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U.S. Charges 6 Chinese Nationals With Stealing Tech Secrets

A 32-page indictment by federal prosecutors charges the six with economic espionage and trade secret theft. They are accused of stealing wireless technology from a pair of U.S. companies.
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U.S. Should Take A Tougher Stand Toward China, Report's Authors Say

Two former U.S. diplomats argue it's time to think of China less as a trading partner and more as a threat. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Blackwill and Ashley Tellis about a paper they co-wrote.
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She's Got One Of The Toughest Diseases To Cure. And She's Hopeful

Drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem. It's spread through the air. It can kill you. And it's incredibly difficult to treat. But a program in Peru shows that the disease can be cured.
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Live On Pakistani TV: A Call-In Show About Sex

Sex is a topic not often broached in a conservative Muslim country like Pakistan. Yet a cable TV program hosted by a male doctor has proved popular, particularly among 30-something women.
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Home-Brewed Morphine Is Around The Corner

What if microbes could ferment sugar into narcotics, like the way yeasts make beer? That day is quickly approaching. This week scientists report all the steps needed to make morphine in yeast.
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After A Big Victory For ISIS, Iraqi Forces Look To Regroup

With a victory in Ramadi, the Islamic State controls a city just 70 miles from Baghdad. Many civilians are on the move, and Iraq's armed forces are again looking weak.
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Journalist Austin Tice Still Missing In Syria After More Than 1,000 Days

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Debra Tice, whose son disappeared in Syria in August 2012 while working as a freelance journalist. She says the family has new, credible information that he is "safe."
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Takata Expands Airbag Recall To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

Takata, the Japanese airbag manufacturer, has agreed to expand the number of vehicles with defective airbags to nearly 34 million, according to U.S. federal regulators.
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Fall Of Ramadi Sparks New Criticism Over U.S. Strategy In Iraq

The fall of Ramadi, Iraq, to self-declared Islamic State militants has highlighted possible shortcomings in the U.S. strategy to fight the Islamic State.
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Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees

The autopilot toy planes, equipped with cameras, help conservationists detect illegal logging and mining earlier in the remote parts of the Amazon basin.

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