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Facebook Finds That Not All Users Like The 'Year In Review' App

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 3:18pm

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

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Help (Still) Wanted: A Plumber For A Rural Town In Maine

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 2:58pm

In August, a couple in Jackman, Maine, created a scholarship for a student willing to train as a plumber and come back to work in the rural town. Months later, no student has taken the plunge.

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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 1:48pm

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.

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Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:50am

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

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Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

We listen back to our favorite celebrity stories of the year.

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Weird Science

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

A quick trip through the many, many scientific studies we covered in 2014.

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Artsy, But Mostly Fatsy

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

We look back at the arts and culture stories we covered this year.

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Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

Our coverage of the big stories in sports this year: A-Rod gets suspended, the Sochi Olympics, and the World Cup.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Donald Sterling

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 11:08am

Highlights from our coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Obamacare, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Tech Week: Video Game Console Sites Attacked; Uber's Crazy Year

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:31am

In our weekly roundup of tech headlines, Sony and Microsoft video game console sites streaming The Interview were possibly hacked, and a look at Uber's year of hyper-growth and backlash.

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Finding A Jury Of Your Peers Actually Is Pretty Complicated

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:55am

Prospective jurors can be dismissed for lateness, the financial burden of taking off work, or any number of other reasons. Add race as a consideration and jury selection can take weeks to complete.

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One Man's Trash, Another Man's Fashion Brand

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:10am

Spanish entrepreneur Javier Goyeneche is looking to transform the world of sustainable fashion, with clothes that are made out of 80 or 90 percent recycled materials — from tires to old fishing nets.

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Police, Politicians, Gather In New York For Ramos Funeral

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 9:07am

Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.

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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:21am

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

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Top Somalia Extremist Leader Reportedly Surrenders

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:17am

Reports vary as to whether al-Shabab's Zakariye Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in or was captured in a raid. The U.S. had placed a $3 million bounty on the leading Islamist extremist.

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Fresh Air Weekend: The Best Of 2014 For Films, Books, Music And TV

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 8:03am

David Edelstein finds some greats in a "depressing" year for films; Maureen Corrigan picks 12 books of the year; Ken Tucker names his top nine albums; David Bianculli says 2014 was a good year.

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