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Datapalooza: A Concept, A Conference And A Movement

Entrepreneurs, investors and data geeks descended on Washington, D.C., in pursuit of better ways to make health information useful for consumers. They urged bureaucrats to set the health data free.
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Report: Accidents Likely In Environmentally Fragile Seas

The WWF study says that the delicate South China Sea, Mediterranean and North Sea are also among the most prone to shipwrecks.
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Wal-Mart Meeting Spurs Protests Over Low Pay, Safety Issues

The annual shareholders' meeting of retailing giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was marked by protests this week, as striking workers assembled in Arkansas to call for higher wages and better safety rules. A former Bangladeshi garment worker spoke inside the meeting.
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Poll: Americans, Chinese Harbor Mutual Suspicions

As President Obama and his Chinese counterpart prepare for a two-day summit in California, a new Pew survey shows that distrust between the two peoples is on the rise.
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California Nuclear Plant Slated For Permanent Shut Down

The plant's twin reactors went offline last year due to a small radiation leak and the operator has been unable to get approval to restart them.
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On National Doughnut Day, Free Food And Feel-Good History

Friday's holiday wasn't the brain child of doughnut vendors trying to push their sugary, deep-fried treats (though some will give them to you for free). The holiday stems from the wartime volunteer service of "dough girls" — and even helped to lighten the dark days of Vietnam POWs.
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Photo Staff Firings Won't Shake Pulitzer Winner's Focus

The Chicago Sun-Times made a surprise announcement last week: it fired its entire photography staff. Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist John White worked there for more than forty years. He talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about what this news means for him personally and the future of photojournalism.
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Are There Jobs Out There For Recent Grads?

June means graduation, but walking across the stage is creating anxiety for new grads looking for jobs. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax, and the Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy about Friday's job numbers, and how the hunt is going for recent graduates.
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No Big Waves In The Labor Pool

Friday's news from the Labor Department offers a snapshot of an economy that's treading water. Employers added 175,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent. The numbers show "the ongoing slog in the labor market," one economist said.

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