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All Tech Considered
3:32 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Laina Morris became the "Overly Attached Girlfriend" meme. She's embraced her online fame.
Courtesy of Complex

"Scumbag Steve," "Overly Attached Girlfriend," "Bad Luck Brian." All these Internet celebrities have one thing in common: They didn't intend to become famous. Their pictures just happened to go viral.

Is nothing off limits? That's something Kyra Pringle has been asking herself in the last couple of days. The South Carolina resident recently found out her 2-year-old daughter Mariah's birthday pictures where being shared online by thousands.

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U.S.
3:24 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

A driver clears his car windshield in Boston on Jan. 27, after a heavy storm hit the city. Pennsylvania could be the next state to pass legislation that would cite drivers that take to the road before removing the hazardous ice and snow.
Robert Nickelsberg Getty Images

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 4:23 pm

After weeks of winter storms, snow fatigue has set in across much of the country.

You may be tired of clearing ice and snow off your car, but that can be a safety hazard. And now you could face a fine in some states.

Mike Taylor of Elkins Park, Pa., says just this week he was behind a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when, "Snow on the roof blew off, hit my windshield, forced me to jiggle, and it was only because of the stability of the car and I slowed down that I didn't have an accident," Taylor says.

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Law
3:18 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Attica Prison Guards Plead Guilty To Misconduct After Beating Inmate

In 2011, the three guards in New York state beat inmate George Williams so badly that he suffered two broken legs, broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a severe fracture of his eye socket, among other injuries. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Tom Robbins of The Marshall Project about his reporting in collaboration with the New York Times.

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Shots - Health News
3:10 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Even Some Doctors Fear These 10 Questions

Vidhya Nagarajan for NPR

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 4:23 pm

Imagine that the next time you go in for a physical, you're told there's a new tool that can estimate your risk for many of the major health problems that affect Americans: heart disease, diabetes, depression, addiction, just to name a few.

It's not a crystal ball, but might hint at your vulnerability to disease and mental illness — long before you start smoking or drinking, gain a lot of weight, develop high blood pressure, or actually get sick.

And all you have to do is answer 10 yes or no questions about your childhood.

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Music Reviews
3:10 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Music Review: 'Soyo' By Dom La Nena

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