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At 50 Years Old, The Challenge To Keep Up With Moore's Law 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:12:00 -0400 
    Gordon Moore's observation on the exponential improvement in hardware has pushed computers to be faster, smaller and cheaper. But there may be a point where tech advancements outpace the theory.

Federal Panel Revisits Contested Recommendation On Mammograms 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:08:00 -0400 
    In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.

Meet The 'Accidental Activists' Of The Supreme Court's Same-Sex-Marriage Case 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:27:00 -0400 
    The legal battle over same-sex marriage hits the Supreme Court next week. It's an extraordinarily high-stakes clash, but the men and women at the center of it see themselves as incredibly ordinary.

Alex Rodriguez Closes In On 660 Homerun Record Set By Willie Mays 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:32 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block talks with Mark Feinsand, Yankees beat writer with the New York Daily News, about Alex Rodriguez's game this year and how he is expected to surpass Willie Mays' 660 homerun record.

Indiana Governor Extends Public Health Emergency To Fight HIV Outbreak 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block talks with Beth Meyerson of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention at Indiana University about the nearly 130 confirmed HIV cases, which are linked to injection drug use.

BuzzFeed Under Fire After Deleting Stories Critical Of Its Advertisers 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    BuzzFeed is facing criticism after acknowledging that it deleted some posts because they criticized its advertisers.

Somali-Americans Arrested In Islamic State Recruiting Plot 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    The FBI arrested six young Somali-Americans Sunday, two in San Diego and four in Minneapolis. The government says they were conspiring to travel to Syria and join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:00 -0400 
    The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.

BP Oil Spill Anniversary Highlights Changes In Industry Safety Standards 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:19:00 -0400 
    Offshore oil industry safety standards have been scrutinized since the BP spill five years ago. It happened when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing over 3 billion barrels to gush out.

Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:32:00 -0400 
    Five years after the BP oil spill, the public has stopped asking whether seafood from the Gulf is safe to eat. But now there's a supply issue, and fishermen worry about the future of their industry.

'Post And Courier' Of Charleston, S.C., Wins Pulitzer For Public Service 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:11:00 -0400 
    The newspaper's series examined why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women in the United States. Anthony Doerr won the prize for fiction for All the Light We Cannot See.

Doctors Don't Always Ask About Pet-Related Health Risks 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:07:00 -0400 
    People can pick up germs and parasites from their pets, and some of them can be nasty. Health care providers for all species could do a better job of communicating the risks, a study finds.

Shipwrecks Ahoy: Coast Guard Shares Pics From Crystal-Clear Lake Michigan 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:25:00 -0400 
    All of that cold, fresh water has helped preserve wrecked ships over the years. A Coast Guard helicopter recently captured some striking images of historic ships.

Twitter Now Allows Users To Receive Direct Messages From Any User 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:13:00 -0400 
    Before today, a Twitter user could send direct messages only if the recipient was one of the user's followers. Now there's an option that would allow users to message anyone on Twitter.

George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:03:00 -0400 
    A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.
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