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Left Behind In The Mobile Revolution, Intel Struggles To Innovate

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:25pm

As PC sales fall, the Silicon Valley giant is struggling to remake itself to keep up with cloud computing and mobile. Intel recently announced the layoff of 11 percent of its workforce.

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Critical Drugs For Hospital ERs Remain In Short Supply

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:18pm

The shortages for hospital emergency rooms have persisted even after Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration more power in 2012 to respond when drug supplies are low.

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WATCH: Ted Cruz Clashes With Trump Supporter, 'He Is Playing You For A Chump'

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 12:03pm

It wasn't the only unfortunate incident that befell Ted Cruz's campaign over the weekend as he's struggling to catch Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's crucial vote.

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Detroit Teachers' 'Sickout' Closes More Than 90 Schools

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 11:53am

The public school district says it won't be able to pay employees past June under the current funding plan — even for work already done. A longer-term spending bill is stuck in the state Legislature.

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Halliburton, Baker Hughes Kill $28 Billion Merger Amid Regulator Opposition

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 11:17am

The two oilfield-services companies faced pressure from U.S. and European regulators concerned that a merger would stifle competition. The Justice Department filed suit in April to stop the deal.

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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 9:43am

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.

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100 Meters, 100 Years Old: Ida Keeling Breaks Racing Record

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:56am

Over the weekend, the runner completed the 100-meter dash in 1 minute and 17.33 seconds, the fastest time recorded for a centenarian. Keeling has some advice for the rest of us.

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The Man At The Center Of Iraq's Political Storm

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:35am

In the years after the 2003 U.S. invasion, the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as a powerful anti-government force. Now he's reinvented himself. What role will he play in Iraq's future?

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A 'Tough Decision': Puerto Rican Governor Says Island Will Miss Debt Payment

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:28am

"I've decided that your basic needs come before anything else," Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said, adding that he will not close hospitals in order to pay the island's debt.

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As Democrats Look To General Election, Clinton Raises More Money Than Sanders

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:28am

It was the first time Clinton has raised more money than Sanders in months - a sign the momentum is shifting toward a general election fight.

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:16am

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

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Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 8:12am

Federal programs that collect money from farmers in order to promote pork, beef and eggs have been under attack. They now want to exempt their documents from the Freedom of Information Act.

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CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid On 5th Anniversary

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 7:48am

Osama bin Laden was killed in May 2011. The Internet isn't sure that reconstructing the raid through tweets was the best idea. However you remember that day, here are some things to keep in mind.

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3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 7:11am

Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.

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Can An Online Game Help Create A Better Test For TB?

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 7:00am

In a vote of confidence for citizen science, researchers who created an online RNA-folding game launched the project's first challenge aimed at a disease — creating a better tuberculosis test.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 6:09am

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 4:38am

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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Taking It To The Limit: Cruz, Sanders, Kasich Could Revive Convention Wars

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:19am

Beyond the prospect of winning the actual nomination, each of these men sees a chance to frame the issues and politics of the general election — and to influence party dynamics for years to come.

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Trump Could Be A Real Drag On GOP: Here Are The Top 10 Senate Races To Watch

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:00am

Illinois, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania top list of Senate seats most likely to change hands — and they're all currently Republican-controlled.

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How College Students Are Sleeping ... Or Not

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2016 - 2:00am

A new study breaks down 1.4 million nights of sleep on college campuses. The results are surprising.

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