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A Hacker Is Hacked: Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage Company Is Targeted

Mon, 2015-07-06 07:43

Hacking Team's spyware has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The company has never revealed its client list, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.

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U.S. Women Shatter TV Ratings Record For Soccer With World Cup Win

Mon, 2015-07-06 07:39

The U.S. women's national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women's World Cup trophy Sunday night — and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.

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Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

Mon, 2015-07-06 06:01

The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.

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In Ecuador, Pope Begins Three-Nation Tour

Mon, 2015-07-06 04:38

Pope Francis, the first pontiff from Latin America, was greeted by hundreds of thousands in Quito. Francis is scheduled to visit Bolivia and Paraguay next.

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Latest On Greek Crisis: Finance Minister Resigns, As EU Leaders Meet

Mon, 2015-07-06 03:06

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his resignation could help the prime minister negotiate a better deal with the EU. However, he said, he will wear the "loathing" of Greek creditors "with pride."

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Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:47

The latest session made history on several fronts, and accepted cases for next year that will likely make still more. This year the liberals won a lot — but that doesn't mean they will in the future.

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A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:46

Five rivers converge in the Mobile Bay Delta just outside this coastal Alabama city. Within a few minutes of leaving downtown, you can be teleported into a totally alien world.

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People With Brain Injuries Heal Faster If They Get Up And Get Moving

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:45

Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.

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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Nears Its Quarry

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:45

After nearly a decade of traveling through space, NASA's New Horizons probe is about to arrive at Pluto. On Tuesday it will begin an intensive, week-long study of the distant world.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:44

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

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Corruption On The Border: Dismantling Misconduct In The Rio Grande Valley

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:43

The FBI is cracking down on rampant corruption in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. With voter fraud, drug smuggling and bribery a big part of border culture, it's proving to be a difficult task.

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The Burt Behind Natural Cosmetics Maker Burt's Bees Dies At 80

Sun, 2015-07-05 22:14

A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement that Burt Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, on Sunday surrounded by family and friends.

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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

Sun, 2015-07-05 16:13

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.

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In Crucial Referendum, Greeks Reject Bailout Proposal

Sun, 2015-07-05 13:12

Greeks voted Sunday in a referendum that could decide whether the country stays in the eurozone. They cast a decisive vote against an austerity package proposed by international creditors.

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

Sun, 2015-07-05 12:23

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

Sun, 2015-07-05 06:58

The main Shanghai Stock Index has lost 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

Sun, 2015-07-05 05:30

The Progress M-28M delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts ended in failure.

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Greeks Decide The Fate Of Their Economy In Crucial Referendum

Sun, 2015-07-05 04:37

The vote is on an international bailout that includes harsh austerity measures. The Athens government is instead pushing for a "no" vote that would give it a mandate to try to negotiate debt relief.

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Sharks Might Not Be To Blame In North Carolina Attacks

Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

North Carolina beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, they've already seen seven. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with George Burgess of the International Shark Attack File.

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Greeks Begin Voting In Historic Resolution

Sun, 2015-07-05 03:54

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that the government says is about austerity. The opposition says it's a vote on staying in the Eurozone. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks to correspondent Joanna Kakissis.

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