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James Webb Space Telescope Wings It

The James Webb Space Telescope will succeed Hubble in 2018, boasting modern computers and a mirror with seven times the viewing area. Bob Hellekson, ATK Program Manager for the telescope, discusses the telescope's newly constructed wings, designed to support the telescope's folding mirror, and astrophysicist Stacy Palen talks about what the telescope may reveal about the cosmos.
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Senate Moves To Update Federal Online Privacy Laws

The long-promised update to the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act is moving through Congress. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would make the police get a warrant before peeking at your old emails and anything else you store online. The House is moving in the same direction.
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Mo Ibrahim: The 'Bill Gates Of Africa'

Mobile communications entrepreneur, billionaire, and philanthropist, Mohamed 'Mo' Ibrahim is optimistic about the continent's future. He's invested millions of dollars to support good governance there. Host Michel Martin sits down with Ibrahim to talk about Africa's economic and social development.
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Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Among other things, the tech giant says it will more clearly label results from its own services and more prominently display competitors' results.
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Phone Calls Prove Prohibitively Expensive For Prisoners

The inability to keep in contact with family is one of the many sad facts of life for inmates in the U.S., but D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says there might be an easy fix.

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Boeing To Resume 787 Deliveries; NTSB Probes Certification

The transportation safety agency is trying to find out why the certification process for the new passenger aircraft didn't catch a critical problem with batteries.
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AP's Twitter Account Running Again Following Tuesday's Hack

One day after suspending its account because of a hacking, the wire service says it is back on Twitter.
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Google Execs Say 'The Power Of Information Is Underrated'

Is it naive to believe that improved Internet access can help open up truly autocratic regimes like North Korea? Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, authors of The New Digital Age, say the power of information is underrated.
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Investors Less Pessimistic About Apple's Growth Potential

Apple released quarterly earnings on Tuesday that beat Wall Street's bearish expectations. Investors have done a pessimistic about-face on Apple since the company's stock price topped $700 in September. Apple's earnings were lower than a year ago for the first time in a decade. But Apple did offer investors some goodies — it increase its dividend and added $50 billion to a stock buyback program.

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