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Finding The Sum Of True Love On The 88th Try

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

Mathematician Chris McKinlay wasn't having any luck finding love, so he used an algorithm to crack the dating website OkCupid. After a mountain of data mining and more than 80 first dates, he finally met his fiancée.

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The High Cost Of Testing For College

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

You think college is expensive? How about the cost of SAT and AP tests? Ben Tonelli, a senior at Garfield High School in Seattle, wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal complaining about the costs. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tonelli about the sticker shock.

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Will A Military Leader Become Egypt's New Strongman?

Sat, 2014-02-01 05:00

Egyptian Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi rose to power swiftly after the Arab Spring ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak. Al-Sisi, who is the head of Egypt's military, appears to be next in line for the presidency. Middle East expert Samer Shehata tells NPR's Scott Simon that Egyptians find another military leader reassuring, but his election wouldn't bode well for democracy.

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Kerry: 'Disturbing' Trend Of Authoritarianism In Eastern Europe

Sat, 2014-02-01 04:57

The secretary of state singled out Ukraine as an example of a growing trend of governments willing to "trample the ambitions" of their people.

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Tech Week: 'Leaky' Angry Birds And Digital Invades Cinemas

Sat, 2014-02-01 04:01

The NSA is said to collect data from apps like Angry Birds, small movie theaters struggle to go digital, and a Silicon Valley mogul offends a whole bunch of people. If you missed this week's news, All Tech has you covered.

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Germany's New Defense Minister: More Peacekeeping Missions Welcome

Sat, 2014-02-01 01:56

Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman to hold the job. She has no military experience and is best known for social policies such as expanded parental leave. But she has already said that Germany should play a more active role in foreign missions, and that could involve sending troops into conflict zones.

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Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

Sat, 2014-02-01 01:55

The oil rush in and around North Dakota has brought an influx of mostly male workers flush with cash. Law enforcement agencies and activists say that's creating ample opportunity for organized crime — and that more must be done to prevent women from being forced into prostitution.

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Sidelined By Brain Injury, Ex-NFL Player Copes With 'Desperation'

Fri, 2014-01-31 14:25

During his 10-year career, Sean Morey absorbed countless hits, more than a few of which resulted in concussions. "Every time I hit somebody it was like getting tasered," he says. Now, he suffers from lingering conditions, like debilitating headaches, and is an advocate for players' health.

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After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

Fri, 2014-01-31 14:17

The world of central banking is largely a man's world. But Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's new leader, has been undeterred by such barriers since she was in high school in Brooklyn. Now global financial markets will be watching her every move.

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Southern Fishermen Cash In On Asia's Taste For Jellyfish

Fri, 2014-01-31 14:15

After the worst year for shrimping in recent memory, fishermen in the Southeast U.S. say they're thankful to catch jellyfish for the Asian market. But conservationists say the expanding jellyfish fishery is a sign of the ocean's decline.

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Christie Knew Of Lane Closures, Former Port Official Claims

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:56

The official says there's evidence that the New Jersey governor knew about politically motivated lane closures as they were happening.

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More Republicans Push For Fixing, Not Repealing, Obamacare

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:55

Some conservatives say the health care law is here to stay. They're urging Republicans to shift their focus from repealing it to changing parts they don't like. The Tea Party wing calls that capitulation. And it's pushing primary challengers against Republicans they say are soft on repeal.

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After 3-Day Retreat, GOP Battle Plan Still Only An Outline

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:52

Consensus might be hard on the issues of the debt ceiling and immigration, where the Tea Party wing has little in common with Speaker John Boehner and his allies in the House leadership.

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Police Say White Powder Mailed To N.J. Hotels Was Cornstarch

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:01

The letters were sent to several New Jersey hotels near the site of Sunday's Super Bowl, as well as the office of former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

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Former Christie Appointee Claims N.J. Gov. Knew About Lane Closures

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

In a letter released by his attorney, the Port Authority official who personally oversaw the George Washington Bridge lane closures is alleging that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the action. David Wildstein asserts that evidence exists that will contradict Christie's claims to ignorance about the motives behind the lane closures.

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State Dept. Delivers Unwelcome News For Keystone Opponents

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

The department's final environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline found that blocking the project probably wouldn't stop the development of Canada's tar sands. But the review didn't endorse the pipeline either. Secretary Kerry — and, ultimately, President Obama — will have the final say.

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Assad Regime Slows In Handing Over Chemical Weapons

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

The U.S. and international monitors are expressing concern over delays in the the handover of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Many experts now suspect that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime may be dragging its feet.

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Syria Peace Talks Take A Break

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

The Syria peace talks in Geneva adjourn with no breakthroughs or substantive signs of progress. But international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says there is some common ground between the government and its opponents, and he announced that the talks will resume on Feb. 10.

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Obama Hosts Business Leaders, Hopes They Change How They Hire

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

President Obama is hosting business leaders at the White House in order to discuss possible solutions to long-term unemployment. The president says that he hopes for companies to revise their hiring practices, which often appear to be stacked against those who have been unemployed for six months or more.

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Celebration Is In The Air. Or Is That Just Snow?

Fri, 2014-01-31 13:00

Patty Chang Anker recommends a cookbook that eases the anxieties of anyone trying to cook Chinese-American meals, and Lev Grossman reminds us that there is a Seussian storm comparable to the one that shut down Atlanta this week.

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