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Putin Divorce Final; Ex-Wife Expunged From Kremlin Bio

Wed, 2014-04-02 11:18

The Russian president and Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years, announced in June they intended to end their marriage.

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:24

In nine months the human brain grows from a single cell to more than 80 billion. Mapping how genes are activated gives scientists clues to the origins of mental disorders like autism.

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While Warning Of Chinese Cyberthreat, U.S. Launches Its Own Attack

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:00

The NSA managed to penetrate the networks of the giant Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei, documents show. Journalist David Sanger says cyber-espionage is an "entirely new field of conflict."

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Is It Time To Reconsider Breast Self-Exams?

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:40

A risque campaign that aims to boost self-exams for breast cancer has reignited a debate about whether they prevent cancer deaths. One doctor says it's time to change how women look for lumps.

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A State Fossil For S. Carolina Faces Mammoth Obstacle

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:14

The state senate is wrangling with amendments to insert language inspired by the book of Genesis into a bill to make the Columbian mammoth the state's fossil.

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GM Has 'Culture Of Cover-Up,' Key Senator Says

Wed, 2014-04-02 09:14

For the second day, General Motors CEO Mary Barra faced tough questions from Congress about how her company responded to defects that contributed to at least 13 deaths.

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The Old And Mysterious Practice Of Eating Dirt, Revealed

Wed, 2014-04-02 08:46

Women, particularly pregnant women around the world, have been known to crave "white dirt." A filmmaker explores the hidden practice in the South, where baggies of the stuff are sold at flea markets.

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Malaysian Official: Fate Of MH370 May Never Be Known

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:36

The country's police chief says the passengers aboard the missing Boeing 777 have been "cleared" and that a criminal probe is now focused on the pilots and cabin crew.

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Ethicists Tell NASA How To Weigh Hazards Of Space Travel

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:23

Risks to astronauts on extended missions include vision impairment, weakened bones and radiation exposure. There are also psychological risks from facing danger while being stuck inside a small craft.

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Drones Will Not Be Hunted In Colorado Town

Wed, 2014-04-02 07:04

The citizens of Deer Trail have rejected a proposal to issues licenses that would make it OK to shoot down unmanned aerial vehicles. The idea was pushed by some who object to government surveillance.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

Wed, 2014-04-02 06:59

In a 5-4 decision, the court's conservative justices joined to eliminate the aggregate cap on contributions, but left in place a limit on donations to individual candidates.

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'Race Card Project' Is Among Peabody Award Winners

Wed, 2014-04-02 05:55

NPR's Michele Norris asked people to share thoughts about race and identity in six words. Her series of reports on Morning Edition offered insights on "pride, prejudice and identity," judges say.

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