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Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

Mon, 2014-06-09 23:47

NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out?

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In Booming San Jose, Businesses Settle Into A Minimum Wage Hike

Mon, 2014-06-09 23:46

Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.

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Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

Mon, 2014-06-09 16:41

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.

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White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

Mon, 2014-06-09 16:01

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.

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Japan Says It Wants To Resume Larger Annual Whale Hunt

Mon, 2014-06-09 15:04

Despite a ruling in March by the International Court of Justice that the country's whaling is not scientific, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants to resume the Antarctic hunt.

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State Senator's Resignation Roils Virginia Politics

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:58

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

Mon, 2014-06-09 14:20

The justices made it harder for residents in a handful of states to sue companies for contamination that wasn't discovered until long after it took place.

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Beijing Denounces Vietnam, Philippines 'Farce' On Disputed Islands

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:28

China's Foreign Ministry said a get-together between soldiers of the two countries on the Spratly Islands was an effort to "pick quarrels and cause trouble" with Beijing.

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A Reason To Smile: Mexican Town Is A Destination For Dental Tourism

Mon, 2014-06-09 13:04

Los Algodones is tiny, but with help from the Internet, the Mexican border town has become a virtual dental factory, drawing patients from across the U.S. and Canada.

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Supreme Court: At 21, Some Children Must Start Visa Process Over

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:43

In an unusual majority, the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative justices have decided that immigrant children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is pending must start over.

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The One Thing Obama Didn't Say About Student Loan Repayment

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:33

The president's order expanded the number of people whose student loan payments will be capped at 10 percent of their monthly incomes. But here's the fine print of his announcement.

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Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:27

Millions of people are taking statins to reduce their cholesterol. But people on statins exercise less and sit more, a study finds. And that's a health risk for heart disease and many other ailments.

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Human Or Machine? AI Experts Reportedly Pass The 'Turing Test'

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:16

A program by two Russian artificial intelligence experts is said to have passed the iconic test by fooling a group of judges into thinking they were talking to a 13-year-old boy.

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Audit Reveals Vast Scale Of VA Waitlist Issues

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit found that approximately 100,000 veterans are waiting too long for care at the VA.

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In Las Vegas Shootings, Some Suspect Roots In Anti-Government Militias

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

A married couple apparently killed two police officers and another woman in Las Vegas. The husband and wife, also killed in the shooting, appear to have held anti-government and anti-law enforcement views.

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With New Order, Obama Aims To Combat Student Debt Pressures

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

President Obama is signing an executive order Monday, which will expand a loan forgiveness program for college debt. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at the program and the political salience of the issue.

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In A Landmark First, An AI Program Fools The Turing Test

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

In an artificial intelligence breakthrough, a computer program has become the first to pass the Turing Test, according to scholars in England. Designed by Alan Turing, the test is meant to distinguish machines from humans in a series of natural language conversations. This program fooled humans into believing it was a 13-year-old boy.

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Despite Details Of Bergdahl's Captivity, Answers Stay Scattered

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

As Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl recovers in a Germany hospital, details continue to emerge about his captivity, the circumstances of his initial disappearance and the effect his release has had on the military.

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One Week A Prime Minister: The Short Story Of Libya's Former Leader

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:06

Libya faces some of its most serious upheaval since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. No one knows that more than the prime minister who wasn't even in office a week before being forced out Monday.

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California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water?

Mon, 2014-06-09 12:03

Water is scarce in California, and prices are all over the map. Some farmers are paying almost 100 times more than others. Should water flow to the highest bidder?

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