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Theater

The Mornin' Ain't So Beautiful For This Dark 'Oklahoma!' Production

In upstate New York, an experimental staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic sets a key scene in total darkness and adds coldblooded murder to the plot.

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The Salt

Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

S.C. Senate Takes Another Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday's tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.

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Goats and Soda

How Cuba Essentially Eliminated Mom-To-Baby HIV Transmission

The country is the first to earn a seal of approval from the World Health Organization for its success. Here's how Cuba did it and how other countries are faring by comparison.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime, their rapists; and some, I assume, are good people," Donald Trump said while announcing his campaign last month. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's All Politics

Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

Greek supporters of the "no" vote celebrate at Syntagma Square in Athens on Sunday night after the results were announced. Greeks overwhelmingly rejected the demands of creditors for more austerity in return for rescue loans. But the country has no clear way out of its financial crisis. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

What's Next For Greece?

The Greek economic drama has been playing out for five years with papered-over solutions. But with Sunday's vote, the crisis has taken on new urgency.

The FIFA Women's World Cup final Sunday drew record U.S. TV ratings, similar to the decisive Game 6 of last month's NBA Finals. Here, Carli Lloyd, No. 10, celebrates the second U.S. goal with teammates. Wang Lili/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Women Shatter TV Ratings Record For Soccer With World Cup Win

The U.S. women's national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women's World Cup trophy Sunday night — and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up ... over the past several years," leading up to the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the site's Ask Me Anything section.

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Shots - Health News

After Measles Outbreaks, Parents Shift Their Thinking On Vaccines

The widely publicized measles outbreak linked to California theme parks appears to have made parents more confident about vaccine safety and benefits, a national poll finds.

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Shots - Health News

Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database ProPublica

The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Tiny Desk Concert

Best witnessed live, Stelling's music is steeped in tradition yet filled with vitality, immediacy and soul — all the reasons worth discovering someone new.

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