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Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

NPR Books - 3 hours 12 min ago

Sci-fi authors like William Gibson foresaw what the Internet would bring. Inspired by their visions, NPR's Laura Sydell set out to see what artists and criminals think about and do with technology.

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How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 13 min ago

Finally getting out from under the flu? Just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can't get other people sick. You can spread the flu for longer than you might think.

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More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 14 min ago

Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.

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The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 15 min ago

The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.

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Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 57 min ago

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

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Rules For 2018 Aim To Speed Up How Long It Takes To Play A MLB Game

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 45 min ago

Among the changes, Major League Baseball will impose stricter limits on mound visits and commercial breaks will be shorter.

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Shib Sibs Win Bronze, French Pair Win Silver In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Final

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 53 min ago

"This was an incredible ice-dance event," Maia Shibutani said, of a competition marked by high scores and high drama — and an electric program by Canadian legends Tess Virtue and Scott Moir.

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French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 41 min ago

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.

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What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 13 min ago

Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to explore the secret lives of billionaires. What she found, she said, shocked her.

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At Munich Security Conference, Frayed Relations On Display As Global Crises Grow

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 16:54

Confrontation and ultimatums replaced compromise and consensus at the meeting, where North Korea and the Iran deal topped the agenda. A commentator described it as "the end of the road" for diplomacy.

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Chicago Fans Bounced For Racist Taunts Aimed At Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 16:48

Four Chicago Blackhawks fans were ejected from their home arena for racially taunting a black player from the visiting Washington Capitals.

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'New York Times' Investigates Ambush Of U.S. Soldiers In Niger

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 16:17

A New York Times investigation has found new details about an ambush in Niger last year that left four U.S. soldiers dead. Host Ari Shapiro talks with Rukmini Callimachi who reported the story.

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Laura Ingraham Told LeBron James To Shut Up And Dribble; He Went To The Hoop

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 16:04

The Fox News host sought to rebuke the NBA All-Star for "talking politics." James said the flap created awareness on the NBA's "best weekend": "I get to sit up here and talk about social injustice."

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In Pennsylvania, New Court-Drawn Voting Map Could Shift Advantage To Democrats

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:52

The state Supreme Court declared the previous districts an unconstitutional gerrymander. Republicans vow to challenge the new map, which they say amounts to overreach by the Democratic-majority court.

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'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

NPR Books - February 19, 2018 - 15:44

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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Why Employers In Georgia Are Watching The Immigration Debate Closely

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:41

In Dalton, Ga., the self-proclaimed "carpet capital of the world," business leaders are worried about what will happen if DACA protections disappear.

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Brazil Hit By An Explosive Wave Of Bank Thefts

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:32

In Rio de Janeiro, thieves are robbing banks by blowing them up. The country's president is putting the military in charge of security there.

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U.S. Seeks To Put Pakistan On Global Terror List

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:30

The U.S. is trying to get Pakistan put on a global terror watch list in the latest sign of tensions between the two countries.

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National Politics Impact Local Elections

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:29

In Wisconsin, President Donald Trump's controversial comments and policies are figuring into the normally quiet, nominally nonpartisan race for state Supreme Court justice.

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Texas GOP Official's Web Post Distributed By Russian Bot

NPR Top Stories - February 19, 2018 - 15:28

Dwayne Wright, chairman of the San Jacinto County Republican Party, discovered a photo of his was shared by the web based group Heart of Texas part of Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election.

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