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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.
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Combating Addiction With Abuse Deterrent Drugs

Kojo explores the promise that new "abuse deterrent" formulations of painkillers hold for both fighting a surging prescription drug addiction epidemic and treating patients who seek pain relief.

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Pittsburgh Officials Announce Shut Down Of Large Cybercrime Network

Law enforcement officials in Pittsburgh announced Wednesday a tiny corner of the dark web was taken down. They arrested and charged a dozen people in one of the largest cybercrime take downs to date.
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3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

This week, our #RaceOnTech discussion has turned up some common themes regarding diversity in the science and technology fields: the role of identity, the wealth gap and the importance of mentors.
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Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Shut Down; Dozens Arrested

Those indicted include an accused administrator who created a large network of hacked computers that stole private data "on approximately 200,000,000 occasions."
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Biohackers Aim To Make Homebrew Insulin, But Don't Try It Yet

Insulin can be expensive even with insurance, and millions of people need it to stay alive. Proponents of the biohacking movement say it should be possible to make it safely and cheaply.
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Wal-Mart Challenges Amazon 'Prime Day' With Rival Sale

It might be July, but retailers are staging a Black Friday style event on Wednesday. Amazon will offer its Prime members thousands of items at discounted prices for one day. Wal-Mart is punching back.
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Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

The HPV vaccine has failed to gain market share compared to other new vaccines, even though it's great at preventing cancer. Concerns about teen promiscuity and attempts to require it may be why.
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The Pluto Mission, And Beyond, With NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan

Her father was a rocket engineer for NASA, and she's now the agency's scientist in chief. On the same day a NASA probe reached Pluto, Ellen Stofan discusses the agency's scientific priorities, the search for extraterrestrial life and the landscape for other women to pursue a career like hers.

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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.

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