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Wisdom Of The Crowds? Online Effort Seeks To Raise Funds For Greece

A crowd-funding effort to get the $1.8 billion Greece needs to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund has so far raised $124,569. Donors get gifts ranging from salads to gift baskets.
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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will be free for only 3 months.
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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Companies

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Andy Pasztor, aerospace reporter for the Wall Street Journal, about insurance options for SpaceX flights and launches.
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Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight, a trip that will last five days and five nights.
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Can Technology Ease The Burden Of Caring For People With Dementia?

Things like activity trackers and sensors might make it easier to keep people with dementia safe and help caregivers. Researchers are going to test that idea in the real world.
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When It Comes To Learning For The Deaf, 'It's A 3-D Language'

English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.
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Wildlife Forensics Lab Uses Tech To Sniff, Identify Illegal Wood

International timber trafficking is an estimated $100 billion business. A lab that usually focuses on endangered animal cases is using a sophisticated machine to identify contraband wood shipments.
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From Ice Cream To Ian McKellen: Reactions To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court declared it legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart head to Vienna for nuclear talks. The White House announces changes to U.S. hostage policy. And Greek debt negotiations falter. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Service Jobs, Like Uber Driver, Blur Lines Between Old Job Categories

Uber is appealing a California Labor Commission ruling that one of its drivers is an employee. Uber says she is an independent contractor. A new type of job category is emerging: dependent contractor.

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