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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.
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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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Verizon, Quicken Loans And Others Bid On Yahoo's Core Internet Business

Suitors will submit offers next week for a second round of bidding on Yahoo's Internet business. Renee Montagne talks to Executive Editor Kara Swisher of Recode, a tech news site.
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Hospitals Struggle With How To Innovate In Age Of New Technology

A growing number of hospitals offer state of the art technology. But what that means varies widely from hospital to hospital and in fact, many hospitals continue to grapple with how to upgrade and innovate in traditional systems. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Dr. Neal Sikka, who works on innovation and technology at George Washington University Hospital.
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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

A refrigerator-sized machine could someday make lifesaving drugs on site when outbreaks occur or where medicine is in short supply, like on the battlefield.
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Steve Case On D.C.'s Role In Tech's "Third Wave"

The co-founder of AOL and longtime resident of the Washington region shares his vision for the future of tech.

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Study: China's Government Fabricates About 488 Million Social Media Posts Every Year

"The methods by which they guide public opinion are very sophisticated — they're way more sophisticated than anybody realized," Harvard professor Gary King says.
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Solar Airplane Attempting To Circumnavigate The Globe Takes Off From Tulsa, Okla.

Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane attempting to fly around the world using only the sun's power, is heading toward Dayton, Ohio on the latest leg of its journey.
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For People With Disabilities New Technology Can Be Life Changing

"We shouldn't need to know they have a disability. It should just work for them."
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How Do You Lift A Million Pounds Of Stainless Steel? Very Carefully

The U.S. is the proud owner of the world's largest deadweight machine, used to calibrate high-tech measurement devices. Repairing it recently was risky, using 50-year-old tools. No toes were smashed.

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