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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.

As War And Conflicts Proliferate, Children Become Unwary Victims And Targets

July 30, 2014
The latest video released by Boko Haram of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls shows the girls dressed in full hijab and chanting passages from the Koran. (Screenshot)

Kids have always suffered during war and crisis, but there’s a sense the burden of instability is being increasingly borne by children.

Argentina Scrambles To Avoid Default

July 30, 2014
Retired citizens await the opening of the Banco Provincia bank headquarters in the financial district near Plaza de Mayo square to collect their pensions, in Buenos Aires on July 30, 2014. Last-ditch talks aimed at averting Argentina's second default in 13 years were to resume Wednesday in New York, after Tuesday's marathon session failed to reach a deal. (Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images)

An American judge has ordered Argentina to make debt payments of $1.5 billion to American creditors. But time is running out.

Older Poor Americans And Their Search For Work

July 30, 2014
"Workampers" travel across the country in RVs, often performing seasonal work or even working part-time in huge Amazon warehouses. (Curtis Perry/Flickr)

Some who can’t afford to retire turn to “workamping,” living in an RV and finding work across the country.

Over 200,000 Gazans In U.N. Shelters As Fighting Continues

July 30, 2014
A displaced Palestinian child takes shelter at the Abu Hussien UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after the area was hit earlier in the morning by Israeli shelling on July 30, 2014. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed dozens of Palestinians in Gaza, including those at at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

A strike on a United Nations refugee camp killed at least 20 Palestinians early this morning.

Video: Girl Doesn’t Want Baby Brother To Grow Up

July 30, 2014
Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up. (YouTube screenshot)

The video of 5-year-old Sadie weeping over the fact that her baby brother will grow up has been viewed more than 2 million times.

Another Look At The Summer Of 1927 With Bill Bryson

July 30, 2014
Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh stands in front of his plane "The Spirit of St. Louis" in New York in before his historic solo flight to Paris, May 20, 1927. (AP)

The book “One Summer: America, 1927″ looks at the events of the summer of 1927 and how they reflected and shaped America.

California Drought: A Central Valley Farmer’s Experience

July 30, 2014
Shiraz Ranch grows fruit, nuts and vegetables on 1,200 acres of farmland in the San Joaquin Valley, California. (shirazranch.com)

Last month was the hottest June on Earth since records began in 1880, making the West Coast drought even harder for farmers.

Mississippi’s Only Clinic Where Abortions Are Performed Stays Open, For Now

July 30, 2014
This Nov. 21, 2013 file photo shows abortion support signs outside of the Jackson Women's Health Organization clinic in Jackson, Miss. A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday, July 29, 2014 that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. (Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

A federal appeals court blocked implementation of a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.

Are National Attitudes Shifting On Marijuana?

July 30, 2014
Marijuana matures at the Medicine Man dispensary and grow operation in northeast Denver, Colo., December 2013. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

The New York Times’ endorsement of legalization appears to be the latest marker in shifting national attitudes toward pot.

Last Crewman Of U.S. Plane That Bombed Hiroshima Dies

July 30, 2014
Navigator Theodore Van Kirk (left) is pictured with pilot Paul Tibbets and bombardier Tom Ferebee, three of the 12 men on the Hiroshima mission. (Wikimedia Commons)

Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk was a navigator on the World War II bomber named Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bomb.

West Bank Simmers As Fighting Continues In Gaza

July 30, 2014
Masked Palestinian militants of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, march during a demonstration against the Israeli military action in Gaza, in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Nasser Ishtayeh/AP)

Many Palestinians in the West Bank have little sympathy for Hamas, but the Gaza conflict has seen Palestinians united in their anger.

GDP, Fed And Jobs Report: Economists Watching A Big Week In Money

July 30, 2014
Construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill., July 17, 2014. (Seth Perlman/AP)

The U.S. economy grew by a strong 4 percent annual rate in the second quarter, rebounding after a disappointing winter.

Music From The Show

July 29, 2014

From Women to Wife.

Bill Nye, The Go-To Guy On Climate Change

July 29, 2014
Bill Nye, popularly known as the Science Guy, attends an event in the East Room of the White House on February 28, 2014 in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The host of the ’90s children’s TV show has been drawing criticism from those who believe he’s alarmist or bullying on climate change.

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