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Not In The Mood For Cupid? There Are Alternatives To Valentine's Day

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:09am

Don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day? Feb. 14 is also Ferris Wheel Day and National Organ Donor Day.

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The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 3:55am

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:43am

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:34am

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:32am

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:31am

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:30am

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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After More Than 400 Days In Egyptian Jail, Journalists Released — For Now

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:08am

An Egyptian court released Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail, but their case hasn't been dismissed. For more details, David Greene speaks with NPR's Leila Fadel in Cairo.

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Police In New Hampshire Want To Arrest Punxsutawney Phil

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:31am

In Merrimack, a warrant has been issued for the weather prognosticating groundhog. Police say that Phil predicted winter would last 6 more weeks, but didn't mention anything about all the snow.

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Why California Drivers Are Slowing Down In Hayward

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:22am

Some off-beat traffic signs have been installed along the steep hill of Hayward Blvd. "The idea is for people to do a double take," a city spokesman told Inside Bay Area News.

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The Tiny Desk Concert Contest Winner Is...

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:00am

Out of thousands of submissions, one soulful musician came out on top.

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Record Snow Cripples Boston's Subway System

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

The lives of Boston commuters have been upended by a string of major snowstorms. One reason for their troubles is a subway system that largely runs on outdated electrical systems.

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Arab-Israeli Parties Join Forces In Upcoming Israeli Election

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Arab political parties in the Jewish state are trying to win more seats in the country's parliament. For the first time, the 4 main Arab-Israeli parties have joined under one banner on the ballot.

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European Leaders Forge Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine were in marathon talks in the capital of Belarus trying to agree to a cease-fire that would end fighting in eastern Ukraine. It goes into effect Sunday.

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Veteran CBS Correspondent Bob Simon Dies At 73.

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Longtime CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was killed in a car crash Wednesday night in New York city. Simon was 73.

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Vollmann Writes About Fukushima's 'Quiet Horror' In 'Harper's Magazine'

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

David Greene talks to writer William T. Vollmann, who has gained an almost cult-status for his immersion-style storytelling. Vollmann traveled to Japan's now defunct Fukushima nuclear power plant.

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Federal Judge May Clarify Confusion In Ala. Gay Marriage Standoff

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to prevent same-sex marriage from taking hold in his state despite a ruling from a federal judge that would allow it. A hearing is scheduled in Mobile Thursday.

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Pressure Mounts On Oregon Gov. Kitzhaber To Resign

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Gov. John Kitzhaber is accused of looking the other way while his fiancée allegedly used his office to land contracts for her consulting business. A state ethics probe is underway.

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Hundreds Remember N.C. Students Murdered In Possible Hate Crime

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

The murder of three Muslims in Chapel Hill has sparked outrage and mourning in the local community. Family members of the deceased have asked the police to investigate the murders as a hate crime.

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How Removing Checkpoints Could Make Israelis More Secure

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:09am

Social scientists recently analyzed the effects of removing Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank. They found it markedly reduced anti-Israel sentiment, and actual acts of violence against Israel.

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