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Companies Worried About Hackers Turn To Cyber Insurance

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Health insurer Premera Blue Cross says hackers may have compromised 11 million of its customer accounts. Such attacks are worrying companies, and they're increasingly turning to cyber insurance.

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A Once-Guarded Tradition Spills Open In New Orleans' Streets

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Mardi Gras Indians have become a central part of the city's celebrations, but there was a time when residents found them mysterious and outsiders even considered them dangerous.

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Scientists Catch Up On The Sex Life Of Coral To Help Reefs Survive

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.

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One Year After Mudslide, First Responders Tackle Emotional Damage

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.

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As Women Try Out For Armor Units, 'If You Can Hack It, You Can Hack It'

Thursday, March 19, 2015

As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.

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Why Is Insulin So Expensive In The U.S.?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The hormone that controls blood sugar among diabetics is one of the oldest medicines used today. But more than 90 years after its discovery, a low-cost version is no longer available in the U.S.

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Microsoft Is Phasing Out Internet Explorer

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what's currently being called Project Spartan.

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Blue Shield Of California Loses Exemption From State Taxes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The state's third largest insurer reportedly has $4.2 billion in financial reserves. The firm's former public policy director says the insurer is "unwilling or incapable" of serving the public good.

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All Things Considered

Bad Blood Gets Worse Between Barack, Bibi And Israel

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election is likely to cause President Obama more headaches when it comes to dealing with Republicans, the Iran negotiations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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All Things Considered

Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.

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All Things Considered

WATCH: Police Detonate 20,000 Pounds Of Fireworks

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Midland, Texas, Police Department and others assisted the ATF in detonating the illegal fireworks. It took them 3 1/2 days.

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Chicago Mayor's Race Reveals Deep Divide In Democratic Party

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Progressives contend former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel favors the wealthy over the working class. But Emanuel's moderate backers say he's more inclusive than he gets credit for.

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Premera Blue Cross Cyberattack Exposed Millions Of Customer Records

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The health insurance provider has revealed that a cyberattack discovered in January may have made the medical and financial information of 11 million people vulnerable to thieves.

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Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Video blogger and DJ Jay Smooth was on MSNBC Tuesday night to talk about Starbucks' "Race Together" campaign, which has already birthed a very public, cringeworthy conversation about race.

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More Storefront 'Roommates' Splitting Space, Customers

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A growing number of small business owners are holding down costs by trying out a concept called "retail space sharing." But the economic marriages of convenience can also come with some some stresses.

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Announces Anti-Discrimination Plan

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon announced Wednesday a plan to eliminate instances of racial discrimination and insensitivity among its members nationwide.

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Starbucks Faces Criticism Over 'Race Together' Campaign

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Starbucks launched its campaign this week to spur a conversation around race. But despite criticism across social media, some Starbucks customers in New York City seem open to the discussion.

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Penn State Suspends Fraternity After Nude Photos Posted Online

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Penn State University suspended one of its fraternities this week after learning that some members of the fraternity posted nude photos of women online that were taken without their consent.

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Pain From The Grain: Corn Belt Towns Languish As Prices Drop

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Some farmers won't break even this planting season, and may have to tap into their savings. Many Corn Belt towns depend largely on these farmers and businesses linked to farming.

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How Much Can Women Trust That Breast Cancer Biopsy?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pathologists are great at spotting cancer, but less so at identifying atypical cells or DCIS, a study finds. That could lead to women getting too much treatment — or not enough.

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