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All Tech Considered
11:21 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

Comedian Aziz Ansari became a pioneer of emoji language use in 2011, when he transcribed the hit Jay-Z and Kanye West song, "N----- In Paris."

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:42 am

The increasingly abundant use of emojis across cultures and age groups — and the similar meanings we assign them — suggest we're entering an era of hybrid communication, as we treat pictures like a real language.

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The Two-Way
7:44 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP


Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 8:33 pm

Just hours after the Republican Carly Fiorina announced her presidential run, she was criticized on a website bearing her name, for causing the loss of 30,000 jobs while serving as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

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It's All Politics
7:43 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The Republican Presidential Field Just Got More Diverse. So What?

Ben Carson at his presidential announcement speech in Detroit.
Paul Sancya AP

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Goats and Soda
7:03 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The World's Mothers Don't Always Get The Care They Need

When Dr. Bina Valsangkar had a miscarriage in India, she received state-of-the-art medical care. But just a few miles from the hospital she visited, nurses were struggling to keep up with sick patients.
Courtesy of Save the Children

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 8:51 pm

Two months into my first pregnancy, I suffered a miscarriage and needed to seek medical care.

Although a miscarriage is difficult for any woman to experience, I had access to the best care. My physician was excellent, I trusted her judgment, and the imaging equipment, laboratory facilities and clinical care were all first-rate.

That's not surprising — except that I was then living in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, the capital city of one of India's poorest states.

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The Salt
6:00 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

What's inside artisanal looking bottles may be startlingly close — and in cases exactly the same — to bourbon produced in big batches.
Mike McCune/Flickr

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:14 pm

Craft bourbon, like craft beer, is in the midst of a boom: In the past 15 years, the number of distilleries in the U.S. has surged from just a handful to around 600.

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