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Computers That Know What You Need, Before You Ask

Mon, 2014-03-17 11:26

Programs — some already on your smartphone — are preparing useful information based on your past behavior, ushering in the era of predictive, or anticipatory, computing.

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Even If You Don't Have Symptoms, You May Still Have The Flu

Mon, 2014-03-17 10:35

Roughly one in five unvaccinated people had the flu between 2006 and 2011, but only a quarter of them had symptoms, a study found. That could affect how the virus spreads.

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Navy SEALs Take Control Of Oil Tanker Seized By Libyan Rebels

Mon, 2014-03-17 09:11

The Morning Glory was seized earlier this month by three armed Libyans. A Pentagon statement said the SEALs took control of the vessel after an operation Sunday. No one was injured.

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GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs For Problem With Air Bags

Mon, 2014-03-17 09:08

This is separate from General Motors' recall of 1.6 million small cars for a problem with ignition switches. The company believes the recalls will trim $300 million from profits this quarter.

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The Dark History Of Green Food On St. Patrick's Day

Mon, 2014-03-17 08:47

Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.

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Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough

Mon, 2014-03-17 08:42

Researchers say they have found direct evidence of a mysterious and ultrarapid expansion of the universe in the first sliver of a second after the Big Bang.

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Attorneys General Ask Big Retailers To Pull Tobacco From Stores

Mon, 2014-03-17 08:41

In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it's ending sales of tobacco products.

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VIDEO: News Anchors Dive For Cover As Quake Shakes L.A.

Mon, 2014-03-17 08:02

When the 4.4-magnitude temblor struck Monday morning, KTLA-TV anchors Chris Schauble and Megan Henderson were live on the air. They did what the experts recommend: "Drop, cover and hold on."

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Paris Ends 'Odd Or Even' Limit On Cars After One Day

Mon, 2014-03-17 07:17

'Impair Ou Pair?' To combat smog, officials restricted car use Monday. For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on the streets. The rule will end after today.

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Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor's Son Says

Mon, 2014-03-17 06:52

The church's controversial founder, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is "on the edge of death," his son says. The pastor's death, he adds, would bring a crisis to his followers, who see death as God's judgment.

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In Illinois, A Governor's Luck Gets Tested Again

Mon, 2014-03-17 06:06

With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.

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Top Stories: Sanctions Follow Crimea Vote; SEALs Board Hijacked Tanker

Mon, 2014-03-17 05:13

Also: Army general agrees to plea deal in sexual assault case; winter storm wallops the mid-Atlantic; mayors and Guinness pull out of St. Patrick's Day parades because of bans on gay marchers.

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Last Words From Cockpit May Be Clue To Jet's Disappearance

Mon, 2014-03-17 04:18

There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Was the informal "good night" from the jet a sign it had been taken over or that the crew is involved?

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Russia Recognizes Independent Crimea; U.S. And EU 'Stand Firm' With Ukraine

Mon, 2014-03-17 03:15

President Obama says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin signs an order recognizing Crimea as an independent state.

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Clothing Retailer Lands End To Split From Sears

Mon, 2014-03-17 02:25

Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.

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EU Rejects Crimean Vote, Weighs Sanctions Against Russia

Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Germany and its European allies react to Sunday's referendum in Crimea. NPR's Soraya Sarhardi Nelson joins us from Berlin.

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Crimeans Vote To Leave Ukraine, Join Russia

Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to leave Ukraine and join Russia. Morning Edition checks in with NPR's Gregory Warner in Simferopol and Eleanor Beardsley in Kiev for the latest.

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Unions Mobilize To Fight Political Novice In Illinois' GOP Primary

Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

Republicans hope to take the governor's mansion in Democratic Illinois. If Bruce Rauner wins the GOP nomination as predicted Tuesday, he'll take on incumbent Pat Quinn, who has lost popularity.

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Balancing College Dreams With The Reality Of Finances

Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

As part of a monthlong look at how American families are paying for college, David Greene talks to a senior and his mother about applying to colleges and waiting to hear about financial aid.

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Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes

Mon, 2014-03-17 01:00

With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna.

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