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5:30pm

Mon September 29, 2014
All Tech Considered

Hands-Free, Mind-Free: What We Lose Through Automation

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 8:04 pm

NPR's Robert Siegel and Michael Minielly, a Mercedes-Benz representative, drive a new S550 4Matic, which allows for semi-autonomous driving.
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Nicholas Carr's books are the nagging, tech-wary conscience of the digital age. In The Shallows, he warned that surfing the Internet is destroying our attention span.

Now in his new book, The Glass Cage, Carr warns us that computers are making more and more decisions for us, and we risk forgetting how to make those decisions ourselves.

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5:05pm

Mon September 29, 2014
Book Reviews

Novelist Caitlin Moran Wryly Shows 'How To Build A Girl'

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:29 pm

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Caitlin Moran's weekly column for The Times, has gained fans all across the U.K. With humor and a wry, self-deprecating wit, she writes on a wide range of topics that include government, technology, beauty and pop culture — all of which become, under her feisty gaze, feminist issues.

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4:15pm

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Ed

When Teachers, Not Students, Do The Cheating

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:30 pm

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Opening arguments began today in the trial of 12 Atlanta educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy that came to light in 2009.

Prosecutors claim there was widespread cheating on state tests throughout the city's public schools, affecting thousands of students.

The case has brought national attention to the issue, raising questions about whether the pressures to improve scores have driven a few educators to fudge the numbers, but also about broader consequences.

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4:15pm

Mon September 29, 2014
Around the Nation

White House Fence Jumper Made It Farther Into Building Than Reported

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 11:20 pm

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3:14pm

Mon September 29, 2014
Around the Nation

Tensions Flare Again Between Police, Protestors In Ferguson

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:30 pm

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