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12:04pm

Tue August 11, 2015
The Salt

Don't Fear The Wild Animals, Researchers Tell Salad-Makers

Originally published on Wed August 12, 2015 7:57 am

A clampdown on contamination in growing fields has pushed out wildlife and destroyed habitats.
Adam Cole NPR

For the past nine years, some of America's biggest producers of fresh salad greens and vegetables have been waging a quiet war on wildlife surrounding their fields, all in an effort to keep your veggies free of contamination from disease-causing bacteria.

Now, a fresh analysis of safety data suggests that the effort is mostly in vain. Clearing away wildlife habitat does not make food any safer.

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11:24am

Tue August 11, 2015
The Two-Way

Greece Says It Has Reached Bailout Agreement With Creditors

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, seen in this July 31 photo, said Tuesday that only a few details still need to be worked out in the latest bailout agreement.
Giannis Kotsiaris AP

After round-the-clock negotiations, Greece's government said Tuesday that it has struck a third bailout deal with its international creditors.

The deal, reached in principal, would give the debt-ridden country loans of 86 billion euros (or about $94 billion) over three years, and would enable the debt-ridden country to make a major debt repayment later this month.

The accord also calls for what is essentially a complete overhaul of Greece's economic system.

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7:03am

Tue August 11, 2015
Business

Facebook Probes How Posts And Comments Express Laughter

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 8:17 am

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5:01am

Tue August 11, 2015
Business

Alphabet Is Now The Parent Company Of Google

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Google CEO Larry Page has announced the creation of Alphabet, a new parent company for Google. Page will serve as Alphabet's CEO.
Seth Wenig AP
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5:01am

Tue August 11, 2015
Asia

North Korea's Millennials Demonstrate Entrepreneurial Spirit

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 1:46 pm

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8:22pm

Mon August 10, 2015
The Two-Way

Runner Nick Symmonds Out Of World Championships In Sponsorship Dispute

Nick Symmonds will not be going to the world championships with the U.S. team in Beijing this month.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Nick Symmonds, an American middistance runner, won't be competing in the world championships in Beijing this month.

Symmonds, who is a U.S. National champion and has competed in the Olympic Games, failed to sign a terms and conditions agreement with USA Track & Field that is necessary to be part of the team. He has a personal sponsorship deal with Brooks Running, while the American world championships team is sponsored by Nike.

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7:36pm

Mon August 10, 2015
Business

Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

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Google is restructuring. In a blog post today, CEO Larry Page announced a new firm called Alphabet. Alphabet will become the parent company atop all of Google's many ventures. NPR tech reporter Aarti Shahani joins us now to explain. Hi, Aarti.

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7:33pm

Mon August 10, 2015
The Two-Way

Google Creates New Parent Company Called Alphabet

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 7:01 am

Google CEO Larry Page has announced the creation of Alphabet, a new parent company for Google. Page will serve as Alphabet's CEO.
Seth Wenig AP

On Monday, Google CEO Larry Page announced the formation of a new parent company for Google called Alphabet. Page describes Alphabet as a collection of companies including Google, Life Sciences (which focuses on medicine and health issues), and Calico (a company that claims to tackle aging), among others.

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6:47pm

Mon August 10, 2015
The Two-Way

Netflix Still Facing Questions Over Its New Parental Leave Policy

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 9:26 am

Netflix recently announced a generous yearlong unlimited paid parental leave policy, but some workers at the company are left out.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Last Tuesday, Netflix announced it would begin offering employees who are new parents unlimited paid leave for a year, allowing them to take off as much time as they want during the first 12 months after a child's birth or adoption.

The news drew praise from people who said it would be good for working parents, and would help America catch up to most other developed nations, where paid time off for a new child is mandatory.

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4:33pm

Mon August 10, 2015
Health

Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Downplay Diet's Role In Obesity

Originally published on Tue August 11, 2015 2:17 pm

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