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Technology
5:38 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 5:55 pm

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained, as well as how you can protect your own material saved to the cloud.

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All Tech Considered
4:15 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

Actor and typewriter aficionado Tom Hanks says typing on a typewriter "is only a softer version of chiseling words into stone."
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Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:14 pm

Tom Hanks' love affair with typewriters began in the 1970s, with his first proper typewriter — a Hermes 2000. Typewriters are "beautiful works of art," he tells NPR's Audie Cornish. "And I've ended up collecting them from every ridiculous source possible."

Hanks admits he started his collection when he had a "little excess cash" but, he points out, it's "better to spend it on $50 typewriters than some of the other things you can blow show-business money on."

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NPR Ed
4:11 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Sounds From The First Day Of School

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Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:14 pm

The day after Labor Day is traditionally the end of summer break and the start of the school year. But for students in many parts of the country, the school year has already started.

Whether you're struggling to find your classroom or remember your locker combination, the first day is a big one for students, teachers and families.

With millions of children headed back to school, we asked reporters from member stations around the country to bring us the sounds of that first day:

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Asia
4:10 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:14 pm

Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities. To learn more about why, and what North Korea hopes to gain from the publicity, Melissa Block talks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha, the former director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council.

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News
3:50 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:14 pm

In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group. U.S. officials are working to determine the video's authenticity.

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Law
3:35 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Page County, Va., Sheriff John Thomas received an MRAP for his department in May. "Is it overkill? Yeah, it is. I mean, for our use, it's more armor than we need. But it's free," he says.
David Welna NPR

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 10:06 pm

Mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop carriers, known as MRAPs, were built to withstand bomb blasts. They can weigh nearly 20 tons, and many U.S. troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are alive today because of them. But many of the vehicles are now considered military surplus, so thanks to a congressionally mandated Pentagon program, they're finding their way to hundreds of police and sheriff's departments.

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Around the Nation
3:08 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Homes On The Grange: The Storied Tents Of A Pa. Fair

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:14 pm

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Around the Nation
3:36 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere

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Around the Nation
3:07 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 3:36 pm

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CORNISH: All summer, dozens of lower-income kids in Providence, Rhode Island learned golf. They spent their days on a nine-hole course, an oasis in a gritty neighborhood.

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Digital Life
3:07 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 3:36 pm

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