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Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:37

Coca-Cola has launched a small, easy-to-hold bottle in Kenya. And the size and shape could make people crave it. That's the belief of psychologist Sian Beilock, author of How the Body Knows Its Mind.

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Why Convention Sites Don't Make Very Good Swing State Strategy

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:36

The idea that convention cities are decided with an eye toward winning the host city's state is popular to the point of being irresistible. But it doesn't fare well against the facts.

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Alabama Police Officer Arrested Over Severe Injuries To Indian Man

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:31

Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was stopped last week as he walked in his son's new neighborhood. Patel remains hospitalized after surgery to fuse bones in his neck; his son says he now has limited mobility.

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Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:24

Google Vice President Vint Cerf says that our complete reliance on digital information that is often not preserved could result in an information "black hole" for future historians.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

Fri, 2015-02-13 07:16

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S., and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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A Radio Journalist Who Put His Life On The Line

Fri, 2015-02-13 06:48

Yusuf Ahmed Abukar did stories about Somalia's poor and suffering souls. He was critical of the government and of militants. Then one day he got a text message that said someone was coming for him.

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Boko Haram Ventures Out Of Nigeria, Hitting Village In Chad

Fri, 2015-02-13 05:27

The Islamist extremist group which has killed and kidnapped thousands in Nigeria, is increasingly expanding its area of operation as it reportedly tries to establish an independent state.

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As Cease-Fire Nears, Europe Warily Watches Fighting In Ukraine

Fri, 2015-02-13 04:24

Despite Thursday's breakthrough, "The enemy shelled positions of the 'anti-terrorist operation' forces with the same intensity as before," a Ukrainian military official said Friday.

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California Health Exchange Considers Extending Enrollment Deadline

Fri, 2015-02-13 04:07

Plenty of uninsured people will discover they owe a penalty as they file their taxes over the next two months, and will also learn they could be locked out of buying insurance to solve the problem.

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Obama To Urge Companies To Share Data On Cyber Threats

Fri, 2015-02-13 03:13

The Obama administration promotes a framework for sharing information about data breaches, hoping to prevent or limit attacks like those that recently hit Sony and Anthem Inc.

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Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans

Fri, 2015-02-13 01:03

An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight.

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The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

Fri, 2015-02-13 00:55

The U.S. is moving to digitize health care with electronic medical records, web portals and mobile apps. But as medical data goes online, it is becoming a hot commodity for hackers.

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Outmanned And Outgunned, Fighters Defend Yazidi Shrine Against ISIS

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:43

Led by a celebrated Yazidi fighter, a small band of Kurdish peshmerga survived a months-long ISIS onslaught. Unlike others in Syria and Iraq, this sacred place still stands, nearly unscathed.

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A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:33

People move to Austin's Mueller neighborhood to become part of a progressive community. But some black residents say they haven't always felt welcome — so Mueller decided to do something about it.

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Finding A 'Radio That Is Just A Radio' In The Digital Age

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:32

World Radio Day was created to celebrate the medium's ability to reach all corners of the globe, due to its affordability and portability. But how common are radios that still fit that description?

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Can A Computer Change The Essence Of Who You Are?

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:31

The latest episode of NPR's Invisibilia takes us online. Some people think interacting with these machines is changing us all — for better and worse.

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Chapel Hill Shooting Victims Were 'Radiant,' Teacher Says

Thu, 2015-02-12 23:30

One of the young students killed in Tuesday's shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C., Yusor Abu-Salha, spoke to StoryCorps last year with her former third grade teacher.

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David Carr, New York Times Media Columnist, Dies At 58

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:06

The widely read journalist died after collapsing in the newsroom, a colleague reported late Thursday. Carr was also known for his memoir, investigating his own addiction to alcohol and drugs.

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WATCH: President Hawks Obamacare In Buzzfeed Video

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:12

Obama has been known to try to reach out to a younger generation by appearing on silly web videos. This is no exception.

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Reports: Military Agrees To Provide Chelsea Manning With Hormone Therapy

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:53

Manning, convicted in the biggest leak of classified information in American history, announced she was a woman in the summer of 2013. This is the first time the military makes such an accommodation.

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