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After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the NSA must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women

Tue, 2015-03-31 00:58

Afghanistan is a mountainous land where mountain climbing is rare among men and virtually nonexistent among women. An American is now preparing young Afghan women to scale the country's highest peak.

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With UConn, Maryland Wins, Women's Final Four Has 4 No. 1s, Familiar Look

Mon, 2015-03-30 20:50

Connecticut is back for the eighth straight year and Maryland will make a repeat trip, joining Notre Dame — making a fifth straight trip — and South Carolina. UConn is after a third straight title.

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Mon, 2015-03-30 18:06

For a decade, Venezuela offered cheap oil at favorable rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Despite Protestation From Brazil, Trial For 840-Pound Emerald Will Continue

Mon, 2015-03-30 17:05

The Bahia Emerald has been hotly contested for years. A judge in California has decided to continue with a trial about its ownership even though Brazil says it was illegally exported.

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Pharmacists Group Votes To Discourage Members From Providing Execution Drugs

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:23

The measure could make it harder for states using made-to-order execution drugs to buy them. The American Pharmacists Association voted on the policy at its annual meeting.

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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:59

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.

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California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:34

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.

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Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

Mon, 2015-03-30 13:29

Airstrikes intensified as Houthi rebels advanced on the port city of Aden. Aid agencies say one airstrike killed dozens at a refugee camp, while Yemeni officials blamed rebel shelling.

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Why Are Chinese Artists Representing Kenya At The Venice Biennale?

Mon, 2015-03-30 12:46

Kenya will participate in the Venice Biennale, the prestigious art show that opens on May 9. But only two of the artists representing Kenya will be Kenyan. Most aren't even African — they're Chinese.

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Cholita, An Abused Bear In Peru, Gets A New Home In Colorado

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:59

An animal rights group says it now has permission to bring the Andean bear to a sanctuary in Colorado along with more than 30 lions that have been removed from circuses.

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Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:44

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.

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Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:41

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.

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Judy Woodruff Recalls Assassination Attempt On President Reagan

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:28

John Hinckley Jr. tried to kill President Reagan on March 30, 1981. Reporter Judy Woodruff, then with NBC News, was there.

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The Hidden Costs Of Teacher Turnover

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:10

Constant churn costs billions. Professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

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Elizabeth Warren On Hillary Clinton And Running For President

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:03

The darling of the left again denied any interest in running for president in an interview with WBUR's Here & Now. But her politics — and followers — will have an influence on Hillary Clinton.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:40

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Want To Do A Little Astrophysics? This App Detects Cosmic Rays

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:34

Two physicists keen to detect a a very rare, high energy particle think you and I can help. The researchers are working on an app that would allow any smartphone to detect rare particles from space.

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Prosecution Rests In Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:26

The prosecution ended on an emotional note: detailing all of the physical damage one of the bombs inflicted on 8-year-old Martin Richard.

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Ex-Feds Accused Of Pocketing Bitcoins During Investigation

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:52

Both officials — one with the Secret Service and the other with the Drug Enforcement Administration — were on a task force investigating the Silk Road online marketplace.

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