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October 25, 2014 | NPR · In this week’s roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn’t work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · “When it comes to voice mail, they’re just over it,” says Jane Buckingham, a trend expert. But it’s still important at work, so younger generations will have to learn what to do after the beep.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The Facebook co-founder and CEO spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing for about 30 minutes. In Mandarin. His audience liked it.
 

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October 23, 2014 | NPR · The saxophone superstar, hugely popular in mainland China, walked into a minefield in Hong Kong. Selfies with demonstrators sparked a response from the government — and Kenny G took down the tweets.
 

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October 22, 2014 | NPR · The Pew Research Center’s first study on online harassment shows it happens to most Internet users. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.
 

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October 21, 2014 | NPR · Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.
 

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October 20, 2014 | NPR · Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple’s launch is bigger, with more financial institutions’ support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.
 

 

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News

October 25, 2014 | NPR · The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Peter Hubbard is one of 20 volunteers in a human safety test of an experimental Ebola vaccine. He tells NPR’s Scott Simon about why he signed up and how he has been feeling.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · How strong is the U.S.-Turkey alliance against the Islamic State? NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, Francis Ricciardone.
 

Arts & Life

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Farah’s latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It’s the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · Composer John Mauceri’s latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He talks with NPR’s Scott Simon.
 

Music

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · Christmas yields dozens of holiday albums each year. But, “Monster Mash” aside, what of Halloween?
 

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October 25, 2014 | NPR · The Danish String Quartet doesn’t live on Brahms and Beethoven alone. Watch the versatile group play Danish folk tunes, from centuries-old Fanø wedding dances to traditional Roskilde reels.
 

October 25, 2014 | NPR · The oratorio is a time-honored way for classical composers to tell a big story. Composer Ted Hearne thinks so too. His new oratorio, The Source, takes on the story of Chelsea Manning and WikiLeaks.
 

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