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Protecting Privacy In The Digital Age: Mikko Hyppönen Answers Your Questions

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:25am

White hat hacker Mikko Hyppönen on the importance of privacy in the digital age.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Gay Marriage Cases In New Term

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:05am

The court's refusal of all the petitions related to bans on same-sex marriage means that the appeals courts' decisions allowing gay marriage can now take effect.

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Medical Company May Be Falling Short Of Its Patient Safety Ideals

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:00am

Masimo Corporation's chief executive is a leading voice in the movement to reduce medical errors, but the Food and Drug Administration says his company isn't properly investigating complaints.

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Australia Resumes Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:49am

Six months after the Boeing 777 disappeared without a trace, searchers are hoping something can still be found on the seabed.

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Hewlett-Packard Will Split Into Two Companies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:33am

The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.

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Song Premiere: Asaf Avidan, 'Over My Head'

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:28am

The singer Asaf Avidan has a remarkable voice and a great new song, written in one sleepless night in Paris that also sparked the beginning of a long-term relationship.

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Hong Kong Protest Sites Quieter After Weekend Of Arrests

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:40am

Student activists are again discussing talks with the government, but the two sides can't agree on the details.

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Top Stories: American With Ebola Flies Back To U.S.; Medicine Nobel Prize

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:17am

Also: The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals both win AL series; the search resumes for the missing Malaysian jet; and wealthy Americans give less money to charity than poor Americans.

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Putting A Critical Eye On Brain Imaging Studies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:51am

Studies based on fMRI scans are released frequently. But how do you know what's for real? Commentator Tania Lombrozo points to MIT's Nancy Kanwisher for tips on how to become a discerning consumer.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Canada

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:38am

Travel to Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and on into the west to hear the authentic Celtic-rooted music of Canada.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Irish Pairs

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:36am

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition. Enjoy them combining their voices, guitars, fiddles, flutes and more acoustic instruments.

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U.S. Journalist With Ebola Being Flown To Nebraska Hospital

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:27am

Ashoka Mukpo is set to arrive for treatment in the U.S. after contracting the disease in Liberia. Another Ebola patient in Dallas is said to be "fighting for his life."

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Book News: Murakami Drops A New Story, Just As Nobel Week Begins

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:11am

In "Scheherazade," he tells the tale of a captive listener — in more ways than one. Also: A big week to come includes the Nobel Prize announcement, "Super Thursday" and several notable books.

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Virginia Man Is 'Rock Of Ages' No. 1 Fan

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:05am

Abe Calimag has seen the show more than 500 times, and he's traveled the world to see his favorite musical. Calimag has spent more than $25,000 on tickets and travel, according to the New York Post.

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Hot Air Balloon Proposal Doesn't Go As Planned

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54am

Eric Barretto wanted to propose to his girlfriend over the ocean off San Diego. The air went out of the balloon and they made an emergency landing on the water. The balloon had to be towed to shore.

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