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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri, 2015-03-06 05:29

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:36

The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:47

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:41

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:39

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:37

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:36

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:28

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.

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Actor Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash; Son Says He's OK

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50

The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.

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Argentine Prosecutor Was 'Without A Doubt' Murdered, Says Family

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:23

Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.

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Colorado Debates Whether IUDs Are Contraception Or Abortion

Thu, 2015-03-05 13:48

A Colorado program has allowed more than 30,000 women to get long-term contraception for free, lowering teen birth and abortion rates. Now lawmakers have to decide if it can qualify for state funding.

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Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls

Thu, 2015-03-05 13:10

A new poll shows that fewer young people see gender as limited to female and male. Youth Radio reporter Nanette Thompson talks with two students about their experiences at school.

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Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:56

Even at low doses, the potent poison damages organs and causes cancers. Now scientists have found a population high in the Andes Mountains that has adapted to the toxic metal over thousands of years.

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Eat Your Veggies! Even The Ones From Fukushima

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:55

Foods from Fukushima, Japan, are back to pre-accident levels of radiation but people still aren't eating them. One way to ease concerns: a chemical that blocks radioactive cesium from entering plants.

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Why Some Parents Are Sitting Kids Out Of Tests

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:46

Sixty percent of parents think there is too much emphasis on testing. Are they right?

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Edmund Pettus: The Man And Namesake Of The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:36

The distinctive white arches looming over the Edmund Pettus Bridge are in pretty much every photo about the Selma-to-Montgomery marches in Alabama. But many folks don't know about the man the bridge was named for, and like many people, he has a complicated past.

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The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:36

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history. It also was named after a Grand Dragon of the state Ku Klux Klan. There's a strong generational divide on renaming it.

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:35

The Nigerian Islamist militant group has traded grainy videos for slick productions. This week, Boko Haram posted a video purportedly showing the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying.

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Cardinal Egan, Ex-Archbishop Of New York, Dies

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:19

The cause was cardiac arrest, the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. Cardinal Edward Egan was 82.

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Thousands Reportedly Flee Battle For Tikrit

Thu, 2015-03-05 12:01

Iraqi army forces, Shiite militias and Kurdish peshmerga are battling to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State extremists.

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