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Does Google Glass Distract Drivers? The Debate Is On

Mon, 2014-03-24 12:00

Google Glass is a lightweight frame that sits on the nose with a tiny computer built into the lens. Before it even hits stores, lawmakers in several states want to ban it on the roads.

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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:43

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.

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5 Ex-Madoff Aides Found Guilty Of Conspiracy, Securities Fraud

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:16

The former employees of Bernard Madoff's securities firm were accused of enriching themselves by helping the now imprisoned financier carry out a Ponzi scheme.

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Unidentified Remains To Be In Repository At Sept. 11 Museum

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:16

Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.

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Sandwich Monday: We Tackle The Army's 'Pork Rib' MRE

Mon, 2014-03-24 11:03

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Department of Defense's imitation McRib. It's an MRE, Pork Rib flavor. "This meal disgusts me more before 8 a.m. than most meals disgust me all day."

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A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

Mon, 2014-03-24 10:56

The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.

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After Oil Spill, Coast Guard Prepares To Open Houston Ship Channel

Mon, 2014-03-24 10:05

Environmentalists, meanwhile, are worried that the spill happened at the worst possible moment — the peak of birding season.

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Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Mon, 2014-03-24 09:40

The mastermind behind metal's most cartoonishly grotesque band brought a sense of levity to the genre when it was in danger of being overwhelmed by negativity and self-importance.

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Apples Vs. Oranges: Google Tool Offers Ultimate Nutrition Smackdown

Mon, 2014-03-24 09:30

Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google's new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.

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Kids Benefit From Counseling At The Pediatrician's Office

Mon, 2014-03-24 09:28

Defiance and other behavior problems are common in children, and counseling can help. Offering mental health care at the pediatrician's office made it much more likely that children would attend.

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U.S. Sending More Troops To Hunt For Ugandan Warlord Joseph Kony

Mon, 2014-03-24 08:25

The leader of the tiny Lord's Resistance Army is wanted for turning young captives into soldiers and for brutality that stretches across several nations. Social media helped spread the word about him.

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Which Artwork Is A Metaphor For The Current Global Condition?

Mon, 2014-03-24 08:12

President Obama took a moment from his European tour to stroll through Amsterdam's spectacular Rijksmuseum. That got NPR's Ari Shapiro wondering about which painting captures the current global mood.

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Egyptian Court Sentences More Than 500 Morsi Supporters To Die

Mon, 2014-03-24 07:37

The court found 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters guilty of killing one police officer in a riot last year. It is being described as the country's largest-ever mass sentencing.

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March Madness: After The Upsets, Which Team Do You Like Now?

Mon, 2014-03-24 07:10

Brackets have been busted across the nation. Kansas, Duke and Syracuse are among the top teams that bounced out. Now who do you think will win the Division I men's college basketball championship?

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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Mon, 2014-03-24 07:01

An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.

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Japan To Turn Over Nuclear Stockpile To U.S. For Safe Keeping

Mon, 2014-03-24 05:23

Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.

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Chicago Subway Derails, Injuring Dozens

Mon, 2014-03-24 04:23

The Blue Line train jumped the tracks at O'Hare International Airport around 2:50 a.m. local time on Monday. Officials say none of the injuries are life-threatening.

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Analysis Shows Flight 370 'Ended' In Indian Ocean, Malaysia Says

Mon, 2014-03-24 03:51

Prime Minister Najib Razak says new analysis by satellite company Inmarsat shows that the plane took a southerly route toward an area off western Australia "far from any landing sites."

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Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Mon, 2014-03-24 03:06

As a long-planned summit in the Netherlands gets underway, Russian troops have occupied nearly all of the military bases on the Black Sea peninsula.

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8 Known To Have Died, But Mudslide's Toll May Go Much Higher

Mon, 2014-03-24 02:30

In Washington state, a county official says scores of people remain unaccounted for. A wall of mud swept across the Stillaguamish River on Saturday into a community north of Seattle.

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