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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:32

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 23:30

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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NYC Ebola Patient Declared Free Of Virus, Will Be Discharged From Hospital

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 17:55

Dr. Craig Spencer contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders. Officials say he now poses no public health risk.

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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:56

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:49

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys' school killed up to 50 students.

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Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:46

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is that the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.

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Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:46

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is if the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.

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How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

NPR News - Mon, 2014-11-10 13:44

SugarScience, a website created by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, distills the findings of 8,000 scientific studies on the health effects of sugar. The takeaway? Eat less.

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