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Creepers, Golliwog, Spalding

Studio 360 - January 18, 2038 - 11:14pm
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NPR Arts & Culture - May 27, 2014 - 12:00am

The summer-movie slate looks like a typically airheaded one, from Land of the Lost to the naughty new spoof Bruno. But fear not: We found a few dramas — even some foreign weepies — to help tide you over.

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The Ambitious Drive To Do Too Much Too Fast, On Screen And Off

NPR Arts & Culture - 23 min 16 sec ago

Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, a celebrated cinematographer. While his visual sophistication is evident, so is his limited experience with storytelling.

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Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

NPR News - 39 min 41 sec ago

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

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Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

NPR News - 2 hours 4 min ago

About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.

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Ukraine Crisis: Diplomats Meet, Putin Admits Russia's Role In Crimea

NPR News - 2 hours 38 min ago

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Near 7-Year Low

NPR News - 3 hours 11 min ago

The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.

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Putin Tells Snowden That Russia Doesn't Do Mass Surveillance

NPR News - 3 hours 54 min ago

It was one spy speaking to another, as Putin put it, when "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden asked the Russian leader on national TV whether his nation has a program like the U.S. National Security Agency's.

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Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit?

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 13 min ago

Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

NPR News - 4 hours 15 min ago

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

Morning Edition - 4 hours 15 min ago

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR News - 4 hours 45 min ago

Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when disaster struck. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

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'Over Easy' Serves Up Savory Memories Of A Vintage Diner

NPR Arts & Culture - 4 hours 46 min ago

Mimi Pond's graphic memoir is a rose (or in this case aqua) tinted recollection of her time waitressing at a bohemian diner in Oakland in the 1970s. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says it's a sweet tribute.

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No Sign Yet Of Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Disaster

NPR News - 4 hours 54 min ago

Divers are having difficulty getting into the capsized ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when it capsized. Most of the passengers were high school students on a school trip.

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Salon Uses Image Of North Korea's Leader To Promote Discount

Morning Edition - 5 hours 22 min ago

The sign with a picture of Jim Jong-un offered 15 percent off all men's cuts through April. Two officials from the North Korean embassy arrived at the London salon and ordered the sign be taken down.

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Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard

Morning Edition - 5 hours 41 min ago

The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back.

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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South

Morning Edition - 6 hours 17 min ago

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

NPR Education - 6 hours 42 min ago

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?

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Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

Morning Edition - 6 hours 42 min ago

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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