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March 27, 2015 | NPR · Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
 

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March 27, 2015 | NPR · In an effort to connect teenagers with mental health services, New York is testing counseling via text for high school students. They join a growing trend.
 

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March 24, 2015 | NPR · Google has been researching the possibility of ranking search results based on established facts. Were this to become the norm, it would have huge implications for future discourse, says Adam Frank.
 

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March 24, 2015 | NPR · What’s behind the curious food fad of mukbang, or live-streamed broadcasts of people eating endless amounts of food? The genre is so popular in South Korea that its stars pull in $10,000 a month.
 

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March 23, 2015 | NPR · If you’re trying out for a job, the one judging you may not be a person — it could be a computer. Algorithms are evaluating human voices to determine which ones are engaging, calming and trustworthy.
 

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March 20, 2015 | NPR · For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how The Great Wave went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan’s founder walked away.
 

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March 18, 2015 | NPR · The Web browser will be replaced in Windows 10, with what’s currently being called Project Spartan.
 

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March 18, 2015 | NPR · People don’t always like what they see when they Google themselves. EU residents have a right to request that unflattering material be removed from online search results. Should the U.S. follow suit?
 

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March 17, 2015 | NPR · When online social networks open up spaces for suicide prevention with untrained peer support, they walk the fragile line between invasion of privacy and supporting those who need help.
 

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March 16, 2015 | NPR · Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn’t raise children.
 

 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · At a summit in Egypt, the embattled Yemeni President Abdel Raboo Mansour Hadi also described Houthi rebels as “puppet of Iran.”
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces off against former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari in what is being described as the closest contest in the history of the West African country.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Andreas Lubitz is believed to have locked the pilot of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9524 out of the cockpit before deliberately putting the aircraft into a fatal descent.
 

Arts & Life

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · The final season of Mad Men is about to begin, so we’ve decided to ask the show’s creator about men who are glad rather than mad — success coaches, motivational speakers and happiness gurus.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.
 

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · Spring in the West Bank means Bedouin herders’ ewes and nanny goats are full of milk — and cheese making abounds. The traditional method relies on a few simple ingredients and a long cultural memory.
 

Music

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March 28, 2015 | NPR · The a cappella quartet, known for luminous interpretations of medieval pieces, teams up with folk musician Bruce Molsky in music from more modern times — popular songs from the Civil War era.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · John Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He was found dead this week at his home in Scotland.
 

March 28, 2015 | NPR · For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, Made in Brazil.
 

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