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Silicon Tally: Ciao, TTYN!

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-12-05 02:00

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Rusty Foster, who writes the Today in Tabs newsletter, covering the "worst (and occasionally best) in tabs."

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A Miami School Goes From Blank Canvas To Mural-Covered

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:35

Jose de Diego Middle School has large expanses of facade that are almost begging for decoration. To raise funds for arts education at the school, artists are helping transform its walls with paint.

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Civil Rights Attorney On How She Built Trust With Police

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:33

Over the past 20 years, the Los Angeles Police Department has been reformed to work better with minority communities. One of the main forces behind that reform has been attorney Connie Rice.

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Caring For AIDS Patients, 'When No One Else Would'

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:29

Ruth Coker Burks has no medical training, but has spent decades caring for people with AIDS. "I've buried over 40 people in my family's cemetery," she says, "because their families didn't want them."

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As Ebola Surges In Sierra Leone, Communities Take Control

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:25

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.

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For World's Oil Exporters, Falling Prices Have A Domino Effect

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 23:24

Falling oil prices have been good news for the U.S. But it's causing multiple problems for some exporters. Government budgets are strained. Economies are struggling. Currencies are crashing.

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Renewed Protests Over Garner Case In New York, Beyond

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:00

The demonstrations come as the U.S. Justice Department investigates the recent police killings of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y.

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