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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Most websites end in .com, .gov or .edu. But a bunch of new domains have just been added. Now there’s .ninja, .bike, .plumbing and .cool. In all, over 1,000 new top-level domains will be added.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Young ultra-Orthodox Jews are increasingly pursuing college degrees or joining the workforce. That’s challenged matchmaking customs and led to a new service that connects like-minded men and women.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it’s the other way around, when kids can’t get their smartphone-glued parents’ attention?
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Air France and KLM have developed two gadgets — the eTrack and the eTag — that let you drop off your bag without checking it with an agent and track it during your trip.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · 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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April 15, 2014 | NPR · Many parents probably hope their teens will never share explicit cellphone messages or photos. But some researchers and parents now say sexting might just be a normal part of teen development.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · Airlines commonly use Twitter to address the concerns of customers. When US Airways did that Monday, its response included a graphic picture of a naked woman.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · Ingress, an innovative game from a Google startup, is designed to get its players more engaged with each other. And as the game evolves, the writers respond to actions taken by players.
 

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April 14, 2014 | NPR · Servers and bartenders say those addictive glowing screens are changing restaurant experiences, and not for the better. “This is just sort of the new norm,” psychology professor Thomas Plante says.
 

 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are “very excited.”
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they’re required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.
 

Arts & Life

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The master of magic realism was the region’s best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Mike Judge’s HBO sitcom pokes fun at programmers hoping to hit it rich. It’s not the first time Judge has satirized the workplace — his 1999 cult film Office Space explored desk-job induced ennui.
 

Music

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Aimee Mann and Ted Leo began performing together in 2012, when Leo was Mann’s opening act. Mann began joining Leo onstage during his set. Their debut album is “The Both.”
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The Secret Sisters’ new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · A reader asks, “Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes — especially those beloved mixtapes — that don’t have a place to live anymore?”
 

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