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Tech Week: Online Threats, N. Korean Threats And RIP Clip Art

In this week's roundup of tech headlines, Microsoft bids adieu to the clip art we came to love and the High Court considers how to handle online threats.
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Key Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Pakistani Raid

Adnan Shukrijumah, who allegedly planned bombings in London and New York and served as the head of al-Qaida's external operations, was killed by troops near the Afghan border, Islamabad says.
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Hagel: 10,800 Troops To Stay In Afghanistan After Dec. 31

The secretary of defense says an additional 1,000 troops will remain to support a NATO training program.
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Obama Appointees Could Become Targets For GOP Ire

Two nominees to President Obama's cabinet await Senate confirmation hearings. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about their prospects.
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Missing Brains May Have Been Destroyed

Last week, KUT's Matt Largey reported on a collection of human brains at the University of Texas — many of which had disappeared. He tells NPR's Scott Simon we now know what may have happened.
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Remembering Rodney King, Southern Calif. Watches Ferguson, NY

LA's Leimert Park neighborhood saw riots after the Rodney King verdict. Nearby in the Simi Valley, where many in law enforcement live, residents see the recent shootings from their own perspective.
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NASA's Orion Capsule Looks And Acts Like Apollo

With the launch of a new NASA spacecraft and a probe nearing Pluto, it's been a busy week in space. NPR science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel tells NPR's Scott Simon what's going on up there.
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'Rolling Stone' Says Trust In Rape Accuser 'Was Misplaced'

Rolling Stone says it should have tried harder to verify the story of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Editors now say they didn't talk to the men who were accused.
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NOLA Police Hope Body Cameras Provide Important Evidence

Police officers in New Orleans started wearing cameras this spring. Independent police monitor Susan Hutson tells NPR's Scott Simon how the NOPD's camera implementation is going.
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Mourners Decry Police Shooting Of Akai Gurley In Brooklyn

Akai Gurley was an unarmed black man killed by a police officer last month. Many of those who attended his wake in Brooklyn Friday night see his killing as fitting into a pattern of police conduct.

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