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The Binge-Watch Before The Purge, Now That Aereo Is Likely Done

Thu, 2014-06-26 12:17

The Supreme Court gave big broadcasters a win in their battle against the streaming TV service Aereo. For the service's subscribers in 13 cities, now what?

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A CRISPR Way To Fix Faulty Genes

Thu, 2014-06-26 12:17

This technique for manipulating genes borrows a strategy from the way bacteria fight viruses. It's still experimental, but the possibilities excite medical researchers hoping to tailor treatments.

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Pot Use On The Rise In U.S., Report Says

Thu, 2014-06-26 11:53

Unlike in the rest of the world, more Americans are using the drug, according to a new United Nations report. Marijuana's potency is also on the rise, the report found.

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On Being Gay, And Socialist, In Cuba Today

Thu, 2014-06-26 11:46

Isbel Diaz Torres sees his LGBT rights activism as an extension of Cuba's socialist revolution. Attitudes are changing, but he's still struggling to find a place in the island's political landscape.

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Did Neanderthals Eat Plants? The Proof May Be In The Poop

Thu, 2014-06-26 11:25

Bits of 50,000-year-old poop have provided scientists with clues into what our early Neanderthal ancestors ate. Rather than subsisting on meat alone, the poop suggests they also ate plants.

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Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests

Thu, 2014-06-26 10:18

The court ruled on cases involving some of President Obama's recess appointments and a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone to keep protesters a certain distance away from abortion clinics.

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A Shocking Fish Tale Surprises Evolutionary Biologists

Thu, 2014-06-26 10:03

Unrelated lineages of electric fish all use the same small set of genes to create their voltage, a genetic search shows. Maybe the same genes could one day power pacemakers, bioengineers suggest.

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Excessive Drinking Causes 10 Percent Of Deaths In Working Adults

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:59

Drinking too much alcohol is a big factor in deaths of adults under age 65, CDC researchers say, from obvious risks like vehicle accidents to more subtle effects like higher rates of breast cancer.

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In A Remote Corner Of Pakistan, A Mass Exodus

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:50

Pakistan's military is waging an offensive against the Taliban, and the outcome is uncertain. But nearly a half-million civilians have already fled their homes in an area that has few resources.

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What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:48

This bird likes livers, kidneys, entrails — anything it can pluck that's freshly dead. But what if you served it ... a painting?

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Business Owners Have 'A Special Challenge' To Help Working Families

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

Business leaders and policymakers gathered at the White House to discuss how working families can get ahead. One participant explains how he feels companies can stay competitive and help families.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Mission: Build Wealth Among 'The Most Vulnerable'

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has become a leading conservative voice focused on building wealth among people of color. Scott tells host Michel Martin about his ideas for growing the economy.

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Political Chat: Primary Results, Boehner's Obama Lawsuit

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:47

Several primary elections wrapped up this week. Host Michel Martin speaks with two seasoned political analysts to learn more about the primary results and the races to watch later this year.

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Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dies At 88

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:42

Baker, of Tennessee, also served as President Ronald Reagan's chief of staff from 1987-88 and later as ambassador to Japan.

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Ebola's Surge Requires 'Drastic Action' To Stop

Thu, 2014-06-26 09:29

Cases of Ebola continue to mount in West Africa in the largest outbreak of the disease ever recorded. Public health officials are concerned the viral disease could spread farther.

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Latinos Pledge Allegiance To More Than One Soccer Team

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:12

For many Hispanics cheering on Team USA and a Latin American team is a win-win. Univision taps into this double patriotism by referring to the U.S. team as "el equipo de todos" — everybody's team.

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U.S. Advances In World Cup Despite 1-0 Loss To Germany

Thu, 2014-06-26 08:06

The U.S. advances to the round of 16 after a tight loss to Germany, 1-0, and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the knockout round.

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FDA Warns Of Life-Threatening Reactions With Acne Products

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:06

Many people use products using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid to treat acne. The Food and Drug Administration says rare but dangerous allergic reactions have landed people in the hospital.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic 'Buffer Zone' Law

Thu, 2014-06-26 07:01

The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.

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Facebook's Diversity Numbers Are Out, And They're What You Expect

Thu, 2014-06-26 06:42

As the industry grapples with a gender gap, major tech firms are starting to release the gender and racial breakdowns of their staffs. Facebook's workers are mostly male and white.

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