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Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Thu, 2014-08-14 10:14

Researchers created a swarm of 1,024 tiny robots to do their bidding. So far, the only job they're given is to arrange themselves into a shape. But future versions could perform all sorts of tasks.

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There's No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:56

After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.

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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:38

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

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Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

Thu, 2014-08-14 09:18

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.

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New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:58

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

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Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:24

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thu, 2014-08-14 08:10

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thu, 2014-08-14 07:05

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:59

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

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How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

Thu, 2014-08-14 06:35

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Thu, 2014-08-14 05:18

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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A Fiasco At The Burial Ground, A Prank At The Shop: Covering Ebola

Thu, 2014-08-14 04:48

Jason Beaubien reports on his body temperature (you won't believe it), a burial fiasco (you won't believe that either) and a prank that made his driver laugh.

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Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

Thu, 2014-08-14 04:46

A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.

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Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off

Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:02

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Thu, 2014-08-14 00:30

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Wed, 2014-08-13 23:34

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

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North Korea Fires Missiles Off Coast As Pope Lands in Seoul

Wed, 2014-08-13 19:36

Upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which the north frequently protests, may also have inspired the show of belligerence, reports NPR's Jason Strother.

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In Tense Ferguson, Mo., 2 Reporters Caught In Arrests

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:52

When SWAT officers swept through a McDonald's restaurant, they arrested not just locals, but journalists working for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, The Associated Press reports.

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