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How do you listen to music most often?
I use the good quality audio system that I have in my house.
What was the last piece of music you bought?
Bruckner’s 9th Symphony with Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure?
I do not know such a term – I think there …Music (UK)
By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for …Iran Nuclear Negotiations
Sanaa, Yemen — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port …Airstrikes
This is the front page of tomorrow Indianapolis Star:
It's this important. Tuesday's front page. #rfra pic.twitter.com/gVPf82J2iu
We are at a …Liberal News
KANO, Nigeria — The most competitive presidential race ever in Africa’s largest democracy continued to play out late into Monday night, with the incumbent president facing a tough challenge as voting results poured in from distant states in this crowded and chaotic land.
President Goodluck …Nigeria
Last Chance: The Philadelphia Museum Of Art’s Must-See Exhibit Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art Closes Sunday, April 5
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art wraps up its run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 5. Bob Thompson’s The Deposition (shown …Museums
As the first deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran approaches, more Americans approve of nuclear negotiations than disapprove, according to a new poll.
In a Pew Research Center poll published Monday, 49 percent of Americans said they approve of talks over a nuclear deal with Iran while 40 percent …Iran Nuclear Negotiations
If you think Dylan going electric or the punk revolution caused a stir in the music press, you should have been around when John Coltrane brought his …Horns
Will Schube listens to more jazz; recognizes Barry Schwartz’s movementRe-issued music often takes a backseat to “the story”—which is why so many …Jazz
Those protesting against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed new trade treaty between the European Union and the United States, are part of a growing international opposition to pacts that allow multinational companies to sue governments whose policies damage …Democracy
Just outside Riyadh, the dunes fill up at weekends with pleasure seekers, staking out picnic spots safe from the four-wheel drive vehicles that churn up sand as they race through the desert.
Mishan al-Onzi is hanging out with a group of his teenage friends. They are from the north of the country …Religion
The Iranian-trained Shia militias fighting around Tikrit say they’ve been hit several times, and Tehran says two of its advisers were killed.
The fragility of the makeshift alliance battling to dislodge the militants of the so-called Islamic State from northwest and central Iraq was highlighted …Middle East
China’s navy chief, Adm. Wu Shengli, strolled the Harvard University campus in a tweed blazer and slacks during a visit to the U.S. last fall, joking with students and quizzing school officials about enrolling some of his officers.
A few days earlier, he became the first Chinese navy chief to attend …Asia
In the wake of the traumatic attacks on 9/11, Congress rushed to pass the PATRIOT Act, which greatly expanded the ability of the U.S. government to …National Security Agency
Dancing through its first nine seasons, Los Angeles Ballet has bravely tackled one rite of passage after another — not merely the major Balanchine and Bournonville choreographies that are its stylistic birthright but, increasingly, the top-of-the-list, full-length 19th century classics that can …Los Angeles
We've long known that children from affluent families get a head start that can translate into a long-lasting advantage, especially when it comes to academic achievement. Now, scientists have found what may be part of the explanation: Children who grow up in higher-income families appear to have …The Brain
Assad’s victims are being denied U.S. visas to come testify about their experiences—and one who did make it to D.C. for an award left in disgust at what she saw as U.S. indifference.
“Do you love your husband?” the interrogator asked.
During her first interrogation session, Bayan*, a Syrian activist, …Torture
In the years since he started photographing tombs, theaters, and other forgotten spaces Will Ellis has gotten used to rising early and staying out …Abandoned Buildings
Hillary Clinton reportedly is calling for improved ties between the U.S. and Israel, as tensions deepen between the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following his party’s election win earlier this month.
The Algemeiner reports that Clinton, in a phone call with Malcolm …Barack Obama
When the government places a location monitor on you or your stuff, it could be violating the Fourth Amendment.
If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment.
The Supreme Court clarified …GPS
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No myth about art and artists abides as pervasively as that of Vincent Van Gogh, the mad genius. To mark the grand reopening of the …Netherlands
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 260 points Monday, turning the index positive for the year again following a market sell-off last week.
Stocks rebounded sharply Monday as the global market welcomed recent statements by Chinese leaders, who are looking to boost that country’s economy through …Asia
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.
The 69-page brief was filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ahead of arguments scheduled for next month.
Lawyers for the …Immigration
The chatter surrounding high fidelity listening devices and services picked up over the last year or so (thanks, Neil Young), and Onkyo hopes its new 3-in-1 device will lure you to the land of high definition. The company's aluminum-wrapped DAC-HA300 is not only a portable music player for …High Fidelity
Indiana’s religious freedom law actually doesn’t do much. It’s the backlash that matters.
Updated 3/30/15 11:21 PM EDT
A priest, a rabbi and half a dozen nuns walked into the Indiana Statehouse last Thursday. The punch line: Mike Pence.
Indiana’s Republican governor has become the left’s favorite …Republicans
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the latest lawsuit against Obamacare, this time a challenge to a board that critics label a “death panel.”
The case, Coons v. Lew, contested the constitutionality of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, among other complaints against Obamacare. The …Supreme Court
By DEREK WATKINS
Globe image by NASA
Sources: National Snow and Ice Data Center; NASA
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GOP’s Obamacare mendacity: Paul Krugman explains why health reform is working — despite the horror stories
You wouldn't know it listening to the right wing, but the Affordable Care Act is proving a real success
Five years after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, the right-wing attacks on health reform are largely the same as they ever were. Obamacare, we’re …Paul Krugman
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MsCarey has just finished Master and Commander and is submerged in a Patrick O’Brian binge – which is not stopping her from pursuing other reading urges:
It was a strange sensation to be entertained so …Reading