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Obama Directs The Pentagon To Study Gun Safety

The White House has ordered the Pentagon to study gun safety in an attempt to field new technologies that make weapons safer. But the military services don't have any desire for safer weapons, and none of the technologies or products that already exist have found any acceptance among gun buyers.
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Despite Hybrid Losses, Car Companies Invest In Tech

Even automakers are making a boatload on trucks, they're investing tens of billions in new technology. NPR reports on how tomorrow's hybrid is brought to you by today's pickup truck.
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Animal Rights Group Loses Copyright Suit Over Monkey Selfies

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a monkey cannot own the copyrights to selfies he took.
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Netflix Goes Global With Expansion Into 130 New Countries

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Gina Keating, author of Netflixed, about Netflix's announcement Wednesday that it is expanding into 130 new countries and adding several languages to its site.
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Monkey Can't Own Copyright To His Selfie, Federal Judge Says

A district judge in San Francisco said that Congress and the president can choose to "extend the protection of law to animals as well as humans" — but that for now, no, monkeys can't own copyrights.
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How Current Campaign Finance Laws Are Shaping The 2016 Presidential Race

Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie is among those speaking out against the U.S. campaign finance system: How the Citizens United ruling, limits on individual donations and so-called dark money are shaping campaign strategies the 2016 presidential race.

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At CES, New Robots Deliver More Coos Than Utility

Robots may be in our future, but the future isn't quite here.
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Environmental Outlook: A New Push For Carbon Removal

The climate agreement reached in Paris last month set ambitious goals for curbing global warming. Some say those goals cannot be achieved through reducing emissions alone and that it's time to take a more serious look at carbon removal.

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Kids And Screen Time: A Peek At Upcoming Guidance

Does using digital media require moderation, like eating some tasty foods, or abstinence, like cigarettes? An expert weighs in.

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Obama Aims To Expand Background Checks To Online Gun Sales

Gun control advocates say that will tighten a big loophole allowing guns to change hands illegally. Gun rights groups say the president's executive order will mostly penalize law-abiding gun owners.

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