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More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

Thu, 2015-04-09 14:39

About one-third of black and Hispanic teens say they're online just about all the time, compared with about 1-in-5 whites, a new study says. Experts say smartphones are defining teens' social habits.

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Biden Says ISIS 'No Longer On The Move' In Iraq

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:59

NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman offers this analysis of the vice president's speech Thursday on U.S. Iraq policy.

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S.C. Dashcam Video: A Broken Tail Light, A Routine Traffic Stop, A Fleeing Man

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:55

North Charleston Officer Michael Slager can be seen stopping Walter Scott. Slager shot and killed Scott — an incident captured in a separate video. Slager has been charged with the killing and fired.

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On Welfare? Don't Use The Money For Movies, Say Kansas Lawmakers

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:50

The legislature has passed a bill that would bar people on public assistance from using cash aid on theme parks, pools and casinos, or from withdrawing more than $25 per day from the ATM.

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Brands Target Tween Girls In Bid To Keep Them As Longtime Customers

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:40

Brands increasingly see tweens as a distinct consumer group. From menstruation products to underwear, advertisers are targeting young girls in an informal tone to gain loyal customers earlier on.

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Study Finds The Poor Subject To Unfair Fines, Driver's License Suspensions

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:01

The report says many of the police and court practices highlighted in a recent federal investigation into the Ferguson, Mo., police department occur in California as well.

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An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

Thu, 2015-04-09 12:30

Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.

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3 Times Rand Paul Got 'Testy' This Week

Thu, 2015-04-09 12:03

Days into his campaign, Paul is pouncing on the mainstream media and Democrats, though he insists his short temper is "pretty equal opportunity."

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Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:52

New legislation in California and New York proposes a label for for sugary beverages. The label looks like the warning on cigarette packages, but the beverage industry has called it "misleading."

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Cultural Revolution-Meets-Aliens: Chinese Writer Takes On Sci-Fi

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:50

Chinese novels have dwelt mainly on the past and present. Liu Cixin is starting to change that. His science-packed, futuristic best-sellers explore the cosmos, and offers commentary on current events.

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PG&E Hit With $1.6 Billion Penalty For 2010 Calif. Pipeline Explosion

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:42

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. was ordered to pay the fine — the largest ever charged a public utility — for the San Bruno explosion and fire that killed 8 people.

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Medical Schools Reboot For 21st Century

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:35

Medicine has changed a lot in the past 100 years. But medical training has stayed much the same. Many schools are now retooling — focusing on teamwork — to train a different kind of doctor.

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Dear World, Your Grade For Educating Your Children is...

Thu, 2015-04-09 11:09

Some people say a new UNESCO report is grounds for an F: 58 million kids still aren't in primary school. But maybe a better grade is A for effort — significant progress has been made.

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Uber Launches Cash-Only Rickshaw Service In Indian Capital

Thu, 2015-04-09 10:42

Passengers can hail the popular three-wheeled vehicles using an Uber app. Fares are set by the state.

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'I'm With Stupid' T-Shirt Trips Up Ecuador's President

Thu, 2015-04-09 10:08

Politicians have basic rules about photo ops. This week, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa learned one more: don't get on the wrong side of an "I'm With Stupid" T-shirt.

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