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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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Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:26

Some aspects of how Obama and his team told the world about the trade for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have raised eyebrows, even among congressional allies, prompting questions like: What were they thinking?

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Shooting At Seattle Pacific University; 3 Wounded, 1 Dead

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:54

Officials say a lone gunman who opened fire with a shotgun at Seattle Pacific University is in custody.

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Beastie Boys Win A Fight For Their Copyright

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:14

The hip-hop band that reached its zenith in the 1980s won a $1.7 million judgment against Monster Beverage Corp., which used the band's music without permission.

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Is Pushing Interest Rates To Less Than Zero A Crazy Idea?

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:34

If a bank wants to deposit cash with the European Central Bank, it won't earn interest. In fact, the bank will actually have to pay the ECB for parking cash. It's designed to boost Europe's economy.

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Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise, And Many Of Them Are Poor

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:26

The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.

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Tracking Road Kill? There's An App For That, Too

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:13

A team from Utah State University have developed a smartphone application so "citizen scientists" can help them track animal-vehicle collisions.

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Why A Pack Of Peanut Butter M&M's Weighs A Tiny Bit Less Than A Regular Pack

Thu, 2014-06-05 14:08

One hungry reporter goes on a quest to find out why his package of Peanut Butter M&M's weighs 0.06 ounces less than a package of Milk Chocolate M&M's.

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How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:46

Altaf Hussain has been running his powerful Pakistani political movement from self-imposed exile for 22 years. After he was arrested in London on Tuesday, Karachi came to a grinding halt.

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'New York Times' Editor: Losing Snowden Scoop 'Really Painful'

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:22

Edward Snowden didn't trust The New York Times with his revelations about the NSA because the paper initially spiked an earlier story about the warrantless wiretapping of Americans.

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Quick DNA Tests Crack Medical Mysteries Otherwise Missed

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:02

Scientists used high-powered DNA sequencing to diagnose infections missed by usual lab tests. The pricey method is still experimental, but might offer a way to identify tough-to-diagnose infections.

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Fla. Man Impersonating Police Officer Pulls Over Unmarked Car

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:52

The suspect flashed a red and blue light to signal a sheriff's detective to the side of the road. He was promptly arrested.

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Internal Probe Decries GM's 'Incompetence And Neglect'

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

An internal probe of how General Motors handled an ignition switch defect has found "a pattern of incompetence and neglect" at GM. On Thursday, CEO Mary Barra announced the dismissal of 15 employees, many of whom were executives and senior managers.

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Bergdahl Homecoming Party Canceled, As Joy Turns To Worry

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

In Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown, a celebration had been planned for his homecoming. Now, facing new questions and controversy, the town of Hailey, Idaho, has cancelled that celebration. Jeff Gunter, chief of the Hailey Police Department, explains the decision.

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Sprint Might Finally Get Its Way With Possible T-Mobile Deal

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

Reports say that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is at hand. Sprint has made no secret of its designs on its smaller rival; why are the companies considering a deal now?

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On Eve Of D-Day Anniversary, World Leaders Cope With Fresher Scars

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:16

President Obama and other G-7 leaders are meeting in Brussels for a summit that is expected to be dominated by developments in Ukraine and Russia.

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