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August 1, 2014 | NPR · A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is reigniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)
 

Continuum
July 31, 2014 | NPR · You can use a 3-D printer to craft yourself a cellphone case, a toy car or a new trachea. This week’s innovation introduces 3-D printed high heels, and the print-and-wear fad as a growing trend.
 

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July 31, 2014 | NPR · Developers hope technology can help stop sexual assaults on campus — or at least provide students with easier access to resources.
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that’s largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls “guided search.”
 

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July 30, 2014 | NPR · The company’s move to break its app in two is costing it the users who loved Foursquare the most. “Why do I need two apps when I had one that provided both services?” asked one user.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · Hotels are happy to charge you $300 a night for a stay, but their Wi-Fi speeds are often too slow to stream a movie. Now, two competing sites are trying to solve the problem.
 

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July 29, 2014 | NPR · The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular “share economy” apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.
 

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July 28, 2014 | NPR · One-click online shopping is changing how we shop. Stores with leases as short as a day are proliferating — meaning a storefront can be a designer clothing store one day and a test kitchen the next.
 

AP
July 26, 2014 | NPR · Linguists and native speakers around the world are turning to Facebook, Twitter and other sites to help pass indigenous, minority and endangered languages on to new generations.
 

AP
July 26, 2014 | NPR · The roundup: Twitter released a scorecard showing that its workforce is largely male and white. And what happens to our digital stuff after we log off for the last time?
 

 

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News

August 1, 2014 | NPR · The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.
 

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Two Americans infected with Ebola in West Africa are flying to Atlanta. They will be the first patients treated for the disease in the U.S. What’s the risk of Ebola spreading during the transport?
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · Calling the shootings “questionable,” a civil rights attorney in Oakland requested action by the Justice Department. The Salinas police chief said that would be premature.
 

Arts & Life

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood’s most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith’s legendary career.
 

Music

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August 1, 2014 | NPR · Think opera plots are tough to follow? Try wading through the complicated action offstage at the Metropolitan Opera. Here’s who’s involved — with perspective on disputes that aren’t new.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 1, 2014 | NPR · Friend shares his love of New Orleans “jass” by playing “Sweet Lorraine” on six-string banjo.
 

August 1, 2014 | NPR · James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In ’80s and ’90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.
 

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