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—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher

 

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'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:36 -0400 
    A tip from an informant helped two reporters discover what they call rampant corruption within Philadelphia's police department. Their award-winning reporting is the subject of the book Busted.


In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy' 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:36 -0400 
    Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.


Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:27:00 -0400 
    Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the number of Democrats in West Virginia is less than half for the first time in more than 80 years.


HBO And 'Game Of Thrones' Haul In The Most Emmy Nominations 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:35:00 -0400 
    HBO got 99 nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards, the most of any network. HBO's Game of Thrones got 19 nominations, one ahead of FX's miniseries Fargo.


Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:31:00 -0400 
    The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.


Math Nerd Or Bookworm? Many Of The Same Genes Shape Both Abilities 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:46:00 -0400 
    About half the genetic contribution to a child's reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there's still no telling exactly which genes are involved.


4 Children, 2 Adults Killed In Apparent Domestic Dispute In Texas 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:41:00 -0400 
    The suspect in the shootings in Spring, Texas, engaged police in a three-hour standoff before surrendering.


From Calif. Teachers, More Nuanced Views On Tenure 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:03:00 -0400 
    Some teachers say they want to preserve tenure, but add that it's time for a look at the rules.


Hackers In China Reportedly Targeted U.S. Federal Workers 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:26:00 -0400 
    According to a report in The New York Times, hackers accessed U.S. government databases in March and apparently targeted files on employees who have applied for top-secret security clearances.


FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:01:00 -0400 
    The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.


Owed Billions By Venezuela, Airlines Cut Back On Flights There 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:01:00 -0400 
    American Airlines is one of the latest carriers to cut back on service. Due its dwindling dollar reserves, Venezuela is balking at paying airlines the hard currency they're owed for ticket sales.


Jailed For 3 Months In Mexico, U.S. Marine Reservist Gets Hearing 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:01:00 -0400 
    Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with his guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.


Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:01:00 -0400 
    Steve Inskeep talks to Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News, who's in Honduras, about what's driving the influx of young illegal migrants.


From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:29:00 -0400 
    Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.


Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:27:00 -0400 
    Simply watching, reading or listening to steady news coverage of a traumatic event can be as stressful as experiencing the event in person, research suggests.
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