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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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Preserving Audio For The Future Is A Race Against Time

Sun, 2014-03-23 01:19

Old records are breaking, cassette tapes are warping, even digital recordings can become obsolete. The Library of Congress is working to save millions of the nation's recordings before they're lost.

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Washington Mudslide Kills 3; Searchers Seek Survivors

Sat, 2014-03-22 21:53

Rescue crews searched into the night for survivors from a massive mudslide in that killed at least three, after hearing voices from the debris field pleading for help.

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Galveston Bay Oil Spill Threatens Bird Migration

Sat, 2014-03-22 20:32

A barge hauling thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay, leaking the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

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Dayton Sends No. 3 Seed Syracuse Home Early In NCAA Tourney

Sat, 2014-03-22 17:46

In a nail-biting final minute of Saturday's game, no. 11 seed Dayton put away the no. 3 seed Syracuse 55-53.

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Need Money For Your Startup? Being An Attractive Male May Help

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:57

When men and women pitch the same business idea to venture capitalists, men are awarded money more often. A new study found that appearance also factors into whether or not an idea will get funded.

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Same-Sex Marriages Back On Hold In Michigan

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:16

A federal appeals court issued a temporary stay Saturday on an earlier ruling that had lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the state.

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They Cast Whom?! Actor Choices To Offend Every Racial Sensibility

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:09

Should an actor's ethnicity match a character's ethnicity? Does it matter, or does it not? Whatever your line of thinking, you're probably irked by these recent casting developments.

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Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

Sat, 2014-03-22 11:59

Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

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Jimmy Carter Issues 'Call To Action' Against Subjugation Of Women

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:44

The former president joins NPR to talk about his new book, the state of human trafficking and whether religion can be a conduit for lasting change around gender.

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Latest Leak: NSA Burrowed Into Chinese Telecom Giant's Servers

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:35

Documents provided by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden highlight the spy agency's efforts, The New York Times and Der Spiegel report.

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Why The Exxon Valdez Spill Was A Eureka Moment For Science

Sat, 2014-03-22 10:03

In the aftermath of the 1989 oil spill off the Alaskan coast, scientists expected the worst damage to be short-lived. Instead, the spill shattered conventional wisdom about oil's affect on wildlife.

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Tech Week: Robots, Turkish Twitter And A Frustrated Zuckerberg

Sat, 2014-03-22 09:45

In this week's roundup, tensions between tech companies and the NSA run hot, the simmering debate over women in tech continues and Turkey bans Twitter. What's next?

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Always Watching: A Fragile Trust Lines The U.S.-Mexico Border

Sat, 2014-03-22 08:22

Border Patrol agents seem to be everywhere along the U.S. side of the Mexican border, and residents are also on guard. Yet amid distrust and heavy surveillance, there is compassion.

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Major Ukrainian Air Base In Crimea Handed Over To Russia

Sat, 2014-03-22 08:15

One of the last important military installations in the region that was still at least partially under Ukrainian control is now firmly in Russia's hands.

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American Libraries Learn To Read Teenagers

Sat, 2014-03-22 07:11

In the digi-real world, public libraries must pull out all the creative stops to attract teens.

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Cops Can't Have Sex With Prostitutes, Hawaiian Lawmakers Say

Sat, 2014-03-22 06:40

Legislators were surprised and outraged to learn that a decades-old state law made it legal in some cases for undercover cops to have sexual relations with prostitutes. They're vowing to change that.

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Top Stories: Crisis In Ukraine; Search For Missing Jet

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:41

Also: Michelle Obama touts free speech in address to Chinese students; Turks strike back at attempt to ban Twitter; and upsets bust almost everyone's NCAA brackets.

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Commuters Ditch Cars For Public Transit In Record Numbers

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:37

More Americans are hopping on a bus or taking a train to get to work. Public transit ridership in the U.S. is now at the highest that it has been in more than half a century.

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Buffett's Billion Dollars Are Safe As Upsets Bust Brackets

Sat, 2014-03-22 05:01

None of the estimated 8.7 million entries in Quicken Loans' "Billion $ Bracket Challenge" have survived the first wave of games in the men's college basketball tournament.

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