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Algorithmic Intelligence Has Gotten So Smart, It's Easy To Forget It's Artificial

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 11:42

Artificial intelligence becomes hard to ignore when it starts taking over tasks that used to require human judgment — such as winnowing job applications or prioritizing stories in a news feed.

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The Dark Secret Of Lake Malawi: Trading Sex For Fish

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:23

Along the lakes of Malawi and Kenya, men catch fish and women sell the fish. But there's a controversial practice that's part of the business.

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FBI Urges Universities To Monitor Some Chinese Students And Scholars In The U.S.

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 10:16

As suspicion toward China spreads to academia, the FBI has advised at least 10 U.S. universities to monitor academics associated with certain Chinese institutions.

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Supreme Court Takes Up DACA Appeal

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:50

The high court agrees to review the Trump administration's elimination of a program designed to help children brought to the country illegally.

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Genoa Bridge Pylons Are Demolished, As Explosions Erase A Tragic Artifact

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:37

The collapse last August killed 43 people; since then, the bridge that was once an icon of the city has served mainly as a reminder of the tragedy.

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A 5-Year Journey To Document LGBTQ Love Stories In China

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 09:27

Over the course of five years, photographer Raul Ariano fulfilled his goal to "share stories of love, dignity and hope in a segment of society that tends to be hidden in China."

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A Tennessee Hospital Sues Its Own Employees When They Can't Pay Their Medical Bills

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 07:00

A nonprofit hospital network in Memphis takes its own workers to court for unpaid medical bills. Some of them earn as little as $12.25/hour, but still see their wages garnished by their employer.

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3 Memoirs That Explore The Many Facets Of Mental Illness

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 07:00

One in five Americans have some experience with mental illness every year — and these three new memoirs dig into that experience, whether it's the author's own illness or that of a loved one.

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Why We Remember Stonewall

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 05:01

The Stonewall Inn is a sacred place for many in the LGBTQ community. Fifty years ago, a raid and series of riots outside the New York City bar helped launch a civil rights movement.

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5 Takeaways From Night 2 of The Democratic Debate

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 02:46

Sen. Kamala Harris of California was the breakout star of the second part of the Democratic debate — and may have reshaped the race as she took on former Vice President Joe Biden over race.

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Trump Tempers His Tone After Arriving At G-20 Summit In Osaka

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 02:15

President Trump highlighted the positive during a series of meetings at the G-20 summit in Japan. Setting aside complaints about unfair trade, the president cheered stronger ties with U.S. allies.

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'That Little Girl Was Me': Harris, Biden Clash Over Busing In Democratic Debate

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:37

Vice President Joe Biden defended his record on civil rights after Sen. Kamala Harris attacked his opposition to federal intervention to integrate public schools.

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Recap: Night 2 Of The Democratic Primary Debate In 100 Words (And 7 Videos)

Fri, 06/28/2019 - 00:05

Here's what you need to know about the second half of the first debate of the 2020 election cycle, including Sen. Kamala Harris' exchange with former Vice President Joe Biden.

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'One Day At A Time' Picked Up For Fourth Season Following Netflix Cancellation

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 22:20

Pop TV, a cable channel owned by the CBS Corp., will carry it. The news followed a social media campaign launched by fans to save the beloved Latinx-themed show.

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Scenes Of Tearful, Flu-Stricken and Underfed Migrant Kids Emerge In New Accounts

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 22:11

Advocates described a desperate and squalid scene in detention facilities. Days later, reporters given a tour of a Border Patrol station at Clint, Texas, saw a clean, orderly facility.

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Major Police Body Camera Manufacturer Rejects Facial Recognition Software

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 21:19

Axon announced Thursday that it will ban the technology because it is not reliable enough for law enforcement, especially when it comes to identifying women and people of color.

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Democratic Debate: Live Coverage And Analysis Of Night 2

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 20:34

Ten candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, are on stage in Miami Thursday. Follow NPR reporters who cover health care, immigration and more as they fact check and analyze the debate.

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Study: U.S. Ban On Aid To Foreign Clinics That 'Promote' Abortion Upped Abortion Rate

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 18:30

The aid cutoff is called the Mexico City policy. Republican presidents instate it. Democratic presidents call it off. A new report looks at the impact on abortion rates in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Veggie Surprise: Teeth Of Ancient Crocs Reveal Some Likely Ate Plants

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 18:14

What do you imagine an ancient croc snacking on? Maybe a fish or a bird? For some relatives of modern crocodiles, a safer guess would be a big bunch of flowers.

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House Passes Senate Version Of New Funding To Ease Border Crisis

Thu, 06/27/2019 - 17:32

The $4.6 billion bill passed in a 305-102 vote after the Republican-led Senate refused to adopt sections of the House version. The House would have added requirements for care of migrants.

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