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Rachel Martin asks Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray if the Amazon Echo is a gadget worth adding to all our other gadgets.

The European Central Bank is considering abandoning the 500 euro note. Harvard University's Peter Sands explains why the 500 euro note is the currency of choice for organized crime and terrorists.

At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.

The city council in Charlotte, N.C. has approved a nondiscrimination ordinance expanding LGBT protections. But state politicians quickly announced they plan to fight it over one thing: bathrooms.

South Carolina Democrats go to the polls Saturday to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the presidential contest. Meanwhile, Donald Trump gains the endorsement of Chris Christie.

Dow Chemical has settled a class-action lawsuit. The company said Justice Scalia's death means it's no longer likely to win in court. Other corporations may make the same calculation.

The two candidates, both with a Cuban background, have little support among Latinos. Political scientist Maria de Los Angeles Torres says immigration policy lies at the heart of this trend.

Early Air Force experiments helped pave the way for the space program. Joseph Kittinger, who jumped from a balloon 103,000 feet up, talks about his experience.

In what they say is a quest to create a better human, body hackers implant digital devices into their bodies. They recently held a conference devoted to this unique embedding of data.

The State Department has released more of Hillary Clinton's private emails. NPR's Carrie Johnson talks about the FBI's investigation into the possible compromise of information.




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