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Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:49

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it's created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:40

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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For India's Widows, A Riot Of Color, An Act Of Liberation

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:14

In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.

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Germans Open Their Homes To Refugee Roommates

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:09

A flood of refugees in Germany has strained resources, particularly housing. A website has signed up hundreds of Germans willing to have the newcomers come and live with them.

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Volunteer Recap: Connecting Moms To Midwives In Timor-Leste

Fri, 2015-03-06 08:05

A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.

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The Fascinating Story Of New Orleans' Two Lost Chinatowns

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:58

Let's rewind the clock 150 years to the end of the Civil War, when Southern planters had to find new laborers.

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Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last?

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:54

Scientists are sharply divided on whether the disordered thinking and paranoia sometimes caused by marijuana is just a temporary thing or the start of long-term disorders like schizophrenia.

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Beautiful Photos Of Everyday Life In 20th-Century Iran

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:28

The Smithsonian is giving Iranian-Americans a chance to look back on a world many had to leave years ago.

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Tajik Opposition Leader Shot Dead In Istanbul

Fri, 2015-03-06 07:07

Umarali Kuvatov, who was a harsh critic of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, was shot on a street in the city in Turkey, where he had been living in exile.

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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

Fri, 2015-03-06 06:06

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri, 2015-03-06 05:29

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:36

The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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NASA Probe To Arrive At Dwarf Planet

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:47

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reports on the end of an odyssey to explore an odd, in-between world.

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Boston Economy Will Escape Big Freeze Of Historic Snowstorms

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:41

New England businesses are taking stock after weeks of record-setting winter storms disrupted transportation, stopping many workers from doing their jobs. Telecommuting is helping Boston get by.

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Photographer Helped Expose Brutality Of Selma's 'Bloody Sunday'

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:39

Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:37

There's good news and bad news about electronic medical records. They're now in most doctors' offices — but most doctors still can't easily share them.

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Could A Quokka Beat A Numbat? Oddsmakers Say Yes

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:36

In "Mammal March Madness," you win or die. No basketball in this tournament — it's a simulated survival-of-the-fittest game set up by evolutionary biologists. The battle cry? Mammals suck ... milk!

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Coroner Identifies Homeless Man On Skid Row Killed By LAPD

Thu, 2015-03-05 23:28

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, was shot and killed by LAPD officers during a struggle on Sunday. He had come to the U.S. using a stolen identity.

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Actor Harrison Ford Injured In Plane Crash; Son Says He's OK

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:50

The 70-year-old actor is said to have suffered moderate trauma, when he crash-landed a vintage plane in a Los Angeles area golf course. He was taken to a hospital and he was reported to be conscious.

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Argentine Prosecutor Was 'Without A Doubt' Murdered, Says Family

Thu, 2015-03-05 15:23

Sandra Arroyo Salgado, Alberto Nisman's ex wife, commissioned an independent forensic investigation she says dismisses the possibility that his death was a suicide or an accident.

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