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Voting machines purchased after the 2000 elections are coming to the end of their useful lives. States are looking to buy new equipment but there's little money and technology is changing rapidly.

No cargo will go in or out of 29 West Coast ports this weekend because of a labor dispute that has been dragging on for months. And now the economic impacts of the shutdown are starting to be felt.

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has continued despite a peace deal and a cease-fire set to begin Sunday. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times from Donetsk.

YouTube was registered as a domain name 10 years ago today, and yes, it's gone viral. NPR's Scott Simon looks back on a decade's worth of cat videos, politics, self-help and everything in between.

Boston has been buried under piles of snow this winter. The streets are covered and there's more snow on the way. Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi talks to NPR's Scott Simon about how the city is coping.

President Obama signed an executive order that aims to stem attacks by hackers. The order encourages companies to share information about cyber threats with each other and the federal government.

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don't turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

The Republican National Convention held a gala marking the historic elections of three lawmakers, as the GOP continues its efforts to reach out to communities of color.

At the Vatican this week, the pope's G9 — a committee of nine cardinals — is working on how to overhaul Vatican governance.

Friday is UNESCO's World Radio Day. The theme this year is "Youth and Radio" — so Youth Radio reporter and commentator Bianca Brooks talks about the impact radio has had on her.

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