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After backlash, Computer Engineer Barbie gets a rewrite...11/23/14
The 2010 book "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her.
In response to attacks, Israel takes down Palestinian homes
After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment building. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while the Palestinians call it collective punishment.
Ebola survey teams take a grim census in Sierra Leone
As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
Rumors of Boko Haram attack send Nigerian refugees fleeing again
Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.
LAUSD sending iPads, laptops to 27 more schools
Under new leadership, the Los Angeles Unified school district moves full-steam ahead with its iPad program, expanding it to 27 schools.
New music plus old Dylan lyrics in 'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes...
Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens and Taylor Goldsmith were asked to write music to create songs based on never-used Bob Dylan lyrics.
How the singer from the metal band Deafheaven keeps from destroying his...
George Clark talks about the difficulties of keeping up with tour life, especially when it involves screaming into a mic every night.
Does country star Ty Herndon's coming out signal a sea change for...
NPR music critic Ann Powers talks about Herndon's place in the country music world and what this news means to that industry and culture.
Electric bikes, on a roll in Europe, start to climb in US
E-bikes have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there's been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for elderly.
'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night': The world's first Iranian vampire...
Director Ana Lily Amirpour talks about her history with horror flicks, the joy of designing characters, and pitching a black-and-white film in Farsi with "a dope soundtrack."
Immigration reform: Obama to sign executive order; Republicans won't...
A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.
Felicity Jones on the complexity of 'The Theory of Everything'
"The Theory of Everything" examines the life of Stephen Hawking - from his college years and early scientific breakthroughs, through his long struggle with a motor neuron disease. But it's also a love story.
Attorney General Eric Holder tours the Actors Gang Prison Project
US Attorney General Eric Holder recently visited a California correctional facility to observe a theater troupe that claims it can reduce recidivism through acting.
Systemic sexual abuse occurring within amateur swimming, investigation...
Cases often go unreported and unresolved and accused abusers have been allowed to continue coaching child athletes without repercussions, according to journalist Rachel Sturtz, who investigated the issue for Outside Magazine.
Obama's immigration plan has mixed response from undocumented immigrants
Take Two speaks with with two immigrants who have a lot at stake in Obama's immigration reform.
Obama's actions could affect thousands at LA's immigration courts
A former immigration judge says if the president's order is properly enforced by the Department of Homeland Security it could mean a "moderately significant, if not a very significant" decrease in the number of cases that are brought by the government.
Would you bet on rain this winter?
Forecasters put the chances of above-average winter rains at 33-40 percent for much of California. Are those good odds? We asked a bookie.
Obama to sign executive order, but details still murky
A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama will sign the order Friday. Many of the details of how it will work are still murky.
Federal funds reauthorized to provide child care for low-income families
More quality control and safety provisions are built into reauthorized federal child care block grant program.
Why Mike Nichols got the gig to direct 'The Graduate'
Remembering the gifted auteur who died Wednesday, producer Larry Turman talks about hiring someone who hadn't yet directed a film.
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