This black bear was spotted atop a tree in Tampa, Fla., on May 17, 2013. The bear population has been on the rise, so state wildlife officials are calling for a bear hunting season. Skip O'Rourke /MCT /Landov hide caption

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Animals

Florida Reinstates Bear Hunting Season WFSU

In the past decade, the number of bear-related calls Florida wildlife officials have received has increased by 400 percent. To stop the rise in bear population — and the resulting human-bear conflicts — officials have agreed to start allowing hunting.

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Gliss Riffer is the latest and perhaps most accessible album by electronic knob-twister Dan Deacon. Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music

'You Have To Be Bored': Dan Deacon On Creativity

The electronic artist's new album, Gliss Riffer, is his most accesible yet. In a conversation with Arun Rath, he waxes philosophic on stress, technology and the value of a wandering mind.

Greg O'Brien gathers his thoughts before a run in 2013. "Running is essential," he says. Michael Strong/Living With Alzheimers hide caption

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Shots - Health News

One Man's Race To Outrun Alzheimer's

Cape Cod journalist Greg O'Brien has always found solace in running, and a diagnosis of Alzheimer's hasn't stopped him. But making it work — for himself and his family — isn't always easy.

Nancy Cartwright voices the mischievous 10 year-old son, Bart, in the animated TV show, The Simpsons. "I don't know of any other character that has more catch-phrases than Bart," she says. Courtesy of FOX hide caption

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My Big Break

'Whoa, Mama!': A Voice Actress's Road To Fame As A 10-Year-Old Boy

Back in 1987, Nancy Cartwright made a risky, last-minute decision during an audition: Instead of trying out for the part of mild-mannered Lisa Simpson, she went for the role of rebellious Bart.

Then-U.S. ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill (right) tours the Mosul Museum of History in May 2009. This week the self-declared Islamic State posted a video online that showed militants going through the museum, pushing over statues and smashing artifacts with sledgehammers. Mujahed Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Remembering The Relics And Rich History Of Mosul, Before ISIS

When NPR's Alice Fordham visited Mosul in 2010, bird droppings and rain were the biggest threats to its archaeological sites. Now ISIS has destroyed artifacts that had endured for millennia.

Josh Tillman's latest album as Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear, is a sincere and shocking catalog of the main character's adventures in sex and love. Emma Tillman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Record

Sympathy For The Devils: The Outrageous Musician In An Age Of Civility

From Lana Del Rey to Father John Misty, musicians in the current pop moment who expose themselves, warts and all, do so in isolation — without support or challenge from a like-minded community.

People lay flowers on Saturday at the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down, at Red Square in Moscow, Russia. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

West Calls On Russia For Independent Probe Of Nemtsov's Murder

The opposition leader and harsh critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down in public on Friday.

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