Cyberstalking victims often don't know they're being tracked through their own phone because spyware apps like mSpy use misleading labels (labeled "android.sys.process" here) and don't take up much data. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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How Domestic Violence Abusers Use Smartphones To Stalk Victims

Cyberstalking has transformed domestic abuse in the U.S. Tracking tools called spyware make it cheap and easy for someone to monitor a partner — secretly, 24 hours a day.

A soldier guards a pipe en route to an the Kawergosk Refinery near Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, in July. Fighting in northern Iraq forced the closure of the country's largest oil refinery, Baiji, and cut production from the Kirkuk oil field this summer. Safin Hamed /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Turmoil Roiling Abroad, Why Aren't Oil Prices Bubbling Up?

Conflict in oil-producing regions usually sends oil prices higher, but the cost of oil has actually dropped. Economists say it's a matter of supply and demand.

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Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

A network in the brain that helps control daydreaming seems to be slower to develop in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The clubhouse of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews sits just off the first tee. The course itself is open to the public — women as well as men. But women have never been allowed to join the club since its founding in 1754, and are not allowed to enter the clubhouse, even as guests. Doug Tribou/NPR hide caption

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Scotland's Really Big Vote: Can Women Join St. Andrews Golf Club?

Scotland's independence referendum is set for Thursday. On the same day, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews will announce whether women can join.

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With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for Mojang, the company behind the hit building-block video game Minecraft that is played by millions. But it might have gained a lot more than just a popular franchise.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, seen here at a practice in late May, has been reinstated after he was benched over a charge the he abused his son. Andy Clayton-King/AP hide caption

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Minnesota Vikings Reinstate Peterson, Who Says He's Not A Child Abuser

The NFL star running back was arrested and benched over charges that he abused his 4-year-old son by punishing him with a wooden switch.

Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins receives the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House. He describes the battle that earned him the medal as the toughest he saw in three tours of duty in Vietnam. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

President Obama awarded the medals to two soldiers who served in Vietnam. Eighty-year-old Bennie Adkins, who suffered 18 body wounds, reflects on "a horrible, horrible type of battle."

Alain Locke is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He lies near many of the nation's early congressmen and next to the first director of the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art. Adam Cole/NPR hide caption

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Code Switch

Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried

The author and philosopher is widely known as the father of the Harlem Renaissance. But it is not widely known that Locke, who died 60 years ago, was never buried.


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Luluc: Tiny Desk Concert

The duo's music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.

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