Afternoon Update

Afternoon Update
3:39 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/14/12

By the time she was gently shown the door in 1997, after more than 30 years, the magazine had become an icon, with decades' worth of variations on "how to please your man."

Today on NPR: When Brown took the reins at Cosmopolitan magazine in 1965, it was a foundering monthly known for fiction. Without any editing experience, she turned it into the wildly popular, sexy, women-focused, hugely profitable glossy we know today. She died Monday in New York.

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Afternoon Update
3:24 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/9/12

Many overseas banks are now unwilling to accept any more American customers.

Today on NPR: The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on Americans who hide money in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators.

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Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12

Go up to your chest, squat down and come up. And then you have to stand, get nice and tight, and jerk it above your head.
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Afternoon Update
4:01 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/7/12

Seventy-five percent of France still buys fresh bread daily from one of the country's 34,000 boulangeries. To be called a boulangerie, the entire bread baking process, from flour to loaf, must be carried out on site.

Today on NPR: In France, some say a gastronomic icon is under threat. For the last decade, the number of pre-prepared, frozen croissants sold in bakeries has been increasing. These knock-offs are cheaper, but they're also less delicious.

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Afternoon Update
4:34 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/1/12

Being underground helps block out some of the other particles streaming through space, such as cosmic rays.

Today on NPR: A mile-deep mine in South Dakota was closed a decade ago. Now, it's been cleaned up and revamped as an underground science laboratory.

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Afternoon Update
3:32 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/27/12

Hundreds of Native Americans are expected to gather Saturday at a former dairy farm in Goshen, Conn., to hold a sacred naming ceremony for what they hope is a rare white buffalo.
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Today on NPR: In Connecticut, the birth of what's thought to be a rare white bison is drawing Native Americans to a sacred ceremony.

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Afternoon Update
4:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/25/12

"It's not the speediest but you can't complain about free, right?"
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Today on NPR: Some pay phones offer free Wi-Fi as part of New York City's experiment to breathe new life into its abandoned public phones.

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Afternoon Update
3:13 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/24/12

Currently, Stanford offers online courses on subjects such as cryptography and human-computer interaction — all free, but without credit.
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Today on NPR: Now that Stanford, Harvard and other top American universities are offering free online courses, will students one day be able to get course credits and degrees online from these schools without having to pay for it? Stanford's president says his school "can see moving in that direction."

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Afternoon Update
4:06 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/23/12

"Were they to create a Mount Rushmore of college football coaches, [Paterno's] would be the first face that you would chisel into the mountain."
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Today on NPR: Paterno's Statue Comes Down

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Afternoon Update
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12

The minimum wage is currently $7.25. But in 1968, you'd make the equivalent of $10 an hour in today's money.
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Today on NPR: Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

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