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'Definite Evidence' Of Alien Life Within 20-30 Years, NASA Chief Scientist Says

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:41

Ellen Stofan's colleagues on a panel agreed with that assessment. But Stofan was quick to point out: "We are not talking about little green men. We are talking about little microbes."

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Jury Finds Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty In Bombing Of Boston Marathon

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:31

The twin bombings, carried out with his older brother, Tamerlan, killed three people and left 264 others wounded.

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NFL Makes It Official: Sarah Thomas Is First Woman To Be A Full-Time Ref

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 09:04

Confirming a long-anticipated move, the NFL has hired its first female official on a full-time basis. Sarah Thomas, 42, has spent nearly a decade working her way through the ranks in the NCAA.

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The 'Netflix Of Books' Hopes To Open Up The E-Book Market

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:48

Oyster, the subscription e-book service, says it is opening up a retail component and has the Big Five publishers on board. The move sets up Oyster to challenge Amazon.

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4 Things We Learned About What Bill Clinton's Up To

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:45

Despite controversies with the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton is aiming to keep it going even if his wife, Hillary, becomes president.

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Think Tuition Is Rising Fast? Try Room And Board

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 08:26

Universities are raising food and housing prices faster than inflation.

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:57

The deal would put Shell on track to become put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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Spam: In Korea, It's Not Junk Meat — It's A Treat

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:56

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch – and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday-time gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.

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'My Heart Was Broken,' Says Father Of S.C. Man Slain By Police

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:38

Police officer Michael Slager now faces a murder charge in the death of Walter Scott, who was unarmed and running away from Slager when he was shot multiple times.

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John Hancock Hopes You'll Trade Activity Data For Insurance Discounts

NPR News - Wed, 2015-04-08 07:33

Life insurance customers will receive discounts each year based on their activity levels. The practice is used in Australia, Europe, Singapore and South Africa. But privacy experts are concerned.

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