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A Venture Capitalist Is Betting A Pair Of Socks (And $50 Million) On Bitcoin's Future

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:32

A leading investor thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. A prominent writer disagrees. They make a bet about what we'll be using for money in 2019.

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Black Openly Gay Judge Would Be Federal Bench's First

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:30

President Obama nominated Florida Judge Darrin Gayles to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who blocked the president's last nominee for the position, says he doesn't plan to object.

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U.S. Warns Airlines Over Potential Explosives In Toothpaste Tubes

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:28

Officials said they issued the warning for Russian-bound planes out of an abundance of caution. A Homeland Security official said the warning was borne out of new intelligence.

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Scientists Help Western States Prepare For Drought As New Norm

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:27

In a warming world, extreme droughts are predicted to become more common. Amid the historic drought gripping California and much of the West Coast, scientists are studying how states can manage with a lot less water in the future.

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'Almost Otherwordly': The Sea Caves Of Lake Superior, On Ice

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:16

Thousands of people have walked out to the caves in recent weeks to inspect beautiful ice formations. It's the first time Lake Superior's ice has been thick enough to walk on in the area since 2009.

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Celebrities Turn Star Power Toward Political Stage

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:11

Clay Aiken is the latest in a long line of actors, singers, reality TV stars and athletes to seek second careers in politics. But fame is no guarantee of success at the ballot box.

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More Than 80,000 Tons Of Coal Ash Flow Into N.C. River

Wed, 2014-02-05 15:09

A broken stormwater pipe in North Carolina has sent the waste into the Dan River, which flows through Virginia and out into the Atlantic. Officials say the drinking water is safe, but environmental questions linger.

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Antitrust Settlement With EU Calls For Google To Tweak Results

Wed, 2014-02-05 14:27

In Europe, Google will now show results from its competitors. The agreement allows the search giant to dodge billions in fines.

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Even Among Their Own, Consensus Eludes Israelis And Palestinians

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:30

Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.

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U.S. HVAC Firm Reportedly Linked To Target's Data Security Breach

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:29

Hackers who broke into Target's computer network and stole customers' financial and personal data used credentials that were stolen from a heating and air conditioning subcontractor in Pennsylvania, according to digital security journalist Brian Krebs.

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What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:10

In recent years, the Microsoft co-founder has pulled back from his work at the company to focus on his foundation — improving global health and reducing poverty. But his hands-on days at Microsoft are not over. Gates is stepping down as chairman but moving into a part-time role as technology adviser.

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California Is So Dry, Some Diners Won't Get Water Unless They Ask

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:06

Across the state, towns and cities now see waste in the the full water glasses left on diners' tables. Santa Cruz is one of the first California towns to bar restaurants from serving drinking water unless diners request it.

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Under A Hail Of Barrel Bombs, An Exodus Departs From Aleppo

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:00

For the last two weeks, the barrel bombing of the rebel-held area of Aleppo in Syria has intensified. Warplanes drop leaflets on neighborhoods warning civilians to flee — and it seems they're listening. Residents of Aleppo districts held by the regime say they are seeing an influx of families, while aid agencies working in Turkey say hundreds of thousands of the displaced are trying to get in.

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UN Report Raises Scathing Criticisms Of Vatican

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:00

The United Nations watchdog for children's rights has accused the Vatican of caring more about its own reputation and members of the clergy than the victims of sexual abuse. The group is calling for the Vatican to immediately remove any priests suspected of sexually abusing children.

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Drug Store Plans To Rid Its Shelves Of Tobacco Products

Wed, 2014-02-05 13:00

The pharmacy giant CVS plans to eliminate cigarettes and other tobacco products from its stores by October. The company says it made the decision because the drug store business is changing and that selling cigarettes is no longer consistent with its mission. Medical experts and the White House hailed the move. NPR's Yuki Noguchi reports.

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White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

Wed, 2014-02-05 12:57

President Obama used an executive order to create seven "climate hubs" across the nation to help farmers and ranchers cope with weather changes that have begun to alter growing seasons and crop health.

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Which Way For Stocks? Investors Watch 'Worry Index' For Clues

Wed, 2014-02-05 12:39

The new year has brought much higher volatility to the market, with stocks bouncing up or down almost daily amid doubts about the global economic outlook. The closely watched Volatility Index has signaled uncertainty about the market's direction in recent weeks.

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Rethinking The 17th Amendment: An Old Idea Gets Fresh Opposition

Wed, 2014-02-05 12:25

For more than 100 years, voters have been able to pick U.S. senators themselves. Some conservatives think the country would be better off if state legislators made the choice.

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Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Wed, 2014-02-05 12:18

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.

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Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Wed, 2014-02-05 12:18

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.

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