12:12pm

Tue September 27, 2011
Author Interviews

The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet

Originally published on Thu September 29, 2011 9:47 am

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For the past three years, a highly encrypted computer worm called Conficker has been spreading rapidly around the world. As many as 12 million computers have been infected with the self-updating worm, a type of malware that can get inside computers and operate without their permission.

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12:00pm

Tue September 27, 2011
NPR Story

Straight Talk On Menopause

September is Menopause Awareness Month. Menopause affects nearly every woman at some point in her life, yet the issue is difficult to address for many, including physicians and mothers. Tell Me More discusses how menopause affects women physically, mentally and socially, and how women and their families can best manage this time in their lives. (Language Advisory: This segment contains frank and explicit language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

12:00pm

Tue September 27, 2011
NPR Story

Wealth-Building Strategies For Latinos

Financial planner Louis Barajas' newly revised book, The Latino Journey to Financial Greatness advises Latinos to not only create wealth for themselves, but to build prosperous futures for their families. He speaks with guest host Jacki Lyden.

12:00pm

Tue September 27, 2011
NPR Story

How Europe Economic Woes Could Affect U.S. Markets

Slovenia, Finland and Germany parliaments are scheduled to vote this week on a rescue package to prevent Greece from defaulting. What does this mean for Wall Street and Main Street in America? Guest host Jacki Lyden hears from Wall Street Journal Reporter Sudeep Reddy and Bloomberg Business Week Senior Writer Roben Farzad.

11:53am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

A Moment Of Cute: A Photo Of Sleeping Baby Pandas

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 2:11 pm

This photo taken on Sept. 26 shows a group of giant panda cubs napping at a nursery in the research base of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, in southwest China's Sichuan province.
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Unbearable cuteness is news, right? In any case, we'll get back to the serious news in a bit. But, first, a picture of 12 baby giant pandas taking a nap at a breeding center in Chengdu:

There is a bit of news to go along with this picture. As the AP reports today, China has finished its census of humans and has now started its once-a-decade counting of pandas in the wild. The AP adds:

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10:50am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Shanghai Subway Crash Renews Questions About Safety In China

Rescue workers evacuated passengers after a subway train crashed into another train between stations Tuesday in Shanghai.
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There's been another train crash in China — this time a collision of subway trains in Shanghai earlier today. The accident injured more than 200 people.

It's yet another blow to China's image.

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10:44am

Tue September 27, 2011
It's All Politics

Despite Senate Spending Deal, Nation Stuck In Stormy Political Pattern

Many Americans view Congress as a disaster, albeit one whose shifting tectonic plates are caused by humans not geology.

So it was probably fitting that FEMA, whose mission is partly to mitigate calamities stepped in to do just that Monday and rescue the nation's lawmakers from the dire circumstances the policymakers had created.

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10:20am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Rappelling Work Begins At Washington Monument

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 4:03 pm

At 555 feet above Washington, the work begins.
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There's live video now from CNN and Washington's NBC-4 as work begins to have engineers rappel down the sides of the Washington Monument to inspect for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook much of the eastern U.S.

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10:09am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Salt

Caffeinated Women May Be Fighting Depression With Every Cup

See that sparkle? It could be the caffeine
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For many of us, coffee is the first thought of the day. Just thinking about it gives us the buzz, the energy and the power to ask ourselves the next question, do I make it at home or shell out another $4 at the local Starbucks as I race to work?

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10:06am

Tue September 27, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Washington State Raises Bar For Parents To Skip Kids' Vaccinations

Saying no to vaccines is getting harder in Washington state.
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The vast majority of parents get their kids vaccinated, but a persistent minority decline to do so.

Their reasons vary: Some continue to worry about a link with autism even though research supporting a connection has been completely discredited. Others are concerned about side effects, or they say they don't believe that the diseases the vaccines prevent are really all that serious.

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