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Seniors and Technology

They may be late adopters, but a new report says six in 10 seniors now go online. Still, for someone who doesn't know a hash tag from a hard drive, mastering tech devices can be daunting. Tech Tuesday explains why you should give grandma a new iPad and not a hand-me-down, and how older adults are using tablets and the Internet to connect with family and friends and even to get out of the house more.

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.
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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
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Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a darling of conservatives. It started when he criticized President Obama's health care law and other policies at a Prayer Breakfast with the president just a few feet away.
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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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