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Far from Silicon Valley, A Disruptive Startup Hub

Sat, 2015-04-04 02:03

In South Africa's townships, entrepreneurs lack the basic necessities of an office, such as electricity and water. Enter Hutspace. "Damn," one of them said on his first visit. "This is a cool space."

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In Freedom Seder, Jews And African-Americans Built A Tradition Together

Sat, 2015-04-04 01:16

More than 40 years ago, the communities wove together their stories of enslavement and liberation to create a new Passover ritual.

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Despite Laws And Lawsuits, Quota-Based Policing Lingers

Sat, 2015-04-04 00:47

The NYPD is denying allegations that officers were forced to make a certain number of warrantless stops, and faced retaliation from superiors when they didn't.

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Sarah Brady, Gun Control Activist, Widow Of James Brady, Dies

Fri, 2015-04-03 15:35

Brady, whose work helped passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act , died of pneumonia on Friday. She was 73.

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Straight Out Of Brooklyn: 'Encyclofoodia' Pokes Fun At Foodies

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:33

Comics posing as chefs have written a book with sensational recipes and explanations of essential tools like the "spankler." It's designed to "spank the food if it does anything wrong."

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While Pay Holds Steady For Most, Low-Wage Workers Get A Boost

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:11

Some big U.S. employers are giving their lowest-paid employees a raise. That's helped make low-wage workers one of the only segments of the workforce seeing an increase in pay.

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#NPRreads: Obsessing Over A Murder And The Times' Man In Tehran

Fri, 2015-04-03 14:01

This week, we go old school with an excerpt from the book Visiting Hours and then we cheat and go new school pointing to a New York Times video series about Tehran.

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California Faith Groups Divided Over Right-To-Die Bill

Fri, 2015-04-03 13:03

Many Christian denominations officially oppose legislation that would legalize medically assisted suicide. But some individual churches, pastors and congregants are lending support to the cause.

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How Advances In Battlefield Medicine Can Save Civilians' Lives

Fri, 2015-04-03 13:02

In Iraq and Afghanistan, Army medics got really good at treating wounded troops. Scientists want to adapt these new technologies and tricks to help injured people in poor countries.

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Tom Cotton Eats Birthday Cake Almost Every Day

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:53

The freshman senator from Arkansas, who wrote the letter to Iran and rallied 46 other Republicans to object to a nuclear deal, revealed his guilty pleasure: eating birthday cake nearly every day.

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Way More College Students Are Studying Korean. Is 'Hallyu' Why?

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:48

Overall, college students aren't enrolling in foreign language classes as much as they used to. But more people are enrolling in Korean language classes.

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Proposals To Diversify NYC's Top High Schools Would Do Little To Help, Study Finds

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:23

One of New York City's thorniest political issues is over how to make its elite high schools more representative. A new study says that many popular proposals won't help diversity — and might hurt it.

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Energy Secretary: Iran Deal Blocks All Paths Toward Nuclear Bomb

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:08

In an interview with NPR, Ernest Moniz says the deal has expanded the time it would take Iran to make a bomb significantly — from two months to a year.

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Get Ready For The Third Installment In The Lunar Eclipse Tetrad

Fri, 2015-04-03 12:06

Weather permitting, a "blood moon" eclipse — the penultimate in a four-eclipse cycle — can be seen in its totality by those living on the U.S West Coast.

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This Guy Is Running For President, And So Are More Than 200 Others

Fri, 2015-04-03 11:45

Most of the official candidates for president so far are unknown to the typical voter. Turns out, it's not hard to do.

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Men And Women Use Different Scales To Weigh Moral Dilemmas

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:52

Would you kill a young Hitler to prevent World War II? Men are more likely to say yes, a study finds, while women weigh the moral cost of murder along with lives saved.

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You'll Get No Alcoholic Kick From Champagne-Flavored Jelly Beans

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:21

Some 16 billion jelly beans are consumed every year in the U.S. alone, and every year new flavors hit the market. But the origins of the popular confection are "lost in the mists of time."

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For U.S. Workers, The March Of Progress Slows Down

Fri, 2015-04-03 10:01

On Friday, economists were left scrambling to explain why last month's employment growth was just half as good as they expected. Many fingers pointed at the harsh weather, along with port disruptions.

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When Civilians Accuse Troops Of Rape, Military Courts Often Decide

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:34

Hundreds of times a year, civilians accuse military personnel of sexual assault. The cases can wind up in the military justice system, where many victims say they are at a big disadvantage.

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The World According To Xi Jinping (Or At Least His App)

Fri, 2015-04-03 09:27

The man sometimes describes as China's most powerful ruler since Mao Zedong now has an app that lets you read about Xi's love of soccer and learn all about his "Four Comprehensives."

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