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Should Police Be Able To Keep Their Devices Secret?

Officers use "StingRays" to mimic a cell phone tower and intercept information from phones in a whole neighborhood. Versions of the devices have been around for years, but the federal government and local police have kept them under wraps.
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How Did 'Good Girls' From Colorado Get Recruited By ISIS?

Three Denver-area teenaged girls were arrested after leaving the U.S. and seeking to join militants of the Islamic State in Syria. The teenagers were arrested in Germany over the weekend and returned home by the FBI on Monday. Robert Siegel talks to Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio.
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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

Scientists first figured the claw-tipped, giant arm bones found in 1965 belonged to an ostrichlike dinosaur. But its recently recovered skull looks more like a dino designed by a committee — of kids.
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NHTSA Adds More Than 3 Million Vehicles To Air Bag Recall

Almost 8 million vehicles are now being recalled over worries their air bags could malfunction. Vehicle owners in hot and humid climates are under special alert.
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Poll: Broad Support In U.S. For Ebola Travel Ban

An NPR poll finds a clear majority of Americans are worried about Ebola. Fifty-six percent of people are either "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about the spread of the Ebola virus to the U.S.
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A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

The DNA in this ancient Siberian leg bone shows that the man had Neanderthal ancestors — yet more proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred. And he lived much farther north than expected.
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More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

Lots of groups and individuals try to help the homeless in their communities by offering them food. But a report finds that cities are increasingly passing measures to restrict these efforts.
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Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq

One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.
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Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women

The Pew Research Center's first study on online harassment shows it happens to most Internet users. But gender disparities are starkest in online gaming.
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Banned Drugs Still Turning Up In Weight-Loss Supplements

Just because the Food and Drug Administration recalls a supplement because it contains dangerous substances doesn't mean the product disappears from the market.

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