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R U Ready To Quit Smoking? Texting Can Help

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:18

For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds. Texts doubled the success rate compared with people who didn't text.

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@CIA Tweets; Internet Explodes In Not-So-Covert Sarcasm

Fri, 2014-06-06 11:00

The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.

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WWII Vet, AWOL From Nursing Home, Found At Normandy Ceremonies

Fri, 2014-06-06 10:20

After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.

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Uber Car Service Company Is Now Valued At $17 Billion

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:50

Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.

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Striking Train Workers Add To Brazil's World Cup Woes

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:20

There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.

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Early Exposure To Bacteria Protects Children From Asthma And Allergies

Fri, 2014-06-06 09:13

It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.

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NBA Finals: Did The Heat Take Down Miami?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:56

A faulty air conditioning system spiked temperatures during the first game of the NBA finals, and the San Antonio Spurs took the win. The Barbershop guys talk sports, politics and pop culture.

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World Cup Makes Brazilians Crazy, But Soccer's Not To Blame

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.

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Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:55

A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.

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Should Tweens Be Prosecuted As Adults?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:54

Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?

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North Korea Says It Has Detained Another U.S. Tourist

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:39

State media reports that Jeffrey Edward Fowle acted "contrary to the purpose of tourism" and is being investigated. North Korea is known to be holding at least two other Americans.

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Can Farmed Fish Feed The World Without Destroying The Environment?

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:27

Farmed fish production will have to more than double by 2050 to keep up with global demand, a report finds. And aquaculture can be far more sustainable than meat production, the researchers say.

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Illinois Declares Truce In Cupcake War

Fri, 2014-06-06 08:16

When a girl's business got shut down for lack of a license, lawmakers decided the rules went too far. With states regulating so many professions, even consumer groups wonder if they should cut back.

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70 Years After A Crucial Invasion, World Honors D-Day

Fri, 2014-06-06 07:39

Some 150,000 Allied troops landed in Normandy and began the liberation of France from Nazi occupation during World War II. World leaders, including President Obama, gathered to mark the anniversary.

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Sword Fights Break Out In A Clash At India's Golden Temple

Fri, 2014-06-06 06:44

Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.

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Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Fri, 2014-06-06 05:40

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.

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The U.S. Finally Gets Past Pre-Recession Jobs Total

Fri, 2014-06-06 04:15

With today's monthly jobs report meeting predictions, the U.S. has surpassed the number of jobs before 2008. But the recovery has been slow and long, economists say.

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In San Antonio, Spurs Beat The Heat Twice In One Game

Fri, 2014-06-06 03:02

The air conditioning in San Antonio's arena broke down, leaving the host Spurs and the Miami Heat sweating in 90-degree temperatures as the NBA Finals began.

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The 'Cool War' With China Is Unseen, But Comes With Consequences

Thu, 2014-06-05 23:47

Dueling charges of cyberspying between China and the U.S. are escalating in this new conflict, which could have huge stakes for American industry and trade secrets.

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From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

Thu, 2014-06-05 23:46

Last year NPR's Uri Berliner took money from a savings account that was losing value to inflation and bought a range of assets that included a painting and a haul from Costco. So how'd his money do?

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