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Ukraine's Poroshenko Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and others to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.


Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.


Scotland's Historic Decision: Should It Stay Or Should It Go?

Scots went to the polls to vote in a referendum that will decide whether they remain with the United Kingdom or end a 300-year-old union.


Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dared To Dream

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.


Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.


Texas City Unveils Statue Of Innocent Man Who Died In Prison

Timothy Cole died in prison in Lubbock, convicted of a rape he didn't commit. The real rapist eventually confessed, but it took years before Cole would be posthumously exonerated.


Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging Americans to register is pretty provocative.


From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.


House Approves Bill To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

It's the only part of President Obama's strategy for combating the extremist group Islamic State that he's asked Congress to weigh in on.


Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And Raise The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.


Europe's Family Tree Gets A New Branch

Genetic evidence from ancient humans and modern people suggests that travelers from northern Eurasia moved south several thousand years ago. They stuck around to have kids with early European farmers.


Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


MacArthur Grantee Recognized For Advocacy Of Domestic Workers

Among the scientists, artists and academics awarded this year's MacArthur grants is labor organizer Ai-jen Poo. Poo was recognized for her advocacy of domestic workers: housekeepers, nannies and other caregivers who are often underpaid and not protected by labor law. Robert Siegel talks with her about her work.


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    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Sacramento’s Music Circus is wrapping up its summer season with a revival of “La Cage aux Folles,” a show famous for its colorful costumes worn by male dancers in drag. Jeff Hudson says this 30-year-old musical is more conventional than you think.

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    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Writers have been poking fun at selfish, money-hoarding misers for centuries. One classic comedy from the 1600’s by French playwright Moliere is getting a contemporary California update by Main Street Theatre Works in Jackson.

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