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Online Dating Is On The Rise (But There Are Still Haters)

We're buying cars online, ordering groceries online and, more and more, finding love there too. Online dating, and social support for it, is at an all-time high. But whether you're beginning or ending relationships digitally, you might have some awkward encounters.
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Obama Says He's 'Frustrated' About Health Care Site Issues

At the White House on Monday, President Obama acknowledged widespread problems with his health care law's website while still defending the Affordable Care Act. NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley talks with Steve Inskeep about the president's remarks.
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Facebook Users Don't 'Like' This: Status Update Error Messages

Lots of users have encountered problems when they try to update their status or "like" a post.
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France, Mexico Latest Nations Reportedly Spied On By U.S.

New documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president. France has demanded an explanation.
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What's Creepy, Crawly And A Champion Of Neuroscience?

The new RoboRoach project allows users to influence the movements of cockroaches with a smartphone. Greg Gage of Backyard Brains says it's not brain control but more like the bridle of a horse. The RoboRoach just provides a sensation that makes the cockroach perceive an obstacle.
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When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

The reSTART clinic in Washington State treats Internet addicts. Many of the young men who go through the program have been using video games as an escape for years, only to lose themselves in the process. But avoiding the Internet can be nearly impossible, and finding the right balance is a "constant struggle," one patient says.
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Chinese Edict Against 'Rumors' Puts Popular Bloggers At Risk

A new Chinese rule targets Chinese bloggers whose posts against their government have gone viral. One blogger and editor for the Chinese Wall Street Journal, Li Yuan, talks to host Scott Simon about the increased danger of posting in China.
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Credit Cards Under Pressure To Police Online Expression

The Web is full of sites promoting views that many find offensive — and often, those sites do business with credit card companies. Some advocacy groups are pressuring Visa and MasterCard to end those relationships, but others worry these campaigns will have a chilling effect on free speech online.
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Why Scientists Are Trying Viruses To Beat Back Bacteria

Researchers say naturally occurring viruses that target bacteria might one day help help treat human infections with germs that are resistant to antibiotics. The research is still in the early stages, and there are quite a few challenges to overcome before a treatment can even be tested in humans.
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Google's Stock Closes Above $1,000

It joins a rare club, including Priceline.com and Seaboard, which processes hogs and turkeys. The stock climbed 14 percent on good news about the search giant's advertising business.

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