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4:34am

Sat August 23, 2014
Research News

Antarctic Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands — All Under A Kilometer Of Ice

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 9:53 am

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4:34am

Sat August 23, 2014
Race

Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 8:48 am

Copyright 2014 Nashville Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.wpln.org/.

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4:34am

Sat August 23, 2014
Sports

Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat August 23, 2014 8:48 am

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8:02am

Sat August 16, 2014
Europe

Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

Originally published on Sat August 16, 2014 10:14 am

An aid worker takes a break on a big pile of food, which was brought to the small eastern Ukrainian city of Starobilsk by a humanitarian convoy.
Anatolii Stepanov AFP/Getty Images

A simple car ride across eastern Ukraine reveals just how much of the vast agricultural and industrial region Ukrainian authorities have wrested back from pro-Russian separatists.

The evidence lies right outside the car window. Towns and villages that as recently as a few weeks ago displayed Russian and rebel flags on every conceivable surface now bear only the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag. Scattered cinder blocks are about all that's left of most rebel-held checkpoints, where the occasionally drunk separatist guards hassled, beat and detained Western journalists.

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5:05am

Sat August 16, 2014
Simon Says

Remembering The Highs And Lows Of Robin Williams

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 11:37 am

Actor Robin Williams, when he was Mork, in April 1978.
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Why can't some of the people who seem to bring the most joy into this world find it for themselves?

The death of Robin Williams, by his own hand, in his own home, possibly after he learned he was in the early stages of Parkinson's, caused a lot of people to ask that question this week.

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