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If A Picture's Worth 1,000 Words, Could It Help You Floss?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-04-06 01:17

It's hard to get people to change their health behaviors for the better. Would putting drawings of simple health truisms on a pack of cards help? One creative tech geek wants to find out.

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Signal Detected By Chinese Ship Consistent With Aircraft Black Box

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 20:56

Officials on Sunday were trying to confirm whether a "pulse signal" reportedly picked up by a Chinese ship in the Indian Ocean came from the missing Malaysian jetliner.

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Author, Environmentalist Peter Matthiessen Has Died

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 17:04

Peter Matthiessen's publisher says he died Saturday after being ill "for some months." He had been diagnosed with leukemia. Matthiesen was 86.

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Kentucky To Play UConn In NCAA Final

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 16:50

The eighth-seeded Wildcats will face the seventh-seeded Huskies in an unlikely NCAA title matchup Monday with the highest combined rankings in tournament history.

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Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 15:05

People are having a harder time moving toward the places with the most economic opportunity. High cost of living is driving them to cheaper places, where job options are more limited.

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An Astronaut Asks: What Does This Cloud Look Like?

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 12:26

The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.

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Dispute Came Before Fort Hood Shooting, Witnesses Say

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 11:35

The soldier who is believed to have killed three others in a shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, reportedly argued with fellow soldiers over paperwork shortly before violence erupted.

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NCAA Men's Final Four: Showdown In Texas

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:46

There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.

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Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 09:10

About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.

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Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:29

Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its top Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

NPR News - Sat, 2014-04-05 08:24

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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