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All Tech Considered
7:09 am
Thu June 12, 2014

How Dame Shirley Jumped Over Tech's Gender Gap In The 1960s

Amid the calls to "lean in" and endless head-scratching over how technology companies can recruit and retain women, the statistics — and their refusal to budge — are sober reminders that tech still has a gender problem. Women head only 3 percent of startups and represent only 20 percent of software developers.

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The Two-Way
6:54 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Lawmakers Hope To Send Unified VA Bill To Obama By Late June

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 4:19 pm

Members of Congress say they are confident of sending a unified version of a bill to overhaul veterans' health care to the president by the end of the month.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Book News: Charles Wright, Who Writes Of God And Nature, To Be Poet Laureate

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Business
6:29 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Paula Deen Is Back In The Kitchen With Web Show

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

The former Food Network host has been lying low since she admitted to using racial slurs, and revealing that she has diabetes. The Paula Deen Network is a digital subscription channel.

The Two-Way
6:14 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Obama: Options Open For Response To Militant Gains In Iraq

ISIS militants at al-Sharqat base north of Tikrit, Iraq. The al-Qaida-linked group has captured Mosul as well as Tikrit. This image came from a video posted by IraqiRevolution, a group that supports ISIS.
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Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Updated at 7:30 p.m. ET

The violence in Iraq has intensified today, with al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants moving into areas close to Baghdad after capturing the cities of Mosul and Tikrit.

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Sports
5:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Uruguay Soccer Legend Left Off World Cup Guest List

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

Alcides Ghiggia is normally invited to the opening match of the World Cup but he wasn't this year. He scored the winning goal against Brazil in 1950, the last time Brazil hosted the tournament.

Around the Nation
5:19 am
Thu June 12, 2014

University Of Virginia Professor To Be Poet Laureate

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

The Library of Congress is expected to announce on Thursday that Charles Wright, 78, of the University of Virginia will be the nation's next poet laureate.

Politics
5:12 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Tea Party Candidate Uses Immigration Issue To Beat Cantor

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

Already dim prospects for an immigration overhaul got even dimmer after Republican House Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary this week. What does this mean for Republicans going forward?

Sports
4:58 am
Thu June 12, 2014

One Day, World Cup May Be Out Of This World

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 6:41 am

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Business
4:27 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 8:38 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And from food to fuel, corn is a major pillar of the U.S. economy. It's the country's biggest crop. One-third of all U.S. cropland is dedicated to corn. A new study says climate change and unsustainable irrigation practices are a long-term threat to U.S. corn production. The study calls on farmers, governments and businesses to cooperate to head off those negative effects. NPR's John Ydstie has more.

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