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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s health is said to be stable but “very fragile”; Dave Eggers’ new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
 

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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 · 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 · A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.
 

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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.
 

April 15, 2014 | NPR · Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg News cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.
 

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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 15, 2014 | NPR · 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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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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News

April 17, 2014 | NPR · About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria’s military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
 

Arts & Life

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s health is said to be stable but “very fragile”; Dave Eggers’ new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
 

April 17, 2014 | NPR · Mimi Pond’s graphic memoir is a rose (or in this case aqua) tinted recollection of her time waitressing at a bohemian diner in Oakland in the 1970s. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says it’s a sweet tribute.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ellah Allfrey reviews Kinder Than Solitude, by Yiyun Li.
 

Music

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April 17, 2014 | KCRW · After spending time in a decked out geodesic dome in the desert, the LA band is back with their second album. See them perform their new “Love Is To Die” in the KCRW studios.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform “Become What You Are” in this Field Recording, captured during SXSW at an intimate backyard venue in east Austin.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Join tenor Ian Bostridge, conductor Ton Koopman and other singers, conductors and scholars for a guided tour of Bach’s sacred masterpiece, first heard on Good Friday in Leipzig in 1727.
 

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