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In A Twist, Tech Companies Are Outsourcing Computer Work To ... Humans

Saturday, July 04, 2015

A new trend is sweeping the tech world: hiring real people. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Wired reporter Julia Greenberg about why tech giants are learning to trust human instinct instead of algorithms.
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In A Time Of Grief And Recovery, A Sunday Sermon Foretold

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The Rev. John Black, of the Campbell Chapel AME Church in Bluffton, S.C., talks to NPR's Arun Rath about grief, forgiveness and rebirth — themes in the sermon he has planned for this Sunday.
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For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?
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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Researchers have uncovered 8 million mummified animals dating back 2,500 years. Most are dogs. Archaeologist Salima Ikram says the huge number points to the likely existence of ancient puppy mills.
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If Robots 'Speak,' Will We Listen? Novel Imagines A Future Changed By AI

Saturday, July 04, 2015

As artificial intelligence alters human connection, Louisa Hall's characters wrestle with whether machines can truly feel. Some "feel they have to stand up for a robot's right to exist," Hall says.
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As Greece Stares Down Its Money Troubles, A Decisive Vote Looms

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Greeks vote Sunday on a referendum that will determine the future of the country's troubled economy and the question of whether Greece remains part of the eurozone.
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Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The U.S. women's national soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1999, but now they've won six games back to back. New York Times reporter Jere Longman explains the ways the team has changed.
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'Firework, Not Fire Fun': The Serious Jobs Of Pyrotechnic Pros

Saturday, July 04, 2015

With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.
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Aphrodisiacs Can Spark Sexual Imagination, But Probably Not Libido

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here's how some got that rep.
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Charleston Reporters Tell The National Story Of Local Violence

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.
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Chicago To Replace Famed Ferris Wheel With Taller One

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Alexander Eisenschmidt, an assistant professor of architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago, about the new Chicago Ferris Wheel.
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Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.
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In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church

Friday, July 03, 2015

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.
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Portland, Ore., Soccer Fans Gear Up For Women's World Cup Final

Friday, July 03, 2015

It's the U.S. and Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada — a rematch of the 2011 championship. Soccer-crazed fans in Portland, Ore., who watched Japan's fortuitous win over England this week, provide plenty of insight about what it will take for the U.S. team to avenge it's loss four years ago.
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Kids Of Richard Dreyfuss Remember Their Dad In 'Jaws'

Friday, July 03, 2015

An encore of a conversation with Ben and Emily Dreyfuss, the adult children of actor Richard Dreyfuss, after they re-watched Jaws. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 8, 2014.
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Chief Bailout Negotiator: Greece Needs An 'Economically Sustainable' Deal

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Euclid Tsakalatos, Greece's deputy foreign minister and chief negotiator in the bailout talks, about Sunday's referendum and what yes and no votes would mean.
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On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

Friday, July 03, 2015

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.
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On Its 40th Anniversary, Remembering The Terror Of 'Jaws'

Friday, July 03, 2015

This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the movie, Jaws, the original summer blockbuster.
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From Jazz To Latin To R&B, NPR Music's Favorite Albums Of 2015 So Far

Friday, July 03, 2015

NPR's favorite albums of the year so far range from hip-hop to Latin music.
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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Friday, July 03, 2015

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.
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