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Apple Makes A Play For 'Smart Homes' By Connecting Appliances

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:56

The tech giant announced it's working on putting technical intelligence inside our homes, getting us closer to the fabled Jetsons house where all our appliances are automated.

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Sandwich Monday: Caffeinated Beef Jerky

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:36

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Perky Jerky. It's dried meat loaded with caffeine to fuel everything from athletic pursuits to midmorning breaks in the office.

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EPA Chief Claims Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:30

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

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What Syria's President Seeks From A Not-So-Democratic Election

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:22

Bashar Assad is certain to cruise to victory Tuesday in a vote that's been widely condemned. But the point is not the voting. Rather, it's an attempt to show he still controls parts of the country.

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Reaching Immigrant Children By Helping Their Parents

Mon, 2014-06-02 11:03

A new report calls out the special challenges America faces in educating our most diverse generation yet.

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In Bowe Bergdahl's Release, As Many Questions As Answers

Mon, 2014-06-02 10:08

The release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five senior members of the Taliban has been cheered as well as criticized. A look at why the move has been so polarizing.

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91-Year-Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record

Mon, 2014-06-02 09:38

Harriette Thompson, a cancer survivor and concert pianist, on Sunday became the second-oldest woman in U.S. history to complete a marathon.

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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Plans To Spend A Month Underwater

Mon, 2014-06-02 09:27

Fabien Cousteau and a crew of five headed down to the underwater laboratory Aquarius, just off the Florida Keys, on Sunday. He and his team intend to stay submerged until July 2.

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Native Americans Have Superfoods Right Under Their Feet

Mon, 2014-06-02 09:17

Obesity and diabetes rates have soared among Native Americans as sugary, high-carb foods have replaced traditional foods. A study found that 10 wild plants from the Great Plains are highly nutritious.

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Mailman Accused Of Stealing 20,000 Pieces Of Mail

Mon, 2014-06-02 08:54

Authorities say a Maryland letter carrier stole Netflix DVDs, along with medicine and other items, including Mother's Day cards. The haul was stockpiled in his house, they say.

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Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

Mon, 2014-06-02 08:46

Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.

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'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

The title of Jowita Bydlowska's memoir Drunk Mom pulls no punches. She tells Michel Martin about her struggles with motherhood and addiction.

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'Harvest Of Shame': Farm Workers Struggle With Poverty 50 Years On

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

The documentary Harvest of Shame was revolutionary in its raw portrayal of poverty amongst migrant farm workers. NPR's Elizabeth Blair discusses the film's legacy and the state of migrant work today.

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Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.

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Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:48

FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?

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'Times' Reporter Must Testify About Source, Court Decides

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:27

The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. Media outlets had hoped the court would grant greater protection to journalists.

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L.A. Kings Earn Shot At Stanley Cup With Win Over Chicago Blackhawks

Mon, 2014-06-02 07:15

The Blackhawks started off Game 7 with a 2-0 lead, but the Kings won it in a 5-4 thriller in overtime. Los Angeles will host the New York Rangers for Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final this Wednesday.

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Chemical Weapons Law Doesn't Apply To Jilted Lover, Supreme Court Rules

Mon, 2014-06-02 06:48

Federal laws that were meant to prevent the international use of chemical weapons can't be applied to a woman who tried to poison her husband's mistress, the Supreme Court says.

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Russia's Smokers Must Take It Outside, As Ban Begins

Mon, 2014-06-02 06:00

Russian officials say the ban could save 200,000 lives a year in a country known for its heavy smokers. In 2009, the Russian Federation consumed 2,786 cigarettes per capita, a study found.

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EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Mon, 2014-06-02 05:16

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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