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All Tech Considered
4:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Trying To Keep Your Data Safe? You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 8:24 am

Long gone are the days when you could pass off all your computer issues to an expert — IT support or the broadband 1-800 number. Today, in this always-connected, mobile world, regular people find ourselves in a challenging situation.

On our own, we have to manage security on our devices, patch software and update passwords. And according to a new survey by Google, we're not prioritizing well.

Take a look at your smartphone or laptop. Are you one of those people who keeps hitting "ignore" or "remind me later" when you get that annoying prompt to update software?

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The Salt
4:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In New York State

Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage Wednesday in New York City. A panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended the increase.
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Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 8:15 am

There aren't a lot of obscure government board meetings that warrant a watch party, let alone one with a marching band.

But that's how fast-food restaurant workers and their supporters celebrated Wednesday on a blocked-off street in Manhattan, as they watched a state panel recommend a $6.25 increase in their hourly wage, to $15.

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Politics
4:16 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Ben Carson, A Man Made In Detroit

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 6:59 am

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It's All Politics
4:03 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Is Hillary Clinton 'Likable Enough'?

New polls show that voters in key swing states view Clinton unfavorably — by a wide margin.
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Barack Obama said before the New Hampshire primary during his contentious primary with Hillary Clinton in 2008 that she was "likable enough." The quip got him in trouble with Clinton supporters, but Clinton's likability is at the heart of her candidacy in 2016.

Clinton has a massive lead among Democratic candidates, but polls out in key swing states Wednesday are throwing up warning signs for her candidacy.

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Shots - Health News
2:47 am
Thu July 23, 2015

Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

Giedre (left) and Tal Cohen in March 2013, while Giedre was still healthy. Since then, she's begun having symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In Giedre's case, the illness is tied to a rare genetic mutation she inherited.
Courtesy of Tal Cohen

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 7:34 am

The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.

Until about a year ago, Giedre was a "young, healthy, beautiful" woman just starting her life, says her husband, Tal Cohen, a real estate developer in Los Angeles. Now, he says, "her mind is slowly wasting away."

People like Giedre have a rare gene mutation that causes symptoms of Alzheimer's to appear before they turn 60.

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