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The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

Wed, 2014-04-09 08:21

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

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9-Month-Old Boy Charged With Attempted Murder In Pakistan

Wed, 2014-04-09 08:17

Musa Khan was arrested along with his family at a violent protest in Lahore where police said the boy threw stones at them.

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Food Scraps To Fuel Vertical Farming's Rise In Chicago

Wed, 2014-04-09 07:14

As vertical farming takes root in cities around the world, critics fear it's leaving a big carbon footprint. An experiment in Chicago turning garbage into energy aims to prove them wrong.

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On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles

Wed, 2014-04-09 07:01

The recall involves some of the Japanese automaker's top-selling vehicles, including some model years for the RAV4 SUV, Corolla, Yaris and Matrix.

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Lost Malaysian Plane Could Land In Cultural Lore

Wed, 2014-04-09 06:17

The plane's vanishing is a tragedy and an unsolved mystery. The desire for answers means the event could retain attention for decades, as have the disappearances of Jimmy Hoffa and Amelia Earhart.

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WHO Calls For High-Priced Drugs For Millions With Hepatitis C

Wed, 2014-04-09 05:54

About 150 million people worldwide have hepatitis C, and all should be assessed and treated, the World Health Organization says. The cost of screening and drugs means that won't happen soon.

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Many Students Stabbed, Cut At Pennsylvania High School

Wed, 2014-04-09 05:19

One suspect — a 16-year-old sophomore boy — is in custody after Wednesday's incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh. At least 19 teenagers and one adult were hurt.

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Dose Of Caution Prescribed When Evaluating New Medicare Data

Wed, 2014-04-09 04:54

Fresh figures show that a relatively small number of doctors received a significant share of Medicare payments in 2012. But analysts warn against jumping to conclusions about what that means.

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What Does Sound Look Like?

Wed, 2014-04-09 04:37

A clever photography trick allows you to see the invisible: the rising heat from a lighter, the turbulence around airplane wings, the plume of a sneeze ... and even sound waves.

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UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:55

Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.

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New Pings Have Head Of Search Optimistic Jet Will Soon Be Found

Wed, 2014-04-09 03:00

But searchers aren't declaring success just yet. And if what they're hearing aren't signals from the plane's black boxes, they may not get a second chance. The boxes' batteries are due to run out.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Normality Rules Except At Ground Zero

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:39

Protests in eastern Ukraine are the focal point of the country's crisis with implications that stretch beyond its borders. Yet life in most of Donetsk seems untouched by the turmoil.

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States, Lawmakers Want Feds To Use New Math For FEMA Calculations

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:37

As a new tornado season begins, Illinois officials say they need more help from the federal government, and Sens. Kirk and Durbin have reintroduced a bill proposing changes to the disaster formula.

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Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:35

A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.

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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

Tue, 2014-04-08 23:34

New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.

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How Mouse Studies Lead Medical Research Down Dead Ends

Mon, 2014-04-07 23:44

New drugs are usually tested in animals before they're tested in humans. But many of those studies aren't done carefully enough, analysts say. So time and money is wasted, and treatments delayed.

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Just How New Is The 'New' GM?

Mon, 2014-04-07 23:42

During her grilling before Congress, CEO Mary Barra insisted the new GM is different and better than the old GM. But are the company and its cars really new and improved? The answer is complicated.

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Why Women Don't Ask For More Money

Mon, 2014-04-07 23:40

A study shows that women can be great negotiators, just not when they're asking for themselves. When women negotiate pay on behalf of a friend, they bargain just as hard as the guys.

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End Of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble For Some

Mon, 2014-04-07 22:06

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday. The move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

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La. Congressman Asks For Forgiveness After Compromising Video

Mon, 2014-04-07 21:47

A newspaper in West Monroe, La., published a video of freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister kissing a woman who wasn't his wife.

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