Mon June 25, 2012
All Tech Considered

Prevent Your Password From Becoming Easy Pickings (Or PyPfbEp)

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:35 am

Your crafty password may not be powerful enough to overcome a cyberattacker. Earlier this month, LinkedIn urged its users to change their passwords after a database was hacked, exposing millions of passwords.
Mihai Simonia iStockphoto.com

When 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords were stolen earlier this month, the revelation made Internet users think again about their ubiquitous words and phrases, and what they can do to make their online accounts a bit safer.

Shoppers in a suburban Seattle mall were asked recently about their password habits. Aaron Brown and Erin Gilmer have very different approaches.

"I try to keep as few as possible," Brown said.

And Gilmer said she has too many.

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Mon June 25, 2012
Mitt Romney

Romney's Next Challenge: Woo Skeptical Republicans

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:30 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets attendees at the conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando, Fla., on June 21. The presumptive GOP nominee took knocks from congressional Republicans during the party's presidential primaries.
Charles Dharapak AP

The battering Mitt Romney took from Republican rivals during the primary made big news. What seemed less noteworthy at the time — the knocks he took from Republicans in Congress — is now much more significant if there is to be a President Romney.

"He's the least of the candidates running right now that would be considered a Tea Party candidate," Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told CNN.

After Romney won Florida, GOP Rep. Allen West told CBS that Romney has to do a far better job in "making the appeal as far as being a strong constitutional conservative."

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Sun June 24, 2012
The Salt

We Evolved To Eat Meat, But How Much Is Too Much?

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:31 am

Paleo diet promoter John Durant digs into some ribs.
Allison Aubrey NPR

You won't catch John Durant in a tie. Shoes are optional, too. He has traded cubicle life for something a little wild: Promoting the diet and lifestyle of our ancestors from the paleolithic era. He's blogging and writing a book about his approach.

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Sun June 24, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Many Migraines Can Be Prevented With Treatments, But Few Use Them

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:36 am

A promising crop of new migraine treatments could alleviate the suffering of millions of Americans.

Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches so severe they miss work, social gatherings and important family events.

But that doesn't have to be the case, according to Charles Flippen, a University of California, Los Angeles, neurologist and researcher. "Everyone says, 'Oh, well, everyone has headaches,' so they just push through and suffer in silence," says Flippen.

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Sun June 24, 2012
Dead Stop

In Alaskan Cemetery, Native And Orthodox Rites Mix

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:33 am

A spirit house in the Eklutna Cemetery in Alaska.
Diana Derby

The first thing you see at Alaska's Eklutna Cemetery is a tidy white church, with copper-colored onion domes that are topped by the three-barred Russian Orthodox cross.

The church is a reminder of the days when Alaska was claimed by imperial Russia. But it hardly prepares you for the unique combination of Native American and Russian Orthodox influences in the graveyard beyond.

Our guide is Aaron Leggett, who waits patiently under a light but steady rain to explain his community's burial traditions.

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Sun June 24, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Today on Your Call: Who’s profiting from pink ribbon campaigns?

UPI/Kevin Dietsch

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. Every year, billions of dollars are raised to put an end to breast cancer. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Where does the money go and what does it achieve? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here.  Have you participated in pink ribbon campaigns and cancer walks? Do you know how your money is spent? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar you.


Ravida Din, producer of Pink Ribbons, Inc.

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Sun June 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Egypt Celebrates, But Tough Road Ahead For New President, Muslim Brotherhood

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 5:35 am

Fireworks illuminate Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Morsi in the country's presidential election.
Amr Nabil AP

The winner of Egypt's first competitive presidential election is the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi. The official announcement was made Sunday to the cheers and jubilation of a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Challenges remain, however, as the ruling military council has effectively stripped the incoming president of most of his powers. The popularly elected Parliament, dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, was also dissolved.

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Sun June 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi To Be Egypt's New President

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 3:45 am

Egyptian campaign officials of the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, celebrate over a giant poster of him at his campaign headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday.
Amr Nabil AP

Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi is Egypt's new president, the country's electoral commission announced on Sunday. A massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheers at the announcement.

Morsi's election is a victory for Islamist groups as well as those who saw his candidacy as a way to clear out last remnants of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak's regime.

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