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3:54pm

Fri June 7, 2013
Shots - Health News

Datapalooza: A Concept, A Conference And A Movement

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Jonathan Bush, co-founder, athenahealth, at Health Datapalooza IV, where he urged the government to release more data on health care quality and costs.
FotoBriceno for Health Data Consortium Health Data Consortium

If you're having trouble picturing a health "datapalooza," think 2,000-plus data geeks, entrepreneurs, industry bigwigs and bureaucrats stuffed into hotel conference rooms with lots of coffee and PowerPoints.

Early this week the fourth annual Health Datapalooza conference descended on Washington, D.C., including a contest over the course of the two-day meeting to come up with the best health app on the spot.

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3:02pm

Fri June 7, 2013
Around the Nation

Salt, Flies, Pickled Tongues: A Perfect Great Salt Lake Swim

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Swimmers begin a 1-mile race in the Great Salt Lake in June 2012. The mountains of Stansbury Island rise in the background.
Connie Hubbard

It's the "liquid lie of the desert," as writer Terry Tempest Williams describes it, a vast inland sea so salty it triggers retching when swallowed. Brine shrimp swarm its waters and brine flies blanket the shore. In the right wind and weather its putrid smell reaches Salt Lake City neighborhoods 16 miles away. Storms churn up waves that rival ocean swells.

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2:56pm

Fri June 7, 2013
NPR Story

U.S. Intelligence Requests Put Tech Giants In A Bind

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 7:29 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

While President Obama is acknowledging that the government is tapping into records from major Internet companies, most of those companies have issued broadly worded denials. That includes Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo.

NPR's Steve Henn joins us now to explain how these companies can deny taking part in a program that both the president and the intelligence community say exists. And, Steve, first, what do these firms say exactly when they are asked about PRISM?

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2:56pm

Fri June 7, 2013
NPR Story

Russian Rockers Visit Washington To Lobby For Band Mates

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot came to Washington to meet members of the Obama administration and Congress. The feminist activist band is hoping to persuade U.S. officials to visit two of their members in Russian penal colonies to highlight their plight.

12:40pm

Fri June 7, 2013
The Salt

Hold The Hot Dog: National Park Visitors Can Feast On Bison Burgers

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 7:29 pm

Stefan Larsson serves up bison sloppy Joes and juniper-smoked bison tenderloin, which will be offered at the Yellowstone National Park this summer. Each park will have different menus featuring local foods.
Maggie Starbard NPR

The director of the National Park Service doesn't have anything against hot dogs or pizza being served in eateries in national parks.

"But I wanted more options, and more healthy choices," Jonathan Jarvis told me at a tasting event this week to unveil new standards for the concessionaires who operate more than 250 food and beverage operations in national parks.

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