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Turkish Web Entrepreneurs May Help Luxembourg Increase Its High-Tech Profile

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Seeking to raise its high-tech profile, the tiny country of Luxembourg looks to Turkey for startup pitches. Turks are trying to make a mark in the international high-tech community.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Runoff In April

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Emanuel fell short of the votes he needed to be re-elected during the city's non-partisan municipal election. He will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia in a runoff in early April.

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Apache Helicopter Pilot To Join Other Women At Army Ranger School

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Six women have passed the 2-week assessment course. That sets them up for the full 2 months of training in April which is part of an effort to determine whether women can serve in ground combat units.

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How Peer Pressure May Encourage Tax Delinquents To Pay Up

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A field experiment in Kentucky, Kansas and Wisconsin finds that shaming tax cheats is a more effective way to get scofflaws to pay up rather than threatening them with fines.

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Greek Government Pledges To Crack Down On Tax Evasion

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

In order to win an extension on its debt repayment program, the new Greek government has promised to pursue wealthy tax evaders — but so did every previous administration since the debt crisis began.

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Fox Defends Bill O'Reilly's Account Of Falklands Conflict

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Fox News star Bill O'Reilly's is accused of embellishing his war reporting experience during the Falklands conflict. And in typical O'Reilly fashion, he's not taking the accusations lying down.

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Unless Congress Intervenes, Recreational Pot Is About To Be Legal In D.C.

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Beginning Thursday, residents of Washington, D.C. will be free to smoke marijuana recreationally. D.C.'s new law allows people over 21 to possess, grow and smoke pot, but not sell it.

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Lenovo Sued Over Superfish Adware

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Jordan Robertson of Bloomberg News about computer maker Lenovo, which allowed controversial spyware to be embedded onto the operating systems of laptops sold in the U.S.

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6 Years Ago At CPAC Meeting, The Tea Party Movement Ignited

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

The Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC for short, this week is in Washington, D.C., where among other activities it will celebrate the anniversary of the Tea Party.

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Severe Pollution In India Shortens Life Expectancy, Study Says

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Nobel Prize winner Al Gore was in India this week training some 500 people to evangelize about global warming and convince India to get on board with commitment to cap emissions.

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FIFA Panel Recommends 2022 World Cup Be Played In Winter

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar. Soccer's championship is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Movement Grows In Saudi Arabia To Create Jobs For Women

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

Saudi women are increasing their presence in the country's workforce. One striking example is a successful online advertising agency that was started in 2011. The company only recruits women.

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GOP Will Try To Override Obama's Keystone XL Pipeline Veto

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama issued his first veto of the new Congress. He rejected a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's his third veto, but it's likely the start of a trend.

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Ex-Marine Found Guilty In 'American Sniper' Murder Trial

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 4:02am

A Texas jury reached a unanimous guilty verdict in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper.

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An Uneventful Week In Sports Could Still Go Down In History

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:59am

NASCAR suspending a driver accused of domestic violence, and the NFL considering allowing two teams to share a stadium? Sports commentator Frank Deford is pleased.

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When The Goal Of An Email Is To Stir A Sense Of Dread

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:40am

Virginia Heffernan and Paul Ford have never met but they have crossed paths, and they've been sending fake work emails to see who most horrifies the other. They published them on the website Medium.

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Why Finding A Jury For Death Penalty Cases Is Complicated

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Jury selection continues in the trials of the Boston marathon bombing and the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. The prosecutors in both are seeking the death penalty. The process could take months.

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NFL Rivals May Team Up To Share Stadium

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report that in Southern California, two NFL rivals may team up. The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have proposed a new stadium that they would share in Los Angeles, beginning as soon as fall 2016.

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Venezuela's President Cracks Down On Opposition Lawmakers

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

The Caracas mayor was arrested on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. Steve Inskeep talks to freelance journalist Girish Gupta.

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Residents Fear Fighting In Ukraine Will Move To Kharkiv

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to reporter Linda Kintsler, of "Foreign Policy" magazine, about the series of bomb attacks in Ukraine. Many people, especially residents in the city of Kharkiv, fear this is a sign the war is about the spread in their direction.

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