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5:01 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.

Europe
4:57 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.

The Two-Way
4:49 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Three Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

An Afghan police officer kept watch Thursday at the gate of the Cure hospital in Kabul. Earlier, authorities say, a security guard at the hospital opened fire — killing three American citizens.
Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images

Three American citizens were killed Thursday at a Christian organization's hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, when an Afghan security guard opened fire. Another American citizen was reportedly wounded.

Government spokesman Sediq Sediqqi says the gunman was shot and wounded and is now under arrest, NPR's Sean Carberry reports from Kabul. His gunshot wound may have been self-inflicted.

As Sean tells our Newscast Desk:

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Business
4:38 am
Thu April 24, 2014

FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.

Business
4:24 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:23 am

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

NPR Story
3:22 am
Thu April 24, 2014

With SuperShoes, Insoles Can Be Your Guide

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:20 am

SuperShoes are squishy insoles that fit inside your shoes. Inside those insoles are "vibrotactile ticklers" linked to your mobile device. Enter a destination and the ticklers guide your way.

NPR Story
3:22 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Small Businesses Fight Big-Box Stores By Specializing

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.

NPR Story
3:22 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.

NPR Story
3:22 am
Thu April 24, 2014

U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 5:21 am

The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.

Business
3:22 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

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