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Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made, but there's a long way to go.

Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder, Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as "the black Netflix." This week, it releases the first original movie, Blackbird.

Governing is messy, but slumping approval ratings for hopefuls like Scott Walker and Chris Christie likely won't have much impact on the presidential contest.

From questions surrounding the Clinton family foundation to a congressional investigation into Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing back against allegations of scandal.

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

Launched shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Hubble telescope isn't showing its age. Astronomers and other fans hope this old charmer will be useful for many years to come.

If this Senate is getting some traction, it's not yet a threat to anyone's legislative hall of fame. Much higher hurdles loom, including highway funding, spending bills and the debt ceiling.

It has been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.




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