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Does This Strong Dollar Make U.S. Look Too Fat For Foreign Investors?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 14:10

The economic expansion makes the country look both attractive for making money and expensive for companies getting started here.

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VIDEO: How robotic hand uses bio-signals

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 14:01
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.

Tackling Japan's 'depressed' youth

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:56
Could education overhaul revive nation's depressed economy?

VIDEO: Car curbing to fight Paris smog

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:50
Paris has imposed drastic measures on drivers to cut pollution and according to the city authorities, they are working.

Justices Debate Place Of Offensive Language On License Plates

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:41

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether to allow Texas to refuse a personalized license plate design featuring the Confederate flag.

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VIDEO: Duke's birthday song at business summit

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:24
The Duke of York surprised business leaders by singing happy birthday to his daughter Princess Eugenie at a conference.

US tycoon Durst is a 'flight risk'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:21
A New Orleans judge has said Robert Durst, the millionaire awaiting extradition to Los Angles to stand trial on a murder charge, is a danger to others and a flight risk.

Obama chief of staff: Israel's 50-year 'occupation' must end

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 13:17

The Obama administration is pushing back hard against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that a two-state solution is dead and his reluctance to back an Iranian nuclear deal.

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Woman 'stalked' campaigner online

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:49
A woman is found guilty of stalking anti-child abuse campaigner Shy Keenan and "bombarding" her with insulting Twitter messages.

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:40

If you're trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.

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Even Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Now Munching On Bug Cuisine

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:27

At an event to honor the modern-day science hero, $15,000 worth of edible insects were on the menu. So Tyson was willing — if not exactly eager — to explore the delicacies on offer. For science.

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In Congress, New Attention To Student-Privacy Fears

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:19

A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students.

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Why The War On Cancer Hasn't Been Won

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 12:00

Medical researchers have made only modest progress treating the most common cancers since the war on cancer was declared in 1971. The disease has proved far more complicated than doctors had hoped.

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Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:57

The $70 million dollar deal will join the makers of Major League Baseball's official bat with the company that produces MLB's official glove.

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Stats Split On Progress Against Cancer

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:53

When you dig into the number on cancer, the results are mixed. Overall, deaths are up. But survival five years after diagnosis has improved for many forms of the disease, including breast cancer.

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Supreme Court Declines Challenge To Strict Wisconsin Voter ID Law

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:51

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, a handful of challenges to state voter ID laws are making their way through the courts, including to strict laws in Texas and North Carolina.

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'No evidence' UVa gang rape occurred

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:28
Charlottesville, Virginia, police have said an investigation has produced no evidence a gang rape portrayed in a Rolling Stone article occurred.

Greece: Time and money is running out

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:23

The Greek government is running out of money. The country has only enough cash to last another couple of weeks.

So when Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today, it's not surprising he wanted her support for financial concessions.

Germany is the largest contributor to Greece's various bailouts, so it has a powerful voice in European negotiations. However, the relationship between the two countries isn't going so well.

Just as the saying goes: "history repeats itself" — the two countries’ disagreement goes back to World War II.

"The Greeks have dusted down an old claim for reparations for Nazi atrocities against Greece during World War II," says Marketplace’s Stephen Beard. "That has played very badly in Germany."

EC funds switch 'good for science'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:21
Taking money out of Europe's research budget for a special economic stimulus plan will end up boosting science, claims Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.

VIDEO: BBC exclusive: At home with Cameron

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 11:20
The prime minister gives an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to James Landale.