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Mary Elizabeth Williams: "A Series Of Catastrophes And Miracles"

Immunotherapy has been billed as the most significant advancement in cancer treatment in generations. Six years ago few had ever heard of it. One woman’s story on how she became a breakthrough case for this revolutionary new approach.

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Net Worth Of Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes Plunges To $0 In New 'Forbes' Estimate

One year after Elizabeth Holmes topped the magazine's list of the wealthiest self-made women with a worth of $4.5 billion, Forbes now values her fortune at "nothing."
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Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs

The president went back to the Indiana town to highlight its economic rebound. Since he first visited in early 2009, the unemployment rate has plunged from about 19 percent to around 4 percent.
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Weather Technology Falters Amid Communication Breakdown

Springtime is severe weather time in many parts of the United States. Strong storms and tornadoes can be a daily occurrence. Technology has improved to warn people days in advance, but effectively communicating severe weather remains elusive.
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Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

A social entrepreneur in Brussels is encouraging computer geeks in the Molenbeek neighborhood to change the district's reputation from a hotbed of terrorism to a source of technical innovation — and the results so far have been remarkable.
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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.
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Hillary Clinton's Emails

Hillary Clinton is under pressure after a State Department report criticized her use of a private email server: what's in the report, potential security risks and whether it could affect Secretary Clinton's bid for the White House.

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U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Hackers May Be Spying On Presidential Candidates

The Director of National Intelligence says the U.S. sees signs that hackers are spying on U.S. presidential candidates. NPR explores who is doing the spying and why.
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Gamer, Girlfriend Take Relationship To Next Level After Super Mario Proposal

Pam Edwards was playing the video game next to her boyfriend, Shane Birkinbine. Little did she know, Birkinbine had redesigned the level so the bricks spelled out "Will you marry me?"
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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