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11:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Stephanie Kwolek, Chemist Who Created Kevlar, Dies At 90

Stephanie Kwolek prepares a polymerization experiment at DuPont's Pioneering Research Lab in 1967. Kwolek, who died Wednesday, made the breakthrough discovery that led to the invention of Kevlar.
DuPont

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 2:34 pm

Stephanie Kwolek, a DuPont chemist who invented the synthetic fibers used in Kevlar body armor, has died at the age of 90, her colleagues said Friday.

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The Two-Way
11:31 am
Fri June 20, 2014

U.N.: Number Of Displaced People Hits Mark Not Seen Since World War II

Afghan children gather at a special medical camp set up by UNHCR to mark World Refugee Day in Islamabad on Friday. The U.N. agency says there were 51.2 million displaced people at the end of 2013, 6 million more than the previous year.
Farooq Naeem AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 12:41 pm

At least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a U.N. agency says, announcing its tally of people who are seeking refuge or asylum, or who are internally displaced. It's the first time the number has topped 50 million since World War II.

The figures mean that worldwide, the number of displaced people is roughly equivalent to the entire population of nations such as Spain and South Korea. If all of them were put into one country, it would be the 26th largest in the world, the U.N. says.

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All Tech Considered
11:27 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Yo Is The Buzzy App Of The Moment, Whether Yo Like It Or Not

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Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 2:41 pm

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Krulwich Wonders...
9:46 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Wrong! Deconstructing 5 Famous History Stories

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Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 10:46 am

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Shots - Health News
9:14 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Sanctions Common Against Doctors With Odd Medicare Billing

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 10:37 am

Over the past couple of months, media organizations including ProPublica have been busy dissecting data released by Medicare on payments made to health professionals in 2012.

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