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Kaspersky Lab: A Cybersecurity Leader With Ties To Russian Govt.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:59pm

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe. But tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about its ties to the Russian government and security services.

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San Diego Installed Public Loos, But Now They're Flush With Problems

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:58pm

The city installed a new public toilets that are better ventilated than port-a-potties and include running water. But they turned out pricier than expected, and plans for more are circling the drain.

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In 'Egg And Spoon,' Gregory Maguire Re-Imagines Pre-Revolutionary Russia

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:45pm

The book explores pre-revolutionary Russia, incorporating magical figures from tales Maguire read in childhood.

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Vermont Woman Held Without Bail After Alleged Shooting Of Social Worker

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:38pm

"This is just an unspeakably horrid moment for Vermont," Governor Peter Shumlin told Vermont Public Radio.

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Movies To Make You Forget The Heat: A Summer Watchlist

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:36pm

Chances are, it's hot out wherever you are. NPR film critic Bob Mondello talks about movies that will help you chill out on a summer day.

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EPA Mine Spill Spreads Along Southwestern Waterway

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:33pm

An EPA-supervised cleanup crew inadvertently leaked 3 million gallons of orange-colored toxic wastewater.

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What's Showing In Iowa And New Hampshire?

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:29pm

Urgency is starting to creep up on candidates for both parties to gain ground.

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The Art Of Drinking Absinthe, The Liquor Of Aesthetes

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:24pm

Absinthe was a favorite of artists like Picasso and Van Gogh. Perhaps that explains why a complex ritual rose around drinking it, spawning some of the most beautiful alcohol paraphernalia around.

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A Memoir About Masculinity, Sexuality, And Growing Up Black

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:20pm

The book discusses child abuse, sexuality, and the current national conversation and race and police mistreatment.

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Same Sex Marriage Denied To Most Tribal Members

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:12pm

The majority of Native American tribal nations across the country do not recognize same sex marriage.

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If You Fall Ill Abroad, Should You Seek Local Help Or Head Home?

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:11pm

A guide to global medical care shows which countries are risky (you don't want to have a car accident in Botswana) and where you don't have to worry (care for heart attacks is solid in Sao Paolo).

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New Greek Bailout Deal Looms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:08pm

Greece and its creditors inch closer to a third bailout agreement. Negotiators hope to reach an accord by Tuesday.

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