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The Salt
5:28 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Soylent: An Offbeat Food Idea Investors Are Taking Seriously

There are people who'd rather not eat food? Yes. And Silicon Valley investors are betting they'll buy Soylent.
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Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 3:18 pm

Back in April, we described Rob Rhinehart's experiment concocting something that could give him all the nutrition and none of the hassle of food.

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Shots - Health News
5:15 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Online Advice Can Hurt Teens At Risk For Suicide, Self-Harm

Illustration by Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 4:54 pm

If you're wondering how to conceal the wounds caused by cutting, a form of self-harm, the Internet can tell you how.

"Those long gloves, the cool stripey ones that cover half your arms, could help," advises one post on an online forum.

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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Young African-American Shoppers Sue Barneys, NYPD For Profiling

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

The New York state attorney general's office has opened an investigation on department stores Barneys. The retailers are in hot water after recent claims of racial profiling of African-American shoppers.

Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

ACLU Report Questions 'Suspicious Activity' Reporting

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained internal documents from the federal government's anti-terrorism programs — relying on "suspicious activity reports" — that suggest that state law enforcement officials and others have repeatedly questioned their value.

Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

After Fire And Floods, Colo. Town Now Faces A Hospital Crisis

Originally published on Mon November 4, 2013 9:43 am

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

We return now to Estes Park, Colorado, a small, tourism-dependent community that sits right next to Rocky Mountain National Park. Earlier this year, the roads in Estes Park were wiped out by massive floods, and the government shutdown meant no one could visit Rocky Mountain National Park, so tourists weren't coming through to see the fall colors. But it's not just the tourism industry that took a hit. Estes Park's small but important hospital has also been hurting. Eric Whitney checks in to see how the hospital is faring.

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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Infosys To Pay $34 Million To Settle Immigration Fraud Case

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

The Indian IT company Infosys has tentatively agreed to pay the U.S. government $34 million for alleged immigration violations.

Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

New York Business Owners Aren't Waiting For City To Get Flood-Ready

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Business owners in lower Manhattan are taking matters into their own hands to prepare for when flooding threatens, hardening buildings and investing in barriers they can put up on their own to create a dry perimeter around their properties. Sea level rise is expected to make the area much more prone to inundation in just a few decades.

U.S.
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Police, Community Relations Strained After Teen's Death

Hundreds of protesters march toward the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office in response to the death of Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa.
Noah Berger Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 9:43 am

Sonoma County, Calif., is probably best known for its good wine, green sensibilities and otherwise healthy and peaceful living. But that peace was shattered last week when a county sheriff's deputy shot and killed a young teenager carrying a toy gun.

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Around the Nation
5:12 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

On Capitol Hill, A Statue And A Rock God Bring Politicians Together

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, an unlikely scene unfolded as a bust of Winston Churchill was unveiled in Statuary Hall Wednesday. The entertainment: Roger Daltrey. Who? Yes, Roger Daltrey of the 1960s rock band The Who.

Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond
4:08 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

In Sandy's Wake, Flood Zones And Insurance Rates Re-Examined

An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat after their neighborhood in Little Ferry, N.J., was flooded.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 6:00 pm

When Sandy blew into East Coast communities a year ago, it was flooding that did the most damage.

That's in part because the average sea level has risen over the past century — about a foot along the mid-Atlantic coast. That made it easier for the storm to push the ocean onto the land.

And scientists say there will be many more Sandy-style storms — that is, torrential rain and wind that create heavy coastal flooding — and they'll be more frequent than in the past. But preparing people for that means changing the way they live, and that's proving politically difficult.

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