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Former National Security Agency officer John Schindler tells NPR's Scott Simon the data hacked from the Office of Personnel Management includes personal information that could be used for blackmail.

Walker has curtailed the bargaining powers of public school teachers, and approved a right-to-work law aimed at private unions. Now he's taking on tenured faculty at the University of Wisconsin.

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.

Netflix debuts 14 new episodes of prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show remains compelling, despite the loss of a powerful character from last season.

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because non-organic producers can earn the highest grades.

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.

Says one public defender: "The frightening thing about solitary is that when it erodes your ability to interact with other human beings, in turn that trauma is inflicted on your family members."

Most people buying Obamacare plans next year are likely to face a small increase in the price of monthly premiums, early numbers suggest. A few plans are asking for steep price hikes, but that's rare.

The agency that helps finance U.S. companies overseas has long been a favorite of big business. But now some members of Congress, who see it as a symbol of corporate welfare, want to see it expire.

James is averaging more than 40 points a game, and with him leading the way, his team isn't looking like the underdog these days. But observers wonder what's fueling his on-court rampage.

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