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Dad's Drone Follows Daughter To School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:24am

Katie Early, 8, of Knoxville, Tenn., wanted to walk to school by herself. To make sure she was safe, and looking both ways before crossing the street, her dad Chris used a drone to follow her.

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Colorado Man Shoots His Troubled Computer

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:06am

Police in Colorado Springs gave Lucas Hinch a ticket for discharging a firearm. But he told the Los Angeles Times he had no regrets. The crime was premeditated, he says, and also "glorious."

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Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.

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Secret Papers Reveal Islamic State's Structure

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Renee Montagne talks to German journalist Christoph Reuter of Der Spiegel about exclusive documents he received, detailing successful plans by the Islamic State to conquer parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Early 'Breakfast Club' Script Found At Chicago High School

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A lost early screenplay of the 1985 movie The Breakfast Club has been discovered in a filing cabinet in Chicago.

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Migrants To Spain Say Human Traffickers Are The Scariest Part

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Migrants who have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean say their journeys to Europe were made possible by a network of professional traffickers.

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U.N. Representative Blames Syria's Civil War For Massive Migration Crisis

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The U.N. says Europe and the West need to change immigration policies to prevent more disaster. Renee Montagne talks to Francois Crepeau, the U.N. special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.

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How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Profitable And Popular

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers, a cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently. Our "Planet Money" podcast team reports on the Swiss Cheese Union. The union at the root of a fondue conspiracy.

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CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Started In 2010

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell Creameries has recalled all its products over Listeria concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak of Listeria in the company's ice cream has been going on for five years. Blue Bell products are sold in 23 states.

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In Mistaken Identity, Distraught Mexican Girl Brought To U.S., Then Sent Back

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Police pulled the screaming 14-year-old from a Mexican courthouse and sent her to a woman in Houston who thought she could be her mother. But DNA tests proved they were not related.

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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

By editing the genes in embryos in the lab, Chinese scientists showed that it's possible to change hereditary traits that cause a blood disorder. But the work also created unintended mutations.

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How A Swiss Cheese Cartel Made Fondue Popular

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

The popularity of fondue wasn't an accident. It was planned by a shadowy association of Swiss cheese makers. A cheese cartel basically ruled the Swiss economy for 80 years, until fairly recently.

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Mexican Girl Reunites With Her Parents After Case Of Mistaken Identity

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

A 14-year-old Mexican girl pulled screaming from her classroom by police and sent to a woman in Texas, has been returned home after DNA tests proved she is not the Houston woman's daughter.

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Afghan Political Cartoonist Argues His Drawings Should Be More Critical

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Habib Rahman Habib has a very dangerous job in Afghanistan. He is a political cartoonist who has kept drawing through the communists, mullahs, Taliban and into the present government.

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Al-Qaida In Yemen Expands During Saudi Bombing Campaign

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:06am

Shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of the air campaign, airstrikes resumed in several parts of Yemen. On the ground, factions continue to battle as the Houthis push for more territory.

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A Black Eye, Flipping The Bird, And Other Tales From A White House Press Secretary

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:01am

Former Press Secretary Dana Perino's new book And the Good News Is... details her time at the White House, including heated moments in the press briefing room.

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Critics Lash Out At Chinese Scientists Who Edited DNA In Human Embryos

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:29am

They tried a technique for editing DNA to change the genes in a human embryo. This is very controversial. The scientists say they did it to see if they could fix a gene that causes a blood disorder.

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Oklahomans Feel Way More Earthquakes Than Californians; Now They Know Why

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:25am

Today the USGS will issue a report on earthquakes linked to oil and gas drilling, but Oklahoma has acknowledged that the industry's wastewater disposal is the cause. What isn't known is how to fix it.

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Fruit Growers Try Tricking Mother Nature To Prevent Crop Damage

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

In Michigan's orchard country, extreme heat and cold can mean disaster for fruit growers. Now some are using a new twist on old technology to fool trees when sudden, unexpected weather changes occur.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 3:22am

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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