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The Salt
7:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Cherokee Purple: The Story Behind One Of Our Favorite Tomatoes

A Cherokee purple tomato grown in Alaska in 2011.
Sherry Shiesl Tatiana's TOMATObase

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 2:42 pm

Fortunately for those of us who are suckers for novelty, every year fruits and vegetables seem to come in more bewitching colors, shapes and flavors. In recent years, we've been transfixed by Glass Gem Corn and the vibrant orange Turkish eggplant.

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Shots - Health News
6:46 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

FDA Approves First Drug To Boost Women's Sexual Desire

A daily pill called Addyi is the first medicine to be approved for the purpose of boosting women's sexual desire.
Allen G. Breed AP

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first drug designed to increase a woman's libido.

The controversial decision was hailed by some doctors and advocates as a long-sought victory for women's health, but was condemned by others as irresponsible and dangerous.

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Asia
6:00 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Chinese Media, Residents Continue To Question Cause Of Tianjin Explosions

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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Parallels
6:00 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

The Port of Hamburg's trade volume has more than doubled since 1990 and is projected to double again by 2030.
Andrew Schneider for NPR

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

Walking alongside the River Elbe, it's easy to get the sense of Hamburg's long history as a port. Brick warehouses in the German city date to the mid-19th century, though most of those have been converted to offices or museums.

But walk farther along the river toward the North Sea — and you can see the 21st century global economy in action. Tall cranes hoist cargo on and off massive ships. A lot of the shipments involve finished goods. But much of what moves through this port is big and bulky.

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NPR Story
6:00 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

'Shots On The Bridge' Unpacks A Tangled Story Of Deceit And Tragedy

Mario Tama Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 9:56 pm

On Sept. 4, 2005 — nearly a week after floodwaters submerged much of the city, a call came in to the New Orleans Police Department: Officers in distress, maybe under fire, at the Danziger Bridge.

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U.S.
6:00 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

U.S. Army Sergeant: 'Excited,' 'Intrigued,' By Women Completing Ranger Course

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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NPR Story
6:00 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

CAPA President: NLRB 'Had It Wrong' On Northwestern Players' Bid To Unionize

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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The Two-Way
5:57 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Judge Rules 2 Police Officers To Be Tried For Murder Of Homeless Man

Albuquerque police officers Dominique Perez (left) and Keith Sandy, whose shooting of James Boyd sparked protest in the city.
Russell Contreras AP

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 6:59 am

Two police officers responded to a 911 call in March 2014 that ended in the killing of James Boyd, 38, a homeless man camping in the foothills outside Albuquerque, N.M.

Now a judge says there is probable cause to try officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy for murder, The Associated Press reports.

The AP notes that during a hearing:

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World Cafe
5:27 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Calexico On World Cafe

Calexico.
Cameron Pollack WXPN

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 9:44 am

What started in the '90s as a collaboration between drummer John Convertino and singer-songwriter Joey Burns has ended up, some 20 years later, as the tremendous and seasoned band Calexico. Here, the duo performs a live set from the stage of World Cafe Live, recorded during last spring's NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia.

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Goats and Soda
4:40 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Baseball And Uganda — Two Words That Don't Usually Go Together

They are the champions of Africa (and Europe, too): Uganda's 2015 team will take on the best of the planet in the Little League Baseball World Series that starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pa.
Courtesy of Uganda Little League

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 5:03 pm

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Science
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Scientists Develop App To Turn Smartphones Into Cosmic Ray Detectors

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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Business
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Food Tours Help Keep Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Alive

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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There's a disappearing act happening in Barcelona. The quaint restaurants and shops that draw tourists to the city are being replaced by big chain stores. Lauren Frayer reported earlier this summer on the efforts to stop that trend.

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Asia
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Bombing At Hindu Temple In Bangkok Kills At Least 20

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:26 pm

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Europe
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Hungary Builds Controversial Border Fence To Disrupt Flow Of Migrants

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:09 pm

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World
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

How The Devaluation Of The Yuan Could Have Long-Lasting Effects In Africa

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:37 pm

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World
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Egyptian Government Imposes Strict Anti-Terrorism Law

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:09 pm

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Goats and Soda
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Stop The Foreign Music! African Pop Stars Ask For Government Help

The rapper V-Sita (at right) had a No. 1 hit in Kenya with the song "Hivo Ndio Kunaendaga."
YouTube

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:31 pm

Taylor Swift may be the world's No. 1-selling artist, but she might have a hard time getting airplay in some countries.

In South Africa, 55 percent of the content on radio stations as well as community and public TV has to be local.

Nigeria has a law that more than 70 percent of the music played on radio must be by local artists.

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Music Reviews
4:29 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Music Review: 'Faded Gloryville,' Lindi Ortega

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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All Songs Considered
3:39 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

Janelle Monáe Releases Visceral Protest Song, 'Hell You Talmbout'

Noam Galai Getty Images

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 4:48 pm

R&B singer Janelle Monáe released a blistering 6 1/2-minute protest song on Friday called "Hell You Talmbout." The song's premise is simple, and that simplicity is the source of its power. The lyrics are the chanted names of black Americans killed by police and vigilantes, followed by the phrase "say his name" or "say her name." The chorus is an anthemic, gospel-leaning repetition of the song's title.

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Music Reviews
2:33 pm
Tue August 18, 2015

'The Thompson Fields' Mixes Prairie Dreaming With A Big-Band Beat

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