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Judge Rules Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

The ruling says some provisions in a new state law prevent doctors from acting in their patients' interests, and would unreasonably restrict women from accessing abortion clinics. The state is expected to appeal, and the case could end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Trains Gain Steam In Race To Transport Crude Oil In The U.S.

Oil production in the U.S. is booming, and that's making it harder to get crude oil from the field to the refinery. With pipelines filled to capacity, energy firms are turning to rail networks.
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Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

Humans and other primates have really good vision. One scientist thinks that ability evolved in part to help monkeys and humans quickly recognize venomous snakes. When monkeys see photos of snakes, neurons in a specific part of the brain light up. The neurons respond to photos of the reptiles more than to monkey faces.
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Syrian Hackers Hit Social Media Accounts Linked To President

The group of hackers working in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed responsibility for the brief attack that hijacked links on the @BarackObama Twitter feed.
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Penn State To Pay Nearly $60 Million In Abuse Settlement

The deals with 26 young men stem from the conviction last year of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on 45 counts of sexual abuse.
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If Pumpkin Destruction Offends You, DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO

For four years now, a Tennessee man who usually posts videos about shooting has had some fun with pumpkins. From tractors to handguns, he comes up with a variety of ways to dispose of them.
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What You Need To Know About Babies, Toddlers And Screen Time

Researchers are still learning about the effects of touch-screens on kids. But scientists say that certain kinds of screen time, involving interaction with other people, can help youngsters learn.
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International Bugging: Why The U.S. Snoops

News organizations in France, Germany and Spain have reported wide-spread monitoring by the National Security Agency in their countries. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with journalists from Der Spiegel and Le Figaro, about the recent revelations.
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Sean Combs' Revolt TV: Puff Daddy Magic?

Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs has launched his own channel for cable. Revolt TV aims to bring a new generation - and its love of social media - to music television. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the venture with NPR television correspondent and critic Eric Deggans.
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Condola Rashad: A Fresh Face To The Classic 'Juliet'

The daughter of actress Phylicia Rashad stars opposite Orlando Bloom in a new Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet. Condola Rashad speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about this new twist on the classic Shakespearean play.

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