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Wal-Mart fined for dumping hazardous waste in US

<b>Wal-Mart has agreed to pay $82m (£54m) in civil and criminal charges after pleading guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California and Missouri.</b><p>The retailer admitted to violating environmental regulations after illegally disposing of fertiliser, pesticides and bleach.<p>Prosecutors said employees had …

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U.S. reps urge end to 'Redskins'

WASHINGTON -- Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.<p>The …

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Why Jazz Musicians Love 'The Rite Of Spring'

A 100-year-old ballet, composed by a Russian for a French audience, has become something of a jazz standard.<p>Igor Stravinsky's orchestral score for <i>The Rite of Spring</i> has been interpolated on record by musicians like Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane and Hubert Laws. Many, many more knew <i>The</i> <i>Rite</i>, and …

Rites Of Swing: Jazz And Stravinsky

Our friends at <i>Deceptive Cadence</i>, NPR Music's classical blog, are celebrating the 100th anniversary of <i>The Rite of Spring</i> all this week. You'd be well-advised to wander on over there and check it out.<p>When I first heard about their plan, I immediately thought about Charlie Parker. Bird had enormous …

The Avett Brothers On World Cafe

Scott and Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers in their hometown of Concord, N.C. With an inspired mix of bluegrass, folk, pop, country and rock, the Avetts create a raw sound that can be solemn, energetic or catchy — sometimes all at the same time.<p>With fellow band members Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon …

Vampire Weekend Comes Of Age In 'The City'

The New York City band Vampire Weekend has carved out a sense of immaculate melancholy for our era as surely as Steely Dan once did for Upstate New York in the '70s. Characterized most immediately by the earnest, concise, sometimes surprisingly expansive vocals of Ezra Koenig, Vampire Weekend makes …

Coming Home: The Woody Guthrie Center Opens In Tulsa

Woody Guthrie's relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours. But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative …

Nike severs relationship with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation

The shoe giant, which has helped to raise money and awareness for Lance Armstrong's charity, will no longer be working with them going forward.<p>Nike has ended its relationship with Livestrong, per the Associated Press. Livestrong, the foundation that provides support for patients with cancer …

Harry Winston Opus XIII Can Perform A Magic Show for You

<b>Harry Winston Opus XIII watch</b> challenges the conventional rules of watchmaking, Opus Thirteen is the proof. It features 59 pivoting minutes hands and …

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