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Rise In Cyber Crime Challenges FBI

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 6:15am

The FBI is hiring hundreds of hackers. It has a rule against hiring anyone who's smoked marijuana recently. But to get the best hacking candidates, it's rethinking its pot policy.

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Pleasant Hills, Calf., Is Looking For A New City Clerk

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:58am

The previous clerk quit. In an email announcing her resignation, she said the job was "atrocious" and "incredibly depressing."

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What Does It Take To Surf Lake Tahoe In The Sierra Nevada?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:55am

California's Lake Tahoe offers a different kind of experience for those able to stomach the frigid waters. Mountain storms bring high winds and waves.

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Europeans Worry About Stability Of Russian Gas Supply

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:50am

Russia is Europe's main supplier of natural gas. Russia is threatening to cut off Ukraine's supply unless it pays in advance. That worries Western European nations about their own gas supply.

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Border Collies Enlisted To Clean Beaches

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:37am

Research suggests border collies help keep beaches clean by chasing away gulls that leaving their droppings in the sand and on water.

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Mating Rituals: Why Certain Risky Behaviors Can Make You Look Hot

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:18am

Social science research suggests risky behavior such as braving heights or swimming in deep waters increases your sex appeal. Driving without a seat belt? Not so much.

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Russia Tries To Reach Gas Deal With China

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in China to finalize a $400 billion, 30-year gas supply deal. The deal was not signed as anticipated on Tuesday, apparently over a price dispute.

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Primary Election Roundup

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Six states held primaries on Tuesday. Republican struggles between establishment-backed conservatives and Tea Party rivals are a dominant feature this election season. Georgia had a crowded GOP race that is headed to a July runoff.

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In Kentucky, McConnell Wins Big Over Tea Party Candidate

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is seeking a sixth term, and he easily dispatched a Tea Party challenger in Tuesday's primary. In November, he faces Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is Kentucky's secretary of State. Early polls show the two to be running even.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word on business.

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Koch Brothers' Group Tries To Derail Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Michigan officials have come under fire for not doing enough to help Detroit through its bankruptcy proceedings. State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package dubbed the "grand bargain." While the governor supports the deal, many of his fellow Republicans appear to be balking --especially after a threat of political retribution from a well-funded activist group.

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Business News

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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House Panel Blocks Immigration Amendment

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

The House Rules Committee rejected an attempt by a Republican lawmaker to let immigrants brought to this country illegally as children earn permanent residency by serving in the military.

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These Days, A Penny Doesn't Buy Very Much

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.

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House To Vote On Fate Of A-10 Warthogs

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

Faced with tight budget requirements, the Pentagon wants to retire the jet fighters known as tank-killers for their ability to attack enemy forces at close range. Lawmakers want to keep the warthogs.

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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors' Prisons

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:01am

In 1983, the high court ruled judges can't jail someone because they're too poor to pay their fines and fees. But an NPR investigation found judges still use jail time as punishment for non-payment.

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Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:24am

The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.

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Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:21am

Legal pot sales are growing in Colorado, and the state has a marijuana DUI blood standard for drivers. But without a pot breathalyzer, it's hard to measure how high someone is.

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For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:20am

Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city can't isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:20am

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.

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