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Apple Upgrade Tracks Customers Even When Marketing Apps Are Off

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 7:50am

Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.

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Berlusconi Ordered To Do Community Service At Senior Center

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 6:10am

Italy's former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.

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Boston Stronger: City Marks One Year Since Marathon Bombings

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 6:09am

On this April 15, Americans are thinking about the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred a year ago. A moment of silence will be observed at 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion.

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Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 6:06am

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.

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In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 5:43am

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.

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An 'Idiot With A Gun' Leaves Families In Kansas Reeling

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 5:05am

As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.

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Ukrainian Military Says It Is Moving Against Pro-Russia Protesters

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 3:25am

Special forces will try to dislodge armed men who are occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine. Russia's role in those protests "seems much more evident," NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.

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Runner Returns To Boston With A New Outlook On Life

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 3:24am

Demi Clark was just feet from finishing the 2013 Boston Marathon when her life changed forever as a bomb went off next to the course. Now she's back for another go and a chance to inspire others.

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Sometimes Getting Along Comes Down To How You Say 'Gravy'

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 3:03am

A recent study on immigrant job-seekers in the United Kingdom reminds us again of the importance of code-switching: Unwritten cultural codes in conversation can have far-reaching impacts.

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Did You See It? If Not, Here's The 'Blood Moon'

NPR Top Stories - April 15, 2014 - 2:35am

The view was great across much of the Americas early Tuesday as the moon turned red during a total lunar eclipse. If you missed it, the next one comes on Oct. 8.

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Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 11:25pm

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

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The 7.5 Million Insured Through Obamacare Are Only Part Of The Story

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 11:24pm

Millions signed up for health insurance through state exchanges and HealthCare.gov. But another several million bypassed the exchanges and bought health coverage directly from insurers.

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A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 11:23pm

A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.

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Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 11:22pm

Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.

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After 25 Years Of Amnesia, Remembering A Forgotten Tiananmen

NPR Top Stories - April 14, 2014 - 11:22pm

The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.

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