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Melissa Block and Robert Siegel

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Religion
5:09 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Pope To Vatican Leaders: In-Fighting Must Stop

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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Technology
5:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

North Korea's Internet Outage Could Just Be Bad Timing

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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Europe
5:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Despite Russia's Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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Around the Nation
4:21 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

FDA Allows Gay Men To Donate Blood

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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Movies
4:21 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

How To Compose Music For A Movie About Music

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:28 pm

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Digital Life
4:21 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Hashtag Activism In 2014: Tweeting 'Why I Stayed'

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:26 pm

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All Tech Considered
5:50 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

Startup Better Finance is offering lease-to-own programs for high-end smartphones. But some customers say that retail stores, such as MetroPCS, aren't always clear about the lease terms up front.
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Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 2:13 pm

If you visit a local strip mall or downtown shopping street, it's not hard to find a store where customers can lease-to-own. That is, you can pay over time and eventually, after some chunky fees, a flat screen TV or living room set is yours.

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On Aging
5:50 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Services Offer A Means To Foil Widespread 'Elder Fraud'

More than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60.
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This is the season for generosity — and for con artists who take advantage of it.

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to scams; more than a quarter of the victims of financial fraud are over 60, according to the FTC. But now there are products on the market designed to protect seniors' nest eggs.

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NPR Story
5:50 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

North Korea Has Severe Internet Outage After Days Of Instability

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 7:29 pm

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Movie Interviews
4:44 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Scoring The Screen: Thomas Newman And the Music Of 'Shawshank'

Originally published on Tue December 23, 2014 6:28 pm

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Seeing a movie isn't just about seeing. It's equally about hearing words and music.

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