U.S. Economy Adds 151,000 Jobs In January

February 5, 2016
Trader Fred DeMarco, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Stocks moved moderately lower in early trading Friday after a report showed that U.S. job creation slowed last month. (Richard Drew/AP)

The job growth wasn’t as strong as it was at the end of last year, but it was enough to bring unemployment down to 4.9 percent.

GOP Field Narrows, Candidates Spar In Final Debates Before N.H.

February 5, 2016
Candidates from both parties try to sway New Hampshire voters before the February 9th primary contests. (Photos, clockwise from the top, by Jewel Samad, Matthew Cavanaugh, Andrew Burton and Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

With the New Hampshire primary four days away, candidates from both parties are making their final pitches to voters.

Chinese New Year Brings Celebration, Horrific Travel Conditions

February 5, 2016
Passengers crowd the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station as they wait to board their trains to head to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year holiday, in Shanghai on February 3, 2016. Over 2.9 billion trips will be made around China during the 40-day "Spring Festival" travel rush, which kicked off on January 24, Chinese authorities estimated. The Spring Festival, this year being the Year of the Monkey, China's most important holiday centering around family reunions, will fall on February 8. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Long and crowded journeys are ahead for those returning home to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

Voter Anger And Anxiety In New Hampshire

February 5, 2016
Chuck and Katherine Stuart are one of the only households in their Meredith, New Hampshire, neighborhood that have a Bernie Sanders sign in the front yard. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

If you’ve been watching the campaign and the debates and feel like it’s an anger fest, you ‘re not alone.

Overcoming Addiction In Vermont

February 5, 2016
Skyler Browder's path to addiction began with alcohol in high school; she then moved from OxyContin to heroin. Today, she's a student at Community College of Vermont in Winooski and a single mom, and she's sober. She goes to five support group meetings per week. (Lynne McCrea/VPR)

“Even though I had glimmers of hope of what my life might be like if I could stop using, I could never stop.”

Social Media Buzz: Zika Conspircaies, #DadDo, Cam Newton's Pants

February 5, 2016
In this Jan. 31, 2016 photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton gets off the plane at the Mineta San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif. The Panthers play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Super Bowl 50. Newton was snapped Sunday in the zebra stripe, gold swirl rocker pants immediately setting social media and TV talking heads into a frenzy. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Danielle Belton, associate editor at The Root, talks about what’s trending in the world of social media this week.

Brazil Warns Zika Virus Could Be Transmitted Via Urine, Saliva

February 5, 2016
A medical researcher works on results of tests for various diseases, including Zika, at the Gorgas Memorial laboratory Panama City, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Panamanian authorities announced Monday that 50 cases of the Zika virus infection have been detected in Panama's sparsely populated Guna Yala indigenous area along the Caribbean coast where they are conducting an aggressive campaign to contain the spread of the virus. (Arnulfo Franco/AP)

Researchers found active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples, meaning it might be possible to transmit it through those fluids.

Pope To Meet Russian Orthodox Leader After 1,000-Year Estrangement

February 5, 2016
At left, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill is pictured on November 14, 2014 at Belgrade's cathedral. At right, Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Basilica for the Christmas Night Mass on December 24, 2015. (Andrej Isakovic, Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

The Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church split during what was called the Great Schism of 1054.

Tuberculosis Outbreak Plagues Alabama Town

February 5, 2016
Concerned Marion citizens listen to officials from the Alabama Department of Public Health about the update on the tuberculosis outbreak. (MacKenzie Bates/APR)

The rate of tuberculosis in Marion is 100 times greater than the state average, and worse than in many developing countries.

Why Some Forensic Evidence Isn’t Accurate Or Reliable

February 5, 2016
This April 17, 2013 photo shows dental molds used for research at the University of Buffalo, N.Y. Bite mark evidence that may connect a murder suspect to the victim will be allowed at trial, a judge in New York City decided Sept. 5, 2013, disappointing those who hoped the case would help get the forensic technique banished from the nation's courtrooms. (David Duprey/AP)

The co-founder of the Innocence Project explains the problems with certain types of evidence, such as bite marks.

Heading Off Sex Trafficking At Super Bowl 50

February 5, 2016
Public policy fellows with San Francisco's Department on the Status of Women hold mockups of anti-trafficking billboards. (Tara Siler/KQED)

Law enforcement warns there’s a darker side to all the fun – sex traffickers trying to cash in on the big event.

Sanders, Clinton Clash In Last Debate Before N.H. Primary

February 5, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in the MSNBC Democratic Candidates Debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham on February 4, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Democratic political analyst Jamal Simmons parses what this latest clash will mean, four days before the New Hampshire primary.

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