9:51am

Wed March 6, 2013
All Tech Considered

Why The Library Of Congress Has A Lock On Your Phone

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:56 am

A law designed to protect copyrights on music and movies put digital locks on all sorts of things.
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What it means to own something in the digital age is being re-negotiated.

Few of us own the music we listen to or the movies we watch in exactly the same way we did a decade ago. And today if you buy a smartphone from a cellphone company, what you can legally do with it — how and where you can use it — may be proscribed even if that phone is fully bought and paid for.

I keep a lot of music on my phone. I have the Stones, Janis Joplin and OK Go.

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9:42am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

South Korea Vows Retaliation If Pyongyang Makes Good On Military Threat

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:12 am

A U.S. Marine takes part in a winter drill in South Korea last month.
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South Korea upped the ante Wednesday after Pyongyang threatened to scrap the armistice that ended a brutal war between the rival neighbors in 1953, promising retaliation for any North Korean attack.

"If North Korea carries out provocations that threaten the lives and safety of South Koreans, our military will carry out strong and resolute retaliations," South Korea's Gen. Kim Yong-hyun told reporters in Seoul.

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9:10am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Valerie Harper, TV's 'Rhoda,' Reveals She Has Terminal Brain Cancer

Actress Valerie Harper, when she was "Rhoda," in the early 1970s.
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Saying that she doesn't think about dying, she thinks "of being here now," actress Valerie Harper has revealed to People magazine that she has terminal brain cancer.

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8:31am

Wed March 6, 2013
Local

Agency works to get more college-bound Louisianans to apply for federal aid

Louisiana has a dismal track record in the number of college-bound students who fill out the free application for federal student aid or FAFSA. A Louisiana nonprofit aims to change that. Employees of the Louisiana Education Loan Authority or LELA have done dozens of FAFSA workshops at high schools across the state in recent weeks. LELA's assistant vice president of marketing, Joni Leggio, said the FAFSA priority deadline at many colleges is April 1, and now is the right time to complete the form.

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8:26am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Kerry Says He's Confident Arms Are Reaching Syrian Rebels

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:16 am

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to U.S. Embassy staff in Doha on Wednesday.
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Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes that arms are reaching the rebels in Syria and that the U.S. supports international efforts to put weapons in the hands of the opposition to step up pressure on President Bashar Assad.

At a news conference in Doha with Qatar's Prime Minister Sheik Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, Kerry said Tuesday that "there are greater guarantees that weapons are being transferred to moderates and directly to the Syrian opposition."

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8:00am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

198,000 Jobs Added In February, Report Shows; January Growth Revised Upward

The scene at a job fair in New York City on Feb. 28.
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There were 198,000 jobs added to private employers' payrolls in February, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report — a privately produced snapshot of the employment picture that's sometimes a signal of what the Bureau of Labor Statistics will say when it releases its data from the same month.

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7:32am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Storm Brings Season's Heaviest Snowfall To Midwest, Mid-Atlantic

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Pedestrian on the street in Chicago on Tuesday
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The winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow from the Dakotas to Maryland is expected to linger over the mid-Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing another 5 to 9 inches to many areas in the east.

Federal government offices in the nation's capital were closed Wednesday in anticipation of the wet, heavy snow, and many schools were closed in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Hundreds of flights were canceled at Dulles and Reagan National airports.

Update at 10:45 a.m. ET: A 'Bust' For D.C.?

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7:10am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

After Chávez: His 'Revolution' Is Likely To Continue

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:29 am

Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathered late Tuesday at Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, to mourn him.
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  • From 'Morning Edition': Steve Inskeep speaks with journalist Jon Lee Anderson
  • From 'Morning Edition': Juan Forero speaks with Renee Montagne

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro "controls the purse strings" and his opponents have been looking weak, NPR's Juan Forero said earlier today on Morning Edition.

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6:48am

Wed March 6, 2013
Business

E.U. Hits Microsoft With $732 Million Fine

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 10:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR business news starts with a big fine for Microsoft.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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6:38am

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: 'Superman' Artist Quits Amid Uproar Over Author's Views On Homosexuality

Orson Scott Card, the Ender's Game author tapped to work on an upcoming issue of DC Comics' "Adventures of Superman," has referred to homosexuality as "deviant behavior."
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The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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