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Television
5:01 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
Matt Dinnerstein FOX

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 12:18 pm

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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U.S.
6:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Food
5:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Politics
5:18 am
Wed March 18, 2015

The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Middle East
5:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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StoryCorps
5:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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Strange News
5:56 am
Tue March 17, 2015

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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Middle East
5:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

A History Of West Bank Settlements

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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Latin America
5:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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And a controversy is swelling in Mexico over press freedoms. That's after one of the country's most famous investigative journalists was fired from her radio show. She's known for targeting some of Mexico's top public figures. NPR's Carrie Kahn has more.

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Games & Humor
5:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

She's Behind The Billy: Hide And Seek At Ikea

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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World
5:34 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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Sports
6:08 am
Mon March 16, 2015

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:50 am

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U.S.
5:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp held thousands of prisoners of war and hundreds of Japanese-American citizens during World War II
Courtesy of Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 2:39 pm

The Honouliuli internment camp, not far from Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, held as many as 4,000 prisoners during World War II, including hundreds of Japanese-Americans.

In February, President Obama named the location a national monument.

The camp became known by prisoners as "jigokudani," or "Hell's Valley," says Carole Hayashino, the president of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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Europe
5:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:50 am

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Television
5:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Documentary Filmmakers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

The popularity of Carson and company on the hit show Downton Abbey is tough for PBS documentary films to compete with. Some major markets — including New York — are considering moving those docs out of prime time.
WGBH/PBS

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:09 am

As PBS enjoys the success of shows like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow, documentary filmmakers feel they're being marginalized.

Two signature documentary shows on PBS — POV and Independent Lens — air rigorous, in-depth reports about difficult issues often set in minority communities. They also enjoy a prime time slot on many stations, including New York City's WNET, one of the largest PBS member stations in the country.

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