Designing classical album covers is hard. But being new to the music makes it easier for Denise Burt. Take a look at — and a listen to — her work.
Greg Gianforte is distributing a brochure urging workers to "come home to Montana" and telework from there.
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
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Eliot Elementary in St. Louis, Mo., closed 10 years ago. The building remains empty.
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As urban schools across the country continue to lose students, the question districts like St. Louis face is: What to do with all of those abandoned buildings?
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A security gap on Android, the most popular smartphone operating system, was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited.
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NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday. For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors met in emergency session to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey.
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After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.
"After two or three times in the pool with me," Conrad Cooper says, "they recognize, 'OK, this guy is serious. He's not taking no for an answer. I'm going to do this.' "
For 20 years, Conrad Cooper has been teaching children in Los Angeles to swim by earning his young students' unwavering trust.
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Travis Moyer (center) drives the car that he built for the demolition derby in Kansas.
Demo derby used to be a low-budget hobby for guys who bought jalopies for one last romp before the scrap heap. But the event has changed — and some fear it may be running out of gas.
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Atlanta rapper Raury's "Devil's Whisper" is a powerful song that flirts with gospel and folk, says World Cafe's David Dye.
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Let our panel of public radio hosts turn you on to new music by Raury, Dafnis Prieto, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Lianne La Havas and more.
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The price of water in San Diego County has more than doubled lately. But vineyards require 25 percent less water than citrus. As a result, the number of wineries in the county has tripled in recent years.
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Water scarcity is leading farmers away from planting staples and toward planting higher-value, lower-water specialty crops. Think wine grapes and pomegranates instead of citrus and avocados.
The sporting options in Finland are everywhere. Here, two people take advantage of the ice on Lake Hiidenvesi to get some exercise.
In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.
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A worker picks clingstone peaches in Greece. Most of the country's farms are small and family owned. Production costs can be high, and Greek farmers have had trouble competing internationally.
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Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.
Florence Welch appears in a scene from Florence and the Machine's new double-feature video for "Queen of Peace" and "Long & Lost."
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The dog days are decidedly over in the gorgeous, mournful new double-feature video from the English powerhouse.
The Savory Summer Cobbler from the Cheap and Good cookbook features seasonal vegetables under a peppery biscuit crust.
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game against the New York Knicks in October 2014 in Cleveland.
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In Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff The Giant Foam Finger — or in this case, maybe, Middle Finger — Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the athletes people detest, and try to get at why.
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To selfie, or not to selfie?
Some say selfies are a mark of our narcissistic culture. But what about a little photo editing? Is this further evidence of our vanity — or a platform for our personal brand and self-expression?
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