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Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

Coachella in California and Lallapalooza in Chicago say they won't tolerate the photo-taking tools. Coachella even dismissed them as "narciss-sticks."
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Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the law after federal regulators approved Palcohol. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says powdered alcohol is a dangerous product and he wants it banned.
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After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

To keep its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of the brightest students in math and computer science each year. The Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.
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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.
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Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Steve Inskeep talks to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a Republican, about the impact of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was recently sighed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
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Front-End Of Tunnel-Boring Machine Freed From Seattle Pit

Engineers have removed the cutter head from the enormous tunneling machine nicknamed Bertha. The malfunctioning part had been stuck for more than a year in a highway project under the city's downtown.
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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.
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Fear of Black Men: How Society Sees Black Men And How They See Themselves

NPR's Michel Martin continues her examination of how the fear of black men plays out in America. She talks with two African-American men about how that fear affects their lives.
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Pentagon Chief Searches For Beginning And Mid-Career Talent

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military is looking for cyber professionals and others, saying it may have to waive barriers like age requirements in order to attract enough tech-savvy recruits.
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Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

As concerns grow that the law is a license to discriminate, GOP lawmakers are seeking clarification for the measure. Democrats say that doesn't go far enough, calling for full repeal of the law.

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