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Machinists To Vote On Boeing's Latest Contract Offer

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:23am

Boeing machinists are set to vote Friday on whether to accept a slightly-revised offer that union members recently rejected. Union leaders say they want to preserve pay and benefits. But they fear if machinists don't accept the offer, Boeing may move production of the 777X elsewhere.

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NFL Playoffs Begin With Wild Card Teams

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:23am

The NFL playoffs start this weekend. Four wild card teams face four teams that won their divisions — and there are some very interesting storylines to follow.

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Cybersecurity Merger Ups FireEye's Stock Price

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:22am

In a $1 billion deal, FireEye acquires Mandiant, which gained fame last year for linking cyberattacks to a Chinese military unit.

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Violence Welcomes New Year In Parts Of Africa

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:22am

When the year 2013 began, there were signs of improving economies across Africa. But a series of flare ups in Mali, Nigeria, Central African Republic and South Sudan meant a violent year for the continent.

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Rebels In South Sudan Secure Control Over Bor

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:22am

The battle for the minor city of Bor was always about location. Bor is the capital of Jonglei State, providing a base from which to attack that region's oil fields. Bor is also just north of the capital Juba.

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Corruption Scandal Jeopardizes Turkey's Image Of Stability

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 3:22am

A corruption investigation in Turkey has already forced three cabinet ministers to resign. Turkish media reports say the scandal reaches to the top of the government of Prime Minister Erdogan. He's denies wrongdoing, accusing his opponents and foreign governments of conspiring to bring him down.

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Once Hidden In Shame, 2 Mothers 'Don't Have To Lie Anymore'

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:28am

Susan Mello Souza and Mary Moran Murphy met in 1968 at a home for unwed mothers, where their infants were quickly put up for adoption. When Susan and Mary went home, their families never discussed the pregnancies again. "The rule of thumb was, 'It never happened,' " Susan says.

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Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:26am

Malcolm-Jamal Warner famously played Theo Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Now he's starring in a new stage production of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. Warner talks to NPR's David Greene about his audition for the part of Theo, what he learned from Bill Cosby and how his new play differs from the 1967 movie that inspired it.

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:26am

By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. Jeff Lunden recaps the story of commercial theater's most stunning flop.

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Bjarke Ingels: An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:25am

Cartooning was his passion as a kid, and he enrolled in the Royal Danish Art Academy School of Architecture, to become better at drawing backgrounds. Now, some call Ingels a "starchitect," because his challenging designs are getting built.

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Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:24am

Malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. But the U.S. successfully wiped out the mosquito-borne parasite from the American South in the early part of the 20th century. One researcher thinks that this successful campaign offers lessons for how to stop malaria worldwide.

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DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:19am

The Justice Department will answer a challenge to a provision in the law requiring most employers that offer health insurance to include birth control at no cost. A group of Catholic nuns objects to the provision, and they won a temporary reprieve from Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.

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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Emergency Room Visits In Oregon

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 6:50pm

If people have insurance coverage, the theory went, they won't end up in the emergency room as often. But an analysis of Oregon's expansion of Medicaid found that people who gained coverage were 40 percent more likely to go to the emergency room.

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A Bet, Five Metals And The Future Of The Planet

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:00am

Decades ago, amid fears of rapid population growth, a biologist and an economist made a bet about how many people the planet could sustain. Global population is now estimated to top 7.1 billion. So who won the famous bet?

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Twins Born Minutes Apart But In Different Years

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:54am

If little Lorraine Begazo turns out like many big sisters, she'll lord it over her brother Brandon that she's the older one. And she was born the year before he was. The twins were born 2 minutes apart — one on New Year's Eve and the other on New Year's Day.

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Isaac Asimov Right On With Some 2014 Predictions

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:36am

Fifty years ago, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov foresaw gadgets that "relieve mankind of tedious jobs" like machines that heat water and prepare coffee. He predicted smartphones — noting we'd be able to see and hear someone we call, and be able to look at photos on the same screen.

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