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Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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College Chess Turns Out High-Stakes Championships

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Final Four tournament was a real nail-biter, coming amid controversy over huge salaries and reports of top recruits stolen. Professor Richard Vedder discusses college chess with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

The Sinn Fein Leader was arrested this week for a 1972 murder based on evidence collected by a Boston College project. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

Concerned about digital advertising revenue, Slate Magazine has started raising money through a paid-membership program. Media correspondent David Folkenflik explains the move to NPR's Scott Simon.

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:51

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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European Observers Held By Pro-Russian Force Are Freed In Ukraine

Sat, 2014-05-03 05:18

Seven observers are freed more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.

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Organic Farming Factions Spat Over Synthetic Substances

Sat, 2014-05-03 03:18

There's a long list of pesky exceptions to the rules organic farmers have to follow for using pesticides and fertilizers. This week, a battle erupted over those exceptions.

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Tech Week: Egg Innovation, Twitter's Future, The FCC's Defense

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:36

This week's technology news included Facebook's new anonymous logins, Twitter's latest earnings, the golden egg innovation and other headlines we don't want you to miss.

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John Boehner Faces A Primary Challenge, But Only Barely

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:35

The House speaker is the overwhelming favorite to win his Republican primary election Tuesday. But one of his foes produced a campaign ad that won't soon be forgotten.

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OSCE Observers Released In Ukraine

Sat, 2014-05-03 01:13

Pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine released the seven OSCE military observers and five Ukrainian assistants who had been held for more than a week.

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Apple Awarded $120 Million In Patent Suit Against Samsung

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:32

Apple had been seeking more than $2 billion in damages. The jury also awarded Samsung $158,400 for Apple's infringement.

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For Apple, A Limited Victory Against Samsung In Infringement Case

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:17

In a case between tech giants Apple and Samsung, a jury has issued a mixed verdict. The decision marks only the latest in an ongoing struggle over patents between the two companies, a struggle that is expected to see its next skirmish at the Supreme Court later this year.

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Superintendent: Reports On N.J. High School Prank Were 'Exaggerated'

Fri, 2014-05-02 16:03

The prank became national news after 62 students were arrested. But custodians did not find urine in the hallways and most of the graffiti was done with water-based markers, a school official said.

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Blaze In Odessa Kills 31, Marking Escalation In Ukraine Crisis

Fri, 2014-05-02 15:20

According to local reports, a building was set on fire after pro-Moscow demonstrators retreated into it. Friday became the deadliest day since the ousting of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich.

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This Hamster Gets To Eat Two Tiny Burritos

Fri, 2014-05-02 13:44

Do your pets eat better than you? A hamster with a taste for Tex-Mex food gets to feast on homemade burritos, courtesy of his very own chef.

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Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery

Fri, 2014-05-02 13:16

Toasting the Kentucky Derby with a shot of prized Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will cost you. Last fall, 222 bottles were stolen straight from the distillery, and the police still don't know who did it.

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With Truce, Syrian Regime On The Verge Of An Important Gain

Fri, 2014-05-02 13:11

Rebels say they have agreed to retreat from some areas they control in Homs, a city once known as the capital of the revolution.

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New Anonymous Facebook Login Hides Info, But Not From Facebook

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:51

Facebook has introduced a way for users to log into apps anonymously as a way to build trust and protect privacy. User info would be protected from app developers, but visible to Facebook.

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FBI Director: Radicalization Of Westerners In Syria Is Of Great Concern

Fri, 2014-05-02 12:49

"All of us with a memory of the '80s and '90s saw the line drawn from Afghanistan to Sept. 11," says James Comey.

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