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Robot Reporters: Software Turns Raw Data Into Sports, Financial Reports

White collar workers thought their jobs were safe, but nobody can escape the robots. A look at one of the more surprising human occupations to fall to the robot armies: sports and financial reporting.

An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

A Side Of SpaceX You May Not Have Seen Before

CEO Elon Musk's decision to put photos in the public domain was spurred by a Twitter follower who asked: What is there to lose?

Fundraising Site For Teachers Illuminates Classroom Disparities

Since launched in 2000, teachers have been able to crowdfund rather than use their own money to pay for supplies. A broader look at the site's data shows who needs what.

Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead Of 2020

The year 2020 will be the first time the Census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

Remember how the T-1000 in Terminator 2 re-formed out of molten metal? The folks at Carbon3D figured out how to do that in real life, and what they created may be the next iteration of 3-D printing.

#NPRreads: From Supreme Court Justice To The Notorious R.B.G.

For your weekend, here are four recommendations: How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an Internet meme, how The Great Wave went viral, a profile of Hugh Hewitt and why 4Chan's founder walked away.
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Glitch In D.C. Police Database Has Prosecutors Concerned About Missing Data

A glitch in a Metropolitan Police Department database has prosecutors in D.C. scrambling to find out whether key information was withheld from defense attorneys.

Apple Planning To Offer 'Skinny' TV Service, Reports Say

NPR's Don Gonyea interviews Meg James, a corporate media reporter for the Los Angeles Times, about reports that say Apple plans to offer a "skinny" package of channels for cable cord cutters.
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Think Before You Hit Send: D.C. Entrepreneur Helps You Avoid Text Regret

If you've ever sent a text and then regretted it, a 28-year-old entrepreneur in D.C. has a solution for you.