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Tech Week: Hackers Meet, FCC's 1.1 Million Comments, Gmail Scans

Sat, 2014-08-09 03:23

The FCC made more than 1 million net neutrality comments available, hackers gathered to talk about home appliances that might be spies, and Google scans your "Gmails" for child pornography.

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Should Kids Get A Trophy For Showing Up?

Sat, 2014-08-09 00:55

NPR Ed takes on the question that has long divided parents and experts alike.

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Advice For Dating With Asperger's: Don't Call 100 Times A Week

Sat, 2014-08-09 00:54

Jesse Saperstein says he made lots of mistakes while dating as a young man with Asperger's. He hopes his hard-won experience will help others tell the difference between enthusiasm and stalking.

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

Sat, 2014-08-09 00:53

An unusually wet monsoon season has painted the desert, normally dusty brown, a lush green. It has been a welcome respite from the years of devastating drought that have plagued the state.

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NCAA Loses Court Ruling In Athletes' Antitrust Case

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:38

A federal judge sided with college football and basketball players who say they're being used to help sell video games, TV broadcasts, and other content without being paid.

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Federal Judge Rules Some College Players Are Entitled To Payment

Fri, 2014-08-08 16:02

College athletes scored a victory in court. A federal judge issued a ruling that the NCAA violated antitrust law by prohibiting athletes from payment for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

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A Top Immigration Judge Calls For Shift On 'Fast-Tracking'

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:47

A call to stop fast-tracking deportation hearings of unaccompanied minors comes from an unusual source: a judge who says the current practice could lead to many appeals.

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James Brady's Death Is Ruled A Homicide

Fri, 2014-08-08 14:33

His wounds were inflicted 33 years ago, but James Brady died from John Hinckley Jr.'s attack on President Reagan, according to Washington, D.C., police who cite a Virginia medical examiner's report.

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Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Fri, 2014-08-08 13:36

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.

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With No Plan From Congress, Homeland Security Improvises

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:50

More than $400 million is being moved from other programs to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection from running out of money.

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If A Water Main Isn't Broke, Don't Fix It (For 300 Years?)

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:49

Recent water-related problems in Los Angeles and Ohio have put a focus on infrastructure. Many of the pipes in the U.S. are more than 100 years old and may not be replaced for another 100 years.

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'We Must Act Now, And Heavily, To Contain This Disease'

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:44

Saran Daraba Kaba, the executive secretary of the Mano River Union, talks to Melissa Block about efforts to control the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Preventing HIV With Medicine Can Carry A Stigma

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:25

No doctor would refuse to prescribe cholesterol-lowering statins to patients because they're overweight. But despite guidelines, some doctors aren't offering preventive drugs to those at risk for HIV.

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WHO Warns That Ebola Outbreak Won't End Without International Help

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency. WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan took this step after a unanimous vote by an advisory committee of infectious disease experts.

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In France, The Seeds Of A Hatred Renewed

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Many Jews say that there has been a rise in anti-Semitism in France. What is the nature of this new wave of hatred for Jews, and who — or what — is the cause of it?

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As Cease-Fire Reaches Its Close, Fire Reignites In Gaza

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

After a three-day cease-fire, which saw some halting peace talks in Egypt, fighting has resumed between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

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Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio. Phosphorous in the fertilizer flows into Lake Erie and feeds an algal bloom, which contaminated the city's water supply. WCPN's Sarah Jane Tribble speaks to farmers about the long-term problem of pollution in Lake Erie.

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University President Takes A Chunk Out Of His Pay To Give Others A Boost

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The president of Kentucky State University, Raymond Burse, has given himself a $90,000 pay cut in order to increase the wages of the university's lowest-paid employees. He tells Melissa Block why.

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Over 900 Authors Lend Their Names To A Letter Backing Hachette

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

Douglas Preston wrote an open letter supporting book publisher Hachette in its dispute with Amazon, which has since spread among his readers and throughout the literary community. More than 900 other writers have signed on, including John Grisham and Stephen King.

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Pistorius Trial Nears A Verdict

Fri, 2014-08-08 12:05

The murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius is nearing its conclusion in South Africa. To hear more about the closing arguments, Audie Cornish speaks with BBC correspondent Milton Ngozi, who has been covering the trial in Pretoria.

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