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Wed January 28, 2015
Parallels

Amid Fighting In Donetsk, On Edge And Seeking Safety Underground

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:01 pm

A woman sits inside a bomb shelter in Donetsk on Wednesday. Some local residents have lived in bomb shelters and basements for more than a month, looking for cover from artillery strikes.
Alexander Ermochenko Xinhua/Landov

As war rages in eastern Ukraine, European Union foreign ministers are preparing to meet Thursday to consider drastic new sanctions against Russia.

The EU and the United States say Moscow's troops and weapons are directly involved in an offensive by anti-government militias in Ukraine's eastern provinces.

The offensive is the latest phase in a war that has racked the region since last April — and it's grinding hard on the civilians who are caught in the middle.

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4:06pm

Wed January 28, 2015
All Tech Considered

Remaking The U.S. Government's Online Image, One Website At A Time

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:35 pm

Leah Bannon (sitting) works on her laptop at 18F, a GSA project that aims to make government websites more user friendly and change the way government buys IT systems.
Emily Jan NPR

When you think of the federal government and computers, these days, the image that likely comes to mind is the botched rollout of the HealthCare.gov website.

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4:06pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Business

Yes, Your Toilet Paper Squares And Rolls Are Shrinking

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls. The old standard square sheet of 4.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches long has been getting increasingly smaller.

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4:02pm

Wed January 28, 2015
The Two-Way

Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 6:47 pm

A still from the GoDaddy Super Bowl ad that the company has now pulled.
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4:02pm

Wed January 28, 2015
Middle East

Jordan Tests Coalition Against ISIS With Offer To Negotiate

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 5:25 pm

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