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Spiders Tune In To Web's Music To Size Up Meals And Mates

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:48am

Pluck the silk of a spiderweb and it vibrates like a guitar string, scientists say. By strumming the strands and detecting the tune via sensors in its legs, a spider gets key information.

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Escaping South Sudan's Violence Means Tolerating Hunger

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 6:39am

The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a growing hunger catastrophe.

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FOI Request Sheds Some Light On Border Patrol Shootings

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:57am

Steve Inskeep talks to Arizona Republic reporter Bob Ortega about the documents he got from the U.S. government concerning violent incidents involving border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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U.S. Men's Soccer Team Braces For World Cup Challenges

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:30am

The World Cup begins Thursday in Brazil. The U.S. team has its first match against Ghana the following week, the start of the so called "group of death."

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Supercomputer In London Passes For Human

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:16am

The computer was supposed to mimic a 13-year-old boy when text messaging. More than a third of the people on a panel were duped.

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Canadian Diplomats Are Ready If Aliens Come Calling

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:01am

The International Raelian Movement formally submitted a proposal in Ottawa for an embassy. Canada's foreign minister responded via twitter by appointing his deputy "intergalactic ambassador."

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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene has the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene has business news.

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George R.R. Martin Has Novel Way To Raise Money For Charities

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

The Game of Thrones author has turned to crowdfunding to raise money for a couple of charities. For $20,000 you could have a character named after you in a future novel.

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McDonald, Cranston Big Winners At 68th Tony Awards

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

Audra McDonald won a sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Bryan Cranston won a best actor trophy for his Broadway debut in All the Way.

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Grand Jury In Texas Probes Whether Gov. Perry Abused Powers

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

A special Travis County grand jury is investigating whether Republican Gov. Rick Perry tried to coerce the Democratic district attorney in Austin into resigning, following a drunk driving arrest.

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Taliban Claim Responsibility For Karachi Airport Attack

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night. At least 23 people are dead, including airport guards and the 10 militants said to be behind the attack.

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HealthCare.gov's Next Version Is In The Hands Of Young Techies

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to Wired magazine's Steven Levy about his story on Healthcare.gov 2.0 and the "tech surge" team that's parachuted in to build it. The next generation launches on Nov. 15.

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More Scripted TV Shows Included In Top-10 List

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

The ratings for prime-time shows are out. If you look at the demographics advertisers pay the most for, young people, there are even more scripted shows edging out reality TV.

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Bloodiest Region In Mexico? Right Across From McAllen, Texas

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:09am

In Reynosa, there is an internal fight among factions of the powerful Gulf Cartel. Mexico's government has sent in troops to quell the violence which has claimed more than 100 lives since April.

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India's Rape Uproar Ignites Demand To End Open Defecation

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:59am

By one measure India is world's third largest economy. Even in that prosperity, most of the country still openly defecates outdoors risking public health and puts women at risk of attacks.

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Hospitals Put Pharmacists In the ER To Cut Medication Errors

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:35am

Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.

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'The Farm' Is A Terrifying Break From Reality — Or Is It?

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:33am

Tom Rob Smith's latest thriller is based on his own frightening real-life experience with his mother's mental illness. Smith says he hopes readers will take away something positive from his story.

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More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:32am

Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.

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93-Year-Old Jim Martin Recreates Normandy Jump

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:30am

In 1944, Jim Martin parachuted onto the coast of Normandy a night ahead of the D-Day invasion. He says this time he wasn't scared because no one was shooting at him.

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