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How Well Do Tech Companies Protect Your Data From Snooping?

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:20

We looked at 15 top companies and services that handle your email or store your data every day to see what steps they take to keep it from prying eyes. See how they stack up.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:16

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:15

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

Wed, 2014-06-11 23:08

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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Cantor's Loss In Va. Is Immigration Issue's Death Knell. Or Not.

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:58

Immigration was a key issue in Tuesday's primary. Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat may discourage others from promoting policy changes. But some advocates say the outlook for overhaul isn't so bleak.

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Suicide Rate In U.S. And Europe Climbed During Great Recession

Wed, 2014-06-11 16:45

Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.

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Emirates Nixes Order For 70 Airbus A350s

Wed, 2014-06-11 14:07

The Dubai-based airline says the contract for the new planes, which was worth $16 billion, had "lapsed," but did not elaborate.

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Orlando Steps Up To Make Its Streets More Pedestrian-Friendly

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:40

Much of Florida was designed with cars, not people, in mind. Four of the state's metro areas top the nation in pedestrian deaths per capita. Now, planners in Orlando are working hard to change that.

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Defending Bergdahl Deal, Hagel Faces Critics On Both Sides Of Aisle

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:16

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testified before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, defending the prisoner swap that freed Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

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In A Rare Act Of Bipartisan Speed, Senate Passes VA Reforms

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:08

The Senate has passed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Like a similar bill in the House, the Senate bill gives veterans the option of seeking private care if the VA takes too long and makes it easier to fire VA employees. But the Senate version also spends a lot more money on doctors and hospitals than the House version.

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To Defeat A Goliath, David Brat Got Help In Conservative Media

Wed, 2014-06-11 13:00

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik looks at the role that conservative media may have played in the upset defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in his Republican primary.

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Can You Call Yourself An Environmentalist And Still Eat Meat?

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:41

After a Hollywood environmentalist told us the answer to this question was no, we posed it to the followers of the @NPRFood Twitter account. We got a big — and diverse — response.

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Bergdahl's Writings Provide A Window Into His Thoughts

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:26

The writings were obtained by The Washington Post, which also reported that the Army sergeant had previously been discharged by the Coast Guard for psychological reasons.

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A High School Band Where Everyone's Voice Can Be Heard

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:26

One music teacher has used tablets to change life for students at a New York school. The members of the school's orchestra have learning disabilities. For some, the band has opened up their world.

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How Border Patrol Handles The Immigrant Children Streaming Into Texas

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:00

Vast numbers of Central American children are streaming into the U.S., overwhelming the agencies charged with their care. Outbreaks of chicken pox and scabies have been reported at some centers.

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From The Border To The Hill, Influx Of Immigrant Kids Draws Concern

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:00

Jeh Johnson, the secretary of homeland security, addresses questions about the flood of unaccompanied immigrant children and their detention in an immigrant system built for adults.

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Las Vegas Shooting Returns Police Attention To Bundy's Ranch

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:00

Las Vegas police are now confirming that law enforcement officials made three prior contacts with the suspects of a recent shooting spree that left five people dead, including two police officers. Authorities found no indication during those visits that Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, planned to carry out violence. The couple's anti-government and anti-law enforcement sentiments continue to be the focus of the investigation.

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As News Of Cantor's Upset Settles, A Shakeup Still Looms On The Hill

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:00

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was upset in his district's Republican primary, a defeat that has sent shock waves through the GOP, from the party's leadership down through the rank and file.

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Half A Million Iraqis Flee As Militants Move South

Wed, 2014-06-11 12:00

The militant advance in Iraq continued south as hundreds of thousands flee Mosul, a northern city which recently fell. NPR's Alice Fordham reports from northern Iraq on what the refugees and leaders are saying about the fast-moving extremist storm.

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