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Report: Target Missed Its Chance To Prevent Data Breach

The giant retailer was hit by a massive breach that exposed tens of millions of customer credit cards to cyberthieves. A Bloomberg Businessweek investigation found that Target missed early warnings.
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SXSW Interactive Wrap-Up: So Much Fest, So Little Time

A look back at some of the bigger conversations and interesting ideas that emerged from the tech ideas fest and marketing bonanza.
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The World Bank Gets An Overhaul — And Not Everyone's Happy

The World Bank is undergoing a vast reorganization, its first in nearly 20 years. The process has been controversial, but the bank's president says it's needed to foster better internal collaboration.
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With 3-D Printing, Affordable Prosthetics Are In Reach

Dan Carsen of WBHM reports how 3-D printers are changing manufacturing. They're cheap, and their results can be impressive. In Alabama, a team is working to create affordable prosthetics for kids.
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For A New View On The West Virginia Spill, Follow The Elk River

In early January, West Virginia's Elk River was contaminated by a chemical spill near Charleston. NPR's Noah Adams returns to the Elk nearly two months later to follow the course of the river.
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Holder Steps Forward For Shorter Drug Sentences

Attorney General Eric Holder is before the U.S. Sentencing Commission to support changes in sentencing for drug offenses, which could shave time off prison terms and reduce federal prison populations.
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Months Later, West Virginians Remain Wary Of Water That Smells

Nearly two months since a chemical leaked into a West Virginia river used for drinking water, Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that residents remain suspicious of the water.
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Where Does The U.S. Stand On Secessionist Movements Abroad?

In an upcoming referendum, Crimean voters will decide whether to declare independence from Ukraine. Jonathan Paquin has studied U.S. stances on breakaway groups, and he explains what to watch for.
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Employers React To New Overtime Expansion

President Obama is directing his Labor Secretary to tighten U.S. overtime laws. Under the changes, millions of workers will become eligible. Business groups are now reacting to the news.
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New Climate For Drug Sentencing, Guidelines Expected To Change

The issue of drug sentencing reform has been getting historic traction in recent months, crossing ideological lines. Attorney General Eric Holder backed the "All Drugs Minus Two" proposal Thursday.

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