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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Russians Fear A Sochi Legacy Of 'Black Widows,' Not Gold Medals

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

Two weeks before the Winter Olympics, Russian security forces are reportedly searching for potential suicide bombers, at least one of whom may already be in the host city of Sochi. The suspects are thought to be linked to Islamist militants who want to create a fundamentalist Muslim state in Russia's North Caucasus Mountains.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:35

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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Eight Republicans And A Nunn Battle For Georgia's Open Senate Seat

Fri, 2014-01-24 00:34

The retirement of Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss has unleashed a scramble for the job. Eight Republicans are trying to out-conservative one another in battling for the nomination. And Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn, has emerged as the likely Democratic nominee.

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Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo, Raising Fears Of More Militancy

Thu, 2014-01-23 22:44

Three bombings hit high-profile areas around Cairo on Friday. That included a suicide car bomber who struck the city's police headquarters, killing five people. It's the first major attack on the Egyptian capital as insurgents step up a campaign of violence following the ouster of the Islamist president.

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3 Dead, 20-Plus Hurt In I-94 Pileup In Indiana

Thu, 2014-01-23 22:16

More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, collided amid whiteout conditions in a massive highway pileup that left three people dead and more than 20 others injured in northwestern Indiana, police said Thursday.

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Conservative Writer D'Souza Indicted On Campaign Fraud Charges

Thu, 2014-01-23 17:34

Author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, a vocal critic of President Obama, is accused of making illegal contributions in a 2012 Senate race. Authorities say he also made false statements about the contributions.

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Latest 'Rising Stars' Highlight GOP's Outreach To Women

Thu, 2014-01-23 16:38

As if to underscore GOP efforts at outreach to women voters, a breakout session of the Republican National Committee's latest "rising stars" at the group's winter meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C., entirely comprised young women.

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Welcome To The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:47

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn from the Sochi Games. We hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.

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A Baby Didn't Bump These Moms Out Of Competition

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:39

Not that long ago, female elite athletes thought they had to retire if they wanted to have kids. Now, they're competing throughout pregnancies and getting right back to training once they deliver. In some cases, they're even making the most out of sponsorship deals they might have once lost.

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Study: Upward Mobility No Tougher In U.S. Than Two Decades Ago

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:20

Contrary to widespread belief, it's no harder to climb the economic ladder now than a generation ago. But the study did find that moving up that ladder is still a lot harder in the United States than in other developed countries.

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In Seattle, No Simple Answers For A Stalled Tunneling Machine

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:05

Bertha, the world's largest underground boring tool, ground to a halt late last year as it was tunneling under the city. Authorities still aren't sure what happened.

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How To Follow The Sochi Olympics On Twitter

Thu, 2014-01-23 15:04

Have a favorite Olympic team? We've made it easy to follow all of the athletes on Twitter.

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The Edge: NPR's Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Blog

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:52

During the 17 days of the Olympics, we'll bring you the most interesting things we see and learn – and we hope you tell us what you're seeing, too.

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Rat-Infested Ghost Ship Might Be Heading For U.K.

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:49

The 300-foot Lyubov Orlova snapped its towline a year ago while en route to the scrapyard. The ship could contain hundreds of rats that have been eating themselves to survive.

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Virginia Gay Marriage Shift Generates Sharp Response

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:04

Less than two weeks after taking office, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he won't defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Critics contend he's ignoring the will of a majority of state voters who passed the ban in 2006.

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Snowden: Coming Home 'Not Possible' Under Whistle-Blower Laws

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:46

Current laws, Edward Snowden said in an Internet chat, mean he would not receive a fair trial. Unless they change, he will stay in exile, the former contractor for the National Security Agency said.

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Potential Carcinogen In Colas Has FDA Reviewing Data

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:46

A new study from Consumer Reports finds varying levels of 4-MEI –listed as a carcinogen in California — in popular sodas. The chemical is created during the manufacturing of caramel color used to dye sodas brown. Coke has reformulated its sodas to bring down levels, but Pepsi is still transitioning.

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Raised In The U.S. And Coming Out To Immigrant Parents

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:34

Latin American immigrants have different attitudes toward homosexuality than do their U.S.-born children, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Retailers Can Wait To Tell You Your Card Data Have Been Compromised

Thu, 2014-01-23 13:27

The data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus raised questions over how quickly companies are required to disclose that customer information was hacked. The rules around when a retailer is required to tell you that your data got into the hands of fraudsters vary state by state.

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