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What's Up With Facebook's Big Acquisition?

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

Facebook paid $19 billion for the instant messaging service WhatsApp even though it's never disclosed whether it's profitable. Aarti Shahani of KQED explains what Facebook sees in its new acquisition.

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At Least 70 Killed In Kiev, With Casualties Still Mounting

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

Fighting between police and the opposition in Ukraine continues despite attempts at diplomatic intervention. Dozens were killed in Kiev overnight, many in gun attacks shown on television.

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Kiev Protesters Find Backup In Philly

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

As another day of clashes unfold in Kiev, Americans with Ukrainian ancestry are looking on in concern. The large Ukrainian-American community in Philadelphia is holding rallies to support protesters.

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Canada Stuns U.S. Women In Comeback Win

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

The two rival ice hockey teams had been dominant in Olympic competition, but Canada triumphs in the finals, winning in overtime after a last-minute comeback.

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With Egyptian Press On Trial, Space For Dissent Is In Question

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

Thursday marks the opening day of a Cairo trial for Al-Jazeera journalists, who have been jailed on terrorism charges. The case is a sign of the dangerous conditions for the press in Egypt.

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Deep Learning: Teaching Computers To Tell Things Apart

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

The first step in recognizing people could be telling the difference between a cat and a dog. Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence research, with the hopes of better sorting your photos.

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Gay Marriage Battle Moves South, And Religious Right Fights Back

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

Buoyed by federal court rulings, same-sex couples in the Deep South are taking on traditional marriage laws in the very states where those laws enjoy overwhelming public support.

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Scientists Fear Ecological Disaster In Nicaragua's Planned Canal

Thu, 2014-02-20 13:00

The head of Nicaragua's Academy of Sciences says the plan for a new Central American shipping channel seems so crazy that he's having trouble convincing conservation groups to take it seriously.

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Oregon Won't Defend State's Ban On Gay Marriage

Thu, 2014-02-20 12:25

The state's attorney general said the constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2004 could not stand a federal constitutional challenge.

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U.S.A. Loses Gold To Canada, In A Women's Hockey Classic

Thu, 2014-02-20 11:57

The U.S. led late in the third period, but an increasingly desperate Canadian squad scored two goals in less than four minutes. Then it put the game away in overtime.

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Automated Landing System, Crew Fatigue, Eyed In UPS Plane Crash

Thu, 2014-02-20 11:18

The NTSB heard testimony on Thursday indicating that the crew made a "non-precision approach" after the automated system became overloaded.

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These Reindeer Really Do Glow, And It's For Their Own Good

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:47

It's not Rudolph's nose that's red. Herders in Finland are experimenting with fluorescent paint on their animals' antlers and fur. They hope to reduce the 4,000 reindeer deaths on highways each year.

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5 Things To Know About Venezuela's Protest Leader

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:47

Leopoldo López has remerged as an important opposition figure. And like he has in the past, he's courted controversy.

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Sochi Was Once A Vacation Spot Fit For A Dictator

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:33

Josef Stalin watched Charlie Chaplin movies and signed execution orders at his summer villa in Sochi. It's now a museum, where the ruthless Soviet leader's paranoia is on full display.

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Sochi Was Once A Vacation Spot Fit For A Dictator

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:33

Josef Stalin watched Charlie Chaplin movies and signed execution orders at his summer villa in Sochi. It's now a museum, where the ruthless Soviet leader's paranoia is on full display.

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Flu Strikes Younger Adults Hard This Year

Thu, 2014-02-20 10:26

Middle-aged and younger adults are being hospitalized at much higher rates than usual. Lower vaccination rates appear to be one reason behind the trend.

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Tiny Iron Particles Help Find Cancer Without Using Risky Radiation

Thu, 2014-02-20 09:41

CT scans are good at finding cancer, but their hefty dose of X-rays increases the risk of future cancers. Children are especially vulnerable. A new form of MRI can find tumors without radiation.

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3 Al-Jazeera Journalists In Egypt Plead Not Guilty To Terrorist Links

Thu, 2014-02-20 09:37

Australian Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, have been held in Cairo since their arrest in December. They've been accused of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Why Facebook Thinks WhatsApp Is Worth $19 Billion

Thu, 2014-02-20 09:19

To put things in perspective, the global messaging platform WhatsApp that Facebook picked up is worth more than Southwest Airlines. But is the price justified?

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Data Breach At University Of Maryland Exposes 309,000 Records

Thu, 2014-02-20 08:39

The records from staff, faculty and students date back to 1998 and include social security numbers, names and dates of birth.

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