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Silicon Valley Recycling Firm Seeks Mystery Apple I Donor

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:19

The woman donated the computer last month, and it sold for $200,000. The company wants to give her half that sum. The computer, of which about 200 were made in 1976, is prized by collectors.

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Woman Turns 100 Without Any Family, But With Thousands Of Good Wishes

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:10

When word got out that England's Winnie Blagden would turn 100 Sunday and had no living relatives, thousands of people sent cards and gifts.

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A Rare, Spontaneous Democracy Debate In A Shanghai Taxi

Mon, 2015-06-01 06:04

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving around Shanghai offering free rides to learn about real life in China. But he was recently a taxi passenger when something unusual happened.

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Climate Change Meeting To Focus On Ensuring Countries Keep Commitments

Mon, 2015-06-01 05:08

The meeting in Bonn, Germany, comes a day after European energy companies urged countries to adopt a pricing system for carbon emissions.

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Murder Charges In Bangladesh Over 2013 Garment Factory Collapse

Mon, 2015-06-01 03:48

More than 40 people were charged in connection with the collapse of the Rana Plaza that killed 1,137 people.

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After A Week Of Flooding, Sunshine Forecast For Much Of Texas

Mon, 2015-06-01 03:10

The rains gave the state its wettest May in history. Last week's flooding killed at least 25 people.

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Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

Mon, 2015-06-01 02:33

A central misunderstanding, Greg Toppo writes, is that game-based learning is somehow "easier." Often, he says, it's hard work, but students love the challenge.

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No. 2 At Justice Warns Growing Prison Budget Detracts From Public Safety

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:36

The federal government spends $7 billion a year to incarcerate about 200,000 inmates. That's money Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates says could pay for more FBI agents and local police.

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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Litte Girl

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:35

Jiya Bavishi is one of a handful of children in the United States testing an experimental hearing device, a tiny implant in her brainstem. Jiya is now able to hear and repeat some sounds.

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Editing The Climate Talkers: Punctuation's Effect On Earth's Fate

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:34

The littlest things — punctuation, precise word choice and grammar — can hold tremendous power in worldwide climate negotiations. This year in Europe, editors get a chance to help make history.

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10 Years Since Katrina: A Look Back At The Busiest Hurricane Season

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:33

Meteorologists say this year's hurricane season will be quieter than usual. But if a Category 3 or higher hit the U.S., it would be the first time since 2005, one of the worst years on record.

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How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

Sun, 2015-05-31 23:32

First you get a crazy message from a friend. Then you get a not-so-crazy message that could help you find a job or fight a disease.

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Oldest Living Ex-Cubs Player Lennie Merullo Dies At 98

Sun, 2015-05-31 19:23

Lennie Merullo, a shortstop, played three games in the 1945 World Series and went 0 for 2. The Cubs lost in seven games to Detroit, and haven't made it back to the Series since then.

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Wreck Of A 221-Year-Old Slave Ship Is Confirmed Off South Africa

Sun, 2015-05-31 15:58

The ship crashed while carrying 400 slaves from Mozambique to Brazil in 1794. It's the first discovery of a wreck that sank while carrying slaves. Artifacts will be displayed at the Smithsonian.

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Live Blog: Facing Midnight Deadline, The Senate Debates Parts Of The Patriot Act

Sun, 2015-05-31 13:40

If the Senate fails to act before midnight, one of the most controversial parts of the Patriot Act — which allows for the bulk collection of phone records — will end.

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WIth A Midnight Deadline, The Senate Meets To Resolve Patriot Act Issues

Sun, 2015-05-31 13:14

The Obama administration is pressing the Senate to act to prevent key parts of the USA Patriot Act from expiring at the end of Sunday. Administration officials argue an expiration could hurt counterterrorism efforts. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates gets an update from correspondent Scott Horsley.

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Fatal Shootings By Police Twice As High As Official Number, Report Says

Sun, 2015-05-31 11:29

An analysis by The Washington Post shows that the number of such incidents is more than twice as high as official federal figures.

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Bernie Sanders Likens Salacious 1972 Essay To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Sun, 2015-05-31 09:53

The senator from Vermont and Democratic presidential candidate has been put on the defensive about the article he wrote for an alternative newspaper.

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No Love Lost In Paris As 'Love Locks' To Be Cut From Bridge

Sun, 2015-05-31 06:45

For years, lovers have placed padlocks on the bridge and tossed the key into the Seine as a symbol of their undying commitment to one another. But Parisian officials have a less romantic view.

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Racial Diversity Grows On Network Television, But Will Quality Lag Behind?

Sun, 2015-05-31 06:16

Network TV's fall schedule has a lot of new shows with non-white stars and casts. But NPR television critic Eric Deggans wonders if those series will explore race and culture as well as current shows.

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