Not many students have the cutting-edge cybersecurity skills the NSA needs, recruiters say. And these days the tech industry is paying top dollar for talent. Brooks Kraft/Corbis hide caption

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National Security

After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

To maintain its code-breaking prowess, the National Security Agency must recruit scores of bright students in math and computer science each year. But the Snowden revelations are hurting those efforts.

Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis Monday, calling for the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Indianapolis Mayor: Religious Law's Backers 'Missing The Bigger Trend'

Of his Republican colleagues at the state house, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says, "Sometimes, they're having trouble understanding the breadth and the depth of what's happening here."

Business

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost KWMU

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.

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About twice a year, statistics suggest, a pilot somewhere in the world — usually flying alone — deliberately crashes a plane. The Germanwings flight downed last week may be one such case. But most people who fit the psychological profile of the pilots in these very rare events never have problems while flying. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

Clinicians correctly predict a suicide attempt about half the time — no better than a coin toss. Certain tests of involuntary responses, although still experimental, aim to improve the odds.

Actor Mark Rylance, seen here as Thomas Cromwell in Masterpiece's Wolf Hall, views Cromwell as a survivor who knows how to manipulate power to his advantage. "He has the mind of a chess player," Rylance says. Giles Keyte/Playground & Company Pictures for Masterpiece/BBC hide caption

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Book News & Features

'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.

There's a widely held assumption that a slight imbalance in male births has its start at the very moment of conception. But researchers say factors later in pregnancy are more likely to explain the phenomenon. CNRI/Science Source hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Why Are More Baby Boys Born Than Girls?

Does the imbalance start at conception, or are there factors during pregnancy that favor the birth of slightly more males than females? Researchers find clues that point to factors in the womb.

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