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Look Here: Phone App Checks Photos For Eye Disease

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Bryan Shaw showed it was possible to detect early signs of eye cancer from a family photo album. Now, he and his research team have made an iPhone app.

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A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.

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The Colorful, Blossoming D.C. Arts Scene In The 1950s, '60s

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

In 1965 the work of six local painters went on exhibit at the now-defunct Washington Gallery of Modern Art. The show launched a movement, and the painters' work now hangs in major museums. One of those artists, now 97, lives in Arlington, Va.

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What Was The Result Of U.S. Attack Against Khorasan Group In Syria?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

More than a month after the U.S. targeted a shadowy al-Qaida bomb-making group known as the Khorasan in Syria with Tomahawk cruise missiles, little is known about the impact of that attack.

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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.

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TV Networks Re-imagine Reruns While Keeping Traditional Viewers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

A new digital platform called Simpson's World has all 25 years' worth of the show. FX says it is trying to cater to both old-fashioned TV fans and people who watch shows on other devices.

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LA Schools' Technology Expansion Loses Its Biggest Advocate

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

With the resignation of Superintendent John Deasy, the future of the Los Angeles Unified School District's troubled iPad program is even more uncertain.

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With Shift From Ukraine To Russia, Crimea's Business And Pleasure Uprooted

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

Crimeans are adjusting to Russian control in small and big ways, like rooting for a new soccer team and finding new ways to make a living.

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Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:57am

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.

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Apple's Tim Cook In Rare Company As Publicly Gay Chief Executive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:23am

In an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook comes out by saying he's proud to be gay and his silence was a matter of personal privacy. Two other publicly traded U.S. companies have publicly gay CEOs.

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Record Those Work Hours, Get Some Beer

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:17am

Minneapolis ad agency Colle + McVoy is using beer to get its workers to fill out their time sheets. Fill out your time sheet, swipe your card, and you get a free beer.

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Thief In Canada Tries To Make His Getaway In Red Canoe

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:23am

In Nova Scotia a burglar tried to get away in a canoe. Cops watched from both sides of the harbor until the culprit paddled into a park and tried to run off into the woods. The stolen item: a sword.

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Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

The San Francisco Giants took the World Series for the third time in five years Wednesday night, defeating the Kansas Royals 3-2 in Missouri.

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'Lastness': Award-Winning Poet Galway Kinnell Dies At 87

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Poet Galway Kinnell died Tuesday. His career spanned from the end of World War II to the present, earning him a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award. Home in Vermont, Kinnell died from leukemia.

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Families Of Missing Students Meet With Mexican President, Demand Answers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto met with relatives of the 43 missing students. For more than six hours, he listened to the families' frustrations over the slow pace of the investigation.

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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.

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Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.

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The Independent Oil Producer You Usually Don't Hear From

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Most Americans feel relieved when they see a drop in prices at the pump. Jason Bruns feels the opposite. A higher price of oil is good for him. He owns 10 oil wells in Kansas that produce about two barrels a day.

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Crimean Tatar's History A Backdrop For Current Pressures

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

David Greene continues his reporting in the newest part of the Russian empire, Crimea. He visits a Muslim Tatar community as it celebrates a holiday, with a new Russia-appointed mayor.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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