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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.
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Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.
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Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.
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Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms

Monday, April 20, 2015

In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.
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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

Monday, April 20, 2015

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.
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Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case

Monday, April 20, 2015

The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.
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Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record.
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Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency To Fight HIV Outbreak

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Beth Meyerson of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University about the nearly 130 confirmed HIV cases, which are linked to injection drug use.
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In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
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Chinese President Visits Pakistan To Finalize Billion-Dollar Trade Route Plan

Monday, April 20, 2015

China's President Xi Jinping is in Pakistan to oversee the signing of agreements for a plan that would build $46 billion in infrastructure and energy projects. China aims to create greater land and sea ties with Pakistan in order to strengthen its influence in European and Middle Eastern markets.
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Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

Monday, April 20, 2015

The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.
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BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers

Monday, April 20, 2015

BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers.
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European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.
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Canadians Hope For An End To 22-Year Stanley Cup Drought

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Cameron French, who wrote a story for Reuters about why this may be the year that a Canadian hockey team wins the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1993.
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Somali-Americans Arrested In Islamic State Recruiting Plot

Monday, April 20, 2015

The FBI arrested six young Somali-Americans Sunday, two in San Diego and four in Minneapolis. The government says they were conspiring to travel to Syria and join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards

Monday, April 20, 2015

Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.
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Saudi Airstrikes Raise Doubts Abroad, Spark Patriotic Fervor At Home

Monday, April 20, 2015

Much of the world is skeptical about the wisdom of the bombing raids in Yemen. But Saudis are rallying around their new king, Salman, and his son, the defense minister.
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Transgender Man Leads 'Men's Health' Cover Model Contest

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Aydian Dowling is leading the popular vote by a landslide in the magazine's annual "Ultimate Guy" contest. If he wins the judges' round, he'd be the first trans man ever on the magazine's cover.
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Murrah Building Bombing Prompted Oklahoma City's Downtown Revival

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Oklahoma City's decaying downtown has changed into a thriving entertainment district over the past 20 years. A former city official says the bombing sharpened the city's desire to revitalize the area.
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System Of A Down, Armenia's Favorite Sons, On Facing History

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The band is performing in its ethnic homeland for the first time, on the centennial of the Armenian genocide. Singer Serj Tankian says that as historical events go, this one couldn't be more personal.
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