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China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:34pm

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.

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Google Fiber Headed South

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:25pm

The next cities to benefit from Google's ultra-high-speed Internet service will be in Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina.

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Apple Posts Record Profits After Surging iPhone Sales

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:20pm

The company reports that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in its holiday quarter, pushing profits to a record $18 billion.

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Forecasters Apologize, But Why?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:12pm

Meteorologists have apologized for getting yesterday's snow totals wrong, but other experts say the forecasts weren't that far off.

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Vermont Singer-Songwriter Caitlin Canty

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:50am

The 31-year old rock, folk and blues artist has just released her third album, "Reckless Skyline."

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Indiana Governor Getting Heat For State-Sponsored News Site

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:40am

NPR's David Folkenflik weighs in on Gov. Mike Pence's plan for a state-run taxpayer-funded news site called "Just IN."

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Two Israeli Soldiers Killed In Attack Near Lebanese Border

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:38am

Hezbollah took responsibility for the attack and Israel returned fire, in one of the most serious flare ups of a long-running confrontation.

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Arizona Town Tries To Fund New Border Crossing

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:35am

Federal funds aren't available, but the small city of Douglas says it needs to upgrade its congested port of entry.

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If You've Gotta Reboot 'Ghostbusters,' At Least Do It With This Cast

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:27am

The announcement of the new Ghostbusters cast went over like ... well, gangbusters.

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Zillow And 'The New Rules Of Real Estate'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:12am

The CEO and chief economist of the groundbreaking real estate website explain how the rules have changed.

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Despite Protests, Mexican Officials Declare Missing Students Dead

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:06am

Parents of the students are accusing the government of trying to wrap up the investigation despite the many unanswered questions.

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Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:02am

It's notoriously hard to get people to quit smoking. Pregnant women in Scotland were more apt to stop smoking if they got $600 in gift cards. But are those kinds of payments ethical?

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Judge Throws Out Friendship Nine's Civil Rights-Era Conviction

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:30am

The nine men integrated a whites-only lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1961, and refused to pay a fine. Their "Jail, no bail" strategy became a rallying cry against Jim Crow.

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opbmusic Presents: Greylag

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:11am

The band's moody, autumnal "Arms Unknown" receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.

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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:06am

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.

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Mr. Taxi Driver, You Are GOING TOO FAST!!!!

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:57am

Kenya's passenger vans have a reputation for getting into deadly crashes. A new campaign has cut the accident rate with a simple intervention: Stickers that urge riders to speak up!

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Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:57am

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.

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Mexico Officially Declares 43 Missing Students Dead

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:49am

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said the events of Ayotzinapa "forces the country to change" toward a "just and free Mexico."

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Is An Identical Copy Of You, You?

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:19am

Commentator Marcelo Gleiser ponders the question: Would you be comfortable dying, knowing that another you, a copy, would still be alive?

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Top Stories: Nor'Easter Pulls Away; ISIS Demands Prisoner Swap

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 7:17am

Also: Yahoo! will spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba; Mormon leaders support anti-discrimination laws protecting homosexuals; and the "Rent Is Too Damn High" candidate could be evicted.

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