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Rand Paul's Kentucky Problem

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Republican senator, a top 2016 presidential prospect, is up against a state law that prevents him from running for re-election and for president simultaneously.

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Trouble Swallowing Pills? Try The 'Pop Bottle' Or The 'Lean Forward'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

One-third of people have trouble downing pills, and many skip taking medications as a result. A researcher in Germany says that two techniques help. Really? We tested them ourselves to find out.

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Run The Jewels: 'I'm Taking This Life'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Me and Mike have managed to find a decent way to express something symbolically that kids need to be able to say simply," says El-P. "I'm taking it over."

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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Q&A: Lamar Alexander On Education In The New Congress

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The veteran Tennessee senator is poised to take a leading role on education in the Republican-controlled Congress.

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Politics And A Food Fight Are Stalling A Major U.S.-Asia Trade Deal

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Supporters of expanded trade with Asian nations hoped this week would bring completion of a major deal, but U.S. and Japanese negotiators โ€” and Obama and congressional Republicans โ€” still don't agree.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.

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Tech Star Wants To Make Diversity Plug-And-Play For Silicon Valley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tristan Walker, founder and CEO of Walker & Co. Brands, and J.J. McCorvey, a writer at Fast Company, discuss the tech industry's diversity problem.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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Veterans Voices Multitracked, Overdubbed, Amplified Through An Actor

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle post-traumatic stress disorder.

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43 On 41: A President Traces The Life Of His Father

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Former President George W. Bush sits down with host David Greene to discuss his new book, 41, a biography of his father and fellow former President George H.W. Bush.

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A Marine's Parents' Story: Their Memories That You Should Hear

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sylvia and Ron McHone of Crystal Lake, Ill., knew the news was not good when Marines came to their door after 10 o'clock at night in 2012. This is their story.

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These Bookish Millennials Make Memes Worth Reading Into

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

From a spoof of Kanye West's "Bound 2" (called "Hardcover Bound 2") to click-bait classic novel titles, millennials are proving that smart content and Internet frippery aren't mutually exclusive.

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Researchers To Attempt Robotic Landing On Comet's Surface

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Putting a probe on a comet's surface would be a first for mankind. But it doesn't look like it will be easy.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Download a free sampler of tunes hand-selected by our panel of public-radio hosts, including new music from Oil Boom, Damien Rice, Melody's Echo Chamber and Lost Midas.

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Microsoft Wants To Mine Data Like A Social Network

Monday, November 10, 2014

Microsoft is going social. With more than a billion people using Office, the company hopes to gather data and create social tools to help users be more productive in their workplaces and lives.

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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Monday, November 10, 2014

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys school killed up to 50 students.

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Police Can Seize And Sell Assets Even When The Owner Broke No Law

Monday, November 10, 2014

Civil asset forfeiture rules say all that matters is that the car or house or cash was used by somebody in a crime. Challenging the seizure is often too costly to be worth it.

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