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All Tech Considered
7:57 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."
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Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 5:02 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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U.S.
2:59 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), City Police Commissioner William Bratton (second from right) and other NYPD officers address a news conference on Jan. 5. There is debate surrounding the citywide increase of low-level crime enforcement, otherwise known as the broken windows approach to policing.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:12 am

Police departments across the country are under pressure to rethink their most aggressive tactics — and it's not just flashpoints like Ferguson and Baltimore. The New York Police Department is on the defensive about its long-standing approach known as "broken windows" policing.

Simply put, broken windows is the idea that police should aggressively crack down on low-level offenses to stop bigger crimes from happening. It's been copied all over the country, but now critics in New York say broken windows needs fixing.

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Law
2:40 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Boston Marathon Bomber Gets Emotional During Relatives' Testimony

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:02 pm

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Parallels
2:19 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Israeli Soldiers: Lax Rules In Gaza War Led To Indiscriminate Fire

Palestinian girls walk past buildings in Gaza City that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014. Dozens of Israeli soldiers have now given testimonials saying that indiscriminate firing was tolerated, or even encouraged at times.
Thomas Coex AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:02 pm

More than 60 Israeli soldiers who took part in last summer's war in Gaza have offered firsthand combat stories. Many said they felt their orders went too far, leading to indiscriminate fire and Palestinian civilian deaths.

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World
2:07 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Persian Gulf System Prohibits Nepali Migrant Workers From Returning Home

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:57 pm

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Africa
1:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Kenya Pushes For Close Of Word's Largest Refugee Camp

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:57 pm

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Around the Nation
1:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

FBI Searches Phoenix Home Connected To Garland, Texas, Gunman

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:57 pm

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Politics
1:31 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Republican Field To Gain 3 New Presidential Hopefuls

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:02 pm

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All Tech Considered
3:52 pm
Sun May 3, 2015

The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

ResearchKit, presented by Apple's Jeff Williams in March, enables app creation to aid medical research.
Eric Risberg AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:37 am

Most of the tech buzz these days has centered on the new Apple Watch — including on the potential for health-related apps. Less attention has been given to Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source mobile software platform released in March.

But the medical world is paying attention.

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Asia
3:20 pm
Sun May 3, 2015

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Buddhist monks recover a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery at Swayambhunath.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 5:46 pm

Swayambhunath — also known as the Monkey Temple, for its holy, furry dwellers that swing from the rosewood trees — is one of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It was also one of the worst damaged by last month's earthquake.

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