3:50pm

Mon April 15, 2013
All Tech Considered

Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Drinks columnist David Wondrich is seen on Esquire's new Talk to Esquire app, which allows users to interact with several of the magazine's columnists through voice recognition.
Screengrab via YouTube

Imagine for a second what it would be like if you could talk to your radio, and your radio would actually listen. To get an idea of what this might be like, I downloaded an app called Talk to Esquire, from the magazine of the same name.

When I opened it, the app asked me a question: What's your favorite type of liquor? That's a little forward, but it's Esquire so I played along and told the app that I'm more of a beer drinker.

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3:46pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Around the Nation

Exoneree Detectives Fight For Those Still Behind Bars

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 8:35 am

Dallas exonerees Christopher Scott (center) and Richard Miles, accompanied by Scott's girlfriend, Kelly Gindratt, prepare to be honored in the state Capitol in Austin, Texas, in March.
Courtesy of Jamie Meltzer Freedom Fighters Documentary

Christopher Scott, Johnnie Lindsey and Billy Smith drive down a desolate highway toward a prison in East Texas. They've all been there before, serving hard time — 63 years among the three of them.

But this time it's different. They're driving a Hummer. They're dressed to the nines. And they're on a mission. They aim to get an inmate out — a friend of Scott's named Jimmy O'Steen, aka Big O. But this will be a slow-motion prison break. Scott, Lindsey and Smith are all exonerated prisoners.

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3:26pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Code Switch

Dumbfoundead: A Rising Star In A Genre In Transition

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 9:02 pm

Korean American rap artist, Dumbfoundead performs at the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., on March 26.
Lauren Rock for NPR

3:19pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

2013 Pulitzers Honor Sharon Olds, Adam Johnson, New York Times

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 8:37 am

The new batch of Pulitzer Prize winners has just been announced, with novelist Adam Johnson winning the fiction prize with The Orphan Master's Son. The winners of the prizes for Americans' best work in journalism, drama, music, and writing also receive a $10,000 cash award.

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2:35pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Two Explosions Rock Boston Marathon Finish Line; At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 4:20 am

Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston on Monday.
Charles Krupa AP

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, leaving at least three dead and dozens injured, the Boston Police Department reports.

The explosions happened in quick succession four hours after the beginning of the race, the world's oldest and one of the most prestigious road races in the world. At that point, the majority of 27,000 runners had crossed the finish line. Thousands, however, were still out on the course.

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2:28pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Germany Braces For Trial Blamed On Right-Wing Extremists

Originally published on Tue April 16, 2013 7:20 am

Police in Munich, Germany, stand watch last week as activists protest against right-wing violence. A trial is set to begin next month for men charged in the killings of nine immigrants and a German policewoman.
Johannes Simon Getty Images

Germany is preparing for its most important terrorism trial in decades.

Ten people — eight of them of Turkish descent, one of Greek extraction and one a German policewoman, were gunned down between 2000 and 2007. For years, German authorities failed to see a link between the crimes, even though the same gun was used in all of the shootings. They also rejected any link to right-wing extremism.

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1:36pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Salt

Sandwich Monday: The Egg Rollie

Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 2:04 pm

In progress.
NPR

Ever since Neanderthal man first cooked mammoth eggs over a fire, we've been looking for newer and better ways to cook eggs. Finally, the Egg Rollie is here. Take a second to watch the video above, then recoil in horror, then read our review.

Ian: "EGG-cellent!" I love the way it "EGG-scretes" the eggs!

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1:35pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

Originally published on Mon April 15, 2013 2:04 pm

Schematic of the current generation of six-speed transmissions co-developed by GM and Ford.
GM Wieck

Rivals Ford and General Motors said Monday they will work together to develop new transmissions aimed at helping them meet upcoming fuel efficiency standards.

The new 9-speed transmissions for front-wheel-drive vehicles and 10 speeds for rear-drive and SUVs and trucks are expected to reach the market by 2016.

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1:22pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Poll: Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Connection To Citizens

Maglena Gomez waves an American flag as she and others participate in a march that organizers said was an attempt to get the U.S. Congress to say yes to immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

A vast majority of undocumented Latino immigrants (85 percent) have family connections to U.S. citizens, a new poll finds.

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12:23pm

Mon April 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Remains Sent From Vietnam To Hawaii May Be Those Of U.S. Service Member

Vietnam has sent what analysts believe could be the remains of a member of the American military who died in the country during the Vietnam War. After a repatriation ceremony at the airport in Da Nang Sunday, the remains were sent to Hawaii for examination and possible identification.

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