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British Court Blocks All-Secret Trial For Terrorism Suspects

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:42

The Court of Appeal ruled that while the core of the trial can be held in secret, portions of it must be open to the public. It also allowed the suspects, known until now as AB and CD, to be named.

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Time For Kickoff: World's Attention Focused On World Cup

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01

Host Brazil faces Croatia today in the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But much of the attention in the run-up to the event has been focused on strikes, controversies and unrest.

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How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Thu, 2014-06-12 04:09

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley founded one of the U.K.'s first software startups, run almost entirely by women. The industry still has gender inequality, but Shirley showed alternatives were possible.

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Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Thu, 2014-06-12 03:54

The Senate and House have both voted to overhaul veterans' health care. Their votes come amid the controversy over long wait times at VA facilities for veterans seeking care.

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Militants Make Gains In Iraq Amid Report U.S. Rebuffed Calls For Help

Thu, 2014-06-12 03:14

Al-Qaida-linked fighters have taken Mosul and Tikrit, while Kurdish fighters have seized Kirkuk. Meanwhile, a news report says the U.S. rejected Iraqi calls for an airstrike against the militants.

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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:20

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:16

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:15

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:08

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:58

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:45

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:07

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:40

Much of Florida was designed with cars, not people, in mind. Four of the state's metro areas top the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. Now, planners in Orlando are working hard to change that.

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Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:16

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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In A Rare Act Of Bipartisan Speed, Senate Passes VA Reforms

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:08

The Senate has passed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Like a similar bill in the House, the Senate bill gives veterans the option of seeking private care if the VA takes too long and makes it easier to fire VA employees. But the Senate version also spends a lot more money on doctors and hospitals than the House version.

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To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:00

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at the role that conservative media may have played in the upset defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Republican primary.

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Can You Call Yourself An Environmentalist And Still Eat Meat?

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:41

After a Hollywood environmentalist told us the answer to this question was no, we posed it to the followers of the @NPRFood Twitter account. We got a big — and diverse — response.

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Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:26

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.

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A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:26

One music teacher has used tablets to change life for students at a New York school. The members of the school's orchestra have learning disabilities. For some, the band has opened up their world.

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