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The Risky Boom In Carefree Social Payment Apps

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 13:21

Lots of young adults are using apps like Venmo to settle all kinds of debts. As the apps get more popular, they've become targets for scammers and hackers. But that hasn't seemed to scare away users.

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How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:55

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.

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Many Obamacare Policyholders Face Tax Surprises This Year

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:52

Depending on the amount of subsidies taken, some will get a bigger refund than expected and others will owe taxes. Making earlier adjustments based on income or other changes could ease the guesswork.

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Calif. Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:40

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.

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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:40

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.

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Uber Makes Strong Gains In Corporate Expense Reports

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:36

In the first-quarter of 2015, the ride-sharing service accounted for 46 percent of rides expensed by workers, according to a report. Its market share in the same period last year was 15 percent.

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2 Illinois State Univ. Athletic Officials Among 7 Dead In Plane Crash

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:27

The university said Aaron Leetch and Torrey Ward were returning from the NCAA basketball championship game in Indianapolis. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Amid Seattle's Affluence, Homelessness Also Flourishes

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

In Seattle — one of the nation's wealthiest cities — homelessness has surged over the past decade. More people are now homeless in Seattle than anywhere except New York City, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

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The Second Most Dangerous Country For Land Mines Begins To De-Mine

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

As the 51-year-old civil war in Colombia winds down, efforts to find and destroy the many mines are underway.

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Medical Students Jump In To Help The Uninsured

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:21

Nearly 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some get free care from students in medical school.

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U.N. Demands Access To Besieged Palestinian Camp In Damascus

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 12:15

Thousands of people trapped in the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in southern Damascus. The area has been under Syrian military siege and is now threatened by militants with the self-styled Islamic State.

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