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2:52am

Mon June 24, 2013
Business

DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 9:55 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The leaks this month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed just how widespread government surveillance of phone and online information actually is. The revelations of the government's PRISM program have been raising the concerns about privacy, but also have boom to companies that promise greater privacy online.

Emma Jacobs of member station WHYY in Philadelphia has this report.

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7:06am

Sun June 23, 2013
Music

Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 4:13 pm

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee relaxes in the west Philadelphia house where her second album, Cerulean Salt, was recorded.
Will Figg for NPR

1:46pm

Wed June 19, 2013
Around the Nation

After A Marine's Suicide, A Family Recalls Missed Red Flags

Originally published on Wed June 19, 2013 8:18 pm

Anna holds the flag that was draped over Nick's coffin at his memorial service. She and her husband, Michael, have created a shrine to Nick in their dining room.
Courtesy of Long Haul Productions

Last year, more U.S. service members took their own lives than died in combat. And despite the drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, the pullout in Iraq, and hundreds of new programs designed to help troubled servicemen and women, the number of suicides continues to rise.

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10:15am

Thu June 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Will Rain-Disrupted U.S. Open Be Too Easy Or Hard As Ever?

Originally published on Thu June 13, 2013 11:05 am

A man finds some shelter from the rain Thursday at the U.S. Open, which is being played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

After being suspended less than two hours after the first players teed off, play is set to resume early Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Open golf championship, which this year is being held at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., outside Philadelphia. Heavy rains forced the delay.

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10:17am

Wed June 12, 2013
The Two-Way

10-Year-Old Sarah Murnaghan Out Of Surgery

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Sarah Murnaghan on May 30 as she and her parents, Fran (left) and Janet, marked the 100th day of her stay in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Murnaghan family AP

(We retopped this post at 8:27 p.m. ET)

Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old girl in need of a lung transplant, is out of surgery, her family said in a statement.

"We are thrilled to share that Sarah is out of surgery," the statement said. "Her doctors are very pleased with both her progress during the procedure and her prognosis for recovery."

The statement said the procedure lasted about six hours, and surgeons had no challenges resizing and transplanting the donor lungs.

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