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Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:54am

Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?

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Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For Cyberweapons

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:41am

If software can be used to attack a computer network, then companies need permission before sending that software overseas, the government says. But the cybersecurity industry is up in arms.

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Scientists Say They Can Read Your Mind, And Prove It With Pictures

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:17am

Scientists say they can now download signals from your brain — and translate them back into a picture that you saw.The images aren't crystal clear. But you can make out what's going on.

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HR2 Return DG - ASHLEY

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

ENTER TEASER

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The Target Of A Major Terror Attack, A Kenyan Mall Reopens

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

Nearly two years after a terror attack killed 67 people, Kenya's Westgate Mall is reopening in Nairobi. It comes just in time for a visit to Kenya this week by President Obama.

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Nigeria's President Visits White House For Talks On Extremists

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari << mo-HOM-a-doo boo-HAR-ree >> meets President Obama on Monday. The problems facing Nigeria include extremists who have abducted hundreds of schoolgirls.

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At Last, Banks Reopen In Greece After Three Long Weeks

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

After being closed for three weeks, Greek banks are reopening on Monday. During the closure, customers were only able to get 60 euros a day at ATMs.

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How Should Republicans Deal With Donald Trump?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

Donald Trump is rising in the polls and is getting all the attention when he delivers controversial speeches. A look at how the other candidates, and the Republican establishment, are responding.

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Trump Takes A Shot At John McCain, And Republicans Push Back

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a jab at Senator John McCain's status as a war hero, other Republican candidates unite to punch back at Trump.

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Faced With Drought, California Farmers Look To Recycled Wastewater

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

California's drought is forcing farmers to get creative. Some in the state's Central Valley are now looking to recycled wastewater to meet their needs.

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HR1 Return RM - ASHLEY

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

ENTER TEASER

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Mitsubishi Apologizes To U.S. World War II Veterans For Forced Labor

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has apologized to U.S. POWs who were used as forced labor during World War II. James Murphy, 94, was the only serviceman able to make the ceremony in Los Angeles.

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If Iran Violates Nuke Deal, A Look At How Sanctions Would 'Snap Back'

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

President Obama says that if Iran cheats on its nuclear deal, United Nations sanctions will snap back into place. We examine how that would work.

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Old U.S. Embassy In Havana Becomes The New One As Relations Are Restored

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

The old U.S. Embassy in Havana has a storied past. The Cubans long described it as a nest of spies. Today the building again becomes an embassy as the U.S. and Cuba formally restore relations.

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Drought-Stricken California Farmers Look To Tap Urban Wastewater

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

"Crazy wouldn't adequately describe what we're going through," a water official says of parched conditions in the state's Central Valley. Buying treated sewage water could restore some sanity.

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A Diamond Dream Realized: Minor Leaguer Makes It To The Majors

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:43am

For years, NPR has followed minor league infielder Tyler Saladino's quest for the major leagues — and this month, the Chicago White Sox called him up. "To be here, it's truly a blessing," he says.

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Known As A Collector, Gustave Caillebotte Gets His Due As A Painter

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:32am

Caillebotte was an independently wealthy artist who — unlike his Impressionist buddies — didn't need to sell paintings to make a living. Now, many of his works are on display at the National Gallery.

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Women Want To Stay In The Game, But Life Intervenes

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:29am

Basketball is the most popular sport among both boys and girls, but many women end up dropping the game in adulthood, even though they still love it. Injuries, work and family are three reasons why.

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Plantigrade Pastry Purloiner Persnickety

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:51am

A Colorado bakery recently found itself relieved of 24 pies in an overnight heist. But the ursine rapine left one type of tart behind.

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A Siberian Town Throws A Party For Pests — And Masochists

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 6:38am

Many towns hold festivals to celebrate a famed native son or daughter, or its dominant agricultural product. In Berezniki, Russia, they celebrate mosquitoes — partly by getting bitten by them. A lot.

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