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The world’s top climate scientists issued their most definitive report yet on the challenges and risks of climate change -- specifically human-caused global warming. The report is six years in the making, because climate science operates at a glacial pace. Congress also seems to move at a glacial pace -- except when it has to move faster. And the deadline for a government shutdown looms next week. Also, Carlyle Group private equity is investing in Dr Dre’s Beats Electronics. It’s a vote of confidence in the company’s ability to be more than a fad, and to expand into other audio electronics globally.

Syrian-Americans find ways to help from afar

Metro Detroit has one of the nation’s largest and oldest Syrian communities, where ex-pats work to help family and friends back in Syria.
Posted In: syria, Detroit

Comedy on Vine and YouTube: Bo Burnham

Comedian Bo Burnham talks about his new book of poems and his theory behind comedy.
Posted In: comedy, Bo Burnham, Vine, social media

Why we need the government shutdown to happen

From the government shutdown to the debt ceiling and everything in between, covering this week's news in the Weekly Wrap.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Mobile dating apps try to woo women

As the online dating scene moves to mobile apps, Tinder is the first to really gain a following with women.
Posted In: online dating, apps, Tinder

This is "virtually certain" to be a story about climate change

The world’s top climate scientists issued their most definitive report yet on the challenges and risks of climate change.
Posted In: global climate change, IPCC

NCAA video game deal could pave way to pay players

EA Sports announced it will stop selling its college football video game and separately settled a lawsuit with former players.
Posted In: college gameday 2013, college football schedule

Dre, Beats, headphones and possible cultural domination

A private equity group is investing in Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics. It’s a vote of confidence in the company’s ability to be more than a fad.
Posted In: studio beats, beats audio, Carlyle Group, Mergers and Acquisitions

Turning 15: Google and the NFL's yellow first down line

Two tech innovations celebrate turning 15 today.
Posted In: Google, NFL, football

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Swagger
Mocean Worker
Northside Diehard (Instrumental)
Matlock

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