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Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search

Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.

Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.

How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

New research suggests that text messages would nudge students to fill out the dreaded FAFSA.

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.

Australia Won't Return Sri Lankan Asylum Seekers Without Notice

The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.

Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress

People under stress are more likely to have health problems, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. That's true for caregivers, too.

What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.

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