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Median CEO Pay Tops $10 Million For The First Time

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 09:20

An Associated Press study shows that most CEOs at S&P 500 companies are now making more than eight figures. Over the past four years, they've received raises topping 50 percent.

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Florida's IQ Limit For Death Penalty Isn't Constitutional, Supreme Court Says

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:44

In a reversal of a state court, the justices say Florida's rule ignores norms in the psychiatric profession. The opinion also cites the Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

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PODCAST: Women and minorities ignored by VC

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:27

This week is Hurricane Awareness Week, which precedes the official start of the hurricane season. While storms like Hurricane Sandy are still unusual, protecting populated coastal areas like New York City is a technological challenge.

Innovation requires brains, but also requires money -- and the early money often comes from venture capitalists. But all too often minority and women innovators miss out on venture capital funding.

Obama Plans To Leave Residual Force Of 9,800 In Afghanistan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:19

The number is in line with what military officials had asked for. The United States will end America's longest-running war in 2014 and expects most of the residual force out of the country by 2016.

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Art In A Jar 2: Details, Details

NPR News - Tue, 2014-05-27 07:13

Can you find the masterpiece in the mass of pieces?

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