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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:28am

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Falcon Has Surgery To Remove Cataracts

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:19am

A four-year-old falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses. It appears the surgery was successful.

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Habit-Breaking Wristband Is A Shocker

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 6:06am

The Pavlok electric shock bracelet is connected to a smartphone, and it is supposed to shock you if you do something forbidden like watching TV.

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What Could Cause Israel and Arab Countries To Join Forces?

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Could threats from Islamic State militants and Iran forge a path to peace between Israel and the Palestinians? Steve Inskeep talks to Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center.

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Achy Feet Rejoice! Designers Are Showing Flats For Spring

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Audie Cornish talks to Sally Singer of Vogue.com about the latest from the world's runways. She will just be wrapping up "Fashion Month," that is, Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan, Paris and London, and she'll tell us the latest news from the fashion industry.

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September Jobs Report To Shed Light On Weak August Numbers

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

The jobs report for September is due out Friday morning. Economists think employers added about 215,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 6.1 percent.

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JPMorgan Data Breach Exposes Millions Of Households

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

JP Morgan Chase says a cyberattack over the summer compromised accounts for 76 million households and seven million small businesses. The hackers got personal contact information such as names and email addresses, but not passwords or Social Security numbers.

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Michigan Football Apologizes For Letting QB With A Concussion Play

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Students at the University of Michigan want the coach and the athletic director to be fired. Both faced protests after the quarterback was put back in a game following a head injury last week. The mistakes made during the game are the latest in a series of missteps by the university.

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Study: Standing Desks Allow Students To Burn More Calories

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Old school teachers used to punish students by making them stand at their desks. Now researchers are prescribing it for every student in the school.

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Obama's Approval Rating Dragged Down By Economic Disconnect

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

President Obama gets low marks for his handling of the economy — and that creates an opening for Republicans heading into next month's midterm elections.

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Officials In Dallas Race To Make Sure Ebola Virus Doesn't Spread

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

Federal, state and county health officials in Dallas are trying to figure out how many people had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Meanwhile, four people who had close contact with Thomas E. Duncan remain quarantined in their home.

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School Board Wants Civil Disorder Deemphasized. Students Walk Out.

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:05am

For two weeks the Colorado high school students have been protesting an official's proposal that the AP history curriculum promote patriotism and free-market economics, and not condone civil disorder.

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NPR Poll: Senate Battleground Tilts Republican, But Still Anybody's Game

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:03am

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground — the 12 states that will determine control of the senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.

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Growing Up Poor Strengthened Daughter's Bond With Working Mom

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:38am

A mother talks to her daughter about how hard it was to make ends meet as a single mom in the '90s, through the good times and the bad.

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ISIS Captives Tell Of Rapes And Beatings, Plead For Help

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:37am

Activists say militants are holding hundreds, perhaps thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq. The women make contact through secret phones; some men have been killed or beaten trying to save them.

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Bedbugs, Lava And Bowling Balls: Inside My Homeowners Insurance Policy

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:35am

What the fine print in my policy says about how insurance works.

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'Follow The Music': Alice Gerrard's Life In Folk

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:34am

The title of the singer's new album neatly summarizes the thrust of her career — be it her influential collaborations with Hazel Dickens in the '60s or her work as a folk music documentarian.

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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:33am

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. Guest host Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer, Loren Bouchard.

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China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:56am

The pigeons were released as part of National Day celebrations in Beijing. But in an atmosphere of political protest, authorities worried a pigeon might be used to carry something suspicious.

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Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:16am

Residents of Oakland have a new mayoral candidate to choose from: Einstein. But in Oakland, canines are not permitted to hold public office.

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