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Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:33

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.

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Tiny Magnetic Beads Help Tame Severe Reflux For Some People

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:32

Lots of people have heartburn or gastric reflux, and not all of them are helped by medications. A surgical device may help people with severe symptoms, but it hasn't been tested long term.

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EPA Seeks 30 Percent Cut In Power Plant Emissions

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:21

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The proposal was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal.

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Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:51

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.

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Curveball: What can't you learn online these days?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Sun, 2014-06-01 20:13
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When A Bullet Misses Its Target, It Can Still Kill

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 15:00

In places where bullets fly regularly, there's a new kind of "duck and cover" lesson for kids. The impact of stray bullets isn't widely studied, but their indiscriminate nature is known all too well.

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Report: NSA Collects Millions Of Photos For Facial Recognition Project

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:53

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA is scouring emails, text messages, social media, videoconferences and other sources looking for facial-recognition quality photographs.

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A Sisyphean Task Begins As 'Forget' Requests Roll Into Google

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 09:03

Following a European court ruling, the search engine is taking requests to delete personal information. At one point on Friday, Google was getting more than 20 requests a minute.

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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:59

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.

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What Elections? Syrian Opposition Rejects Assad's Expected Win

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 08:46

President Bashar Assad is sure to win in Tuesday's election. Some opponents are boycotting the vote, airing frustrations through bleak satire. There are signs that others will use violence in protest.

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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

NPR News - Sun, 2014-06-01 05:54

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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