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Hundreds of fans help cool computer servers at a Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. Google, Microsoft and other tech companies have been providing user data to the National Security Agency. Connie Zhou/Google via AP hide caption

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NSA Leak Could Be Bad Business For U.S. Tech Companies

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The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island draws hundreds of thousands of revelers each June. After sustaining significant damage during Superstorm Sandy, the nonprofit that runs the parade was almost unable to host this year's event, scheduled for Saturday. Eric Thayer/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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At Coney Island, The (Mermaid) Show Must Go On

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For octopus flesh to be tender enough to grill, it must be dried in the sun at least one full day. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

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The traditional Kendama is making a splash with kids. Norasit Kaewsai/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Kendama: Can A Wooden Toy Be A Viral Sensation?

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When played on the radio in 1963, songs like Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll" were code to Birmingham youths, telling them to assemble. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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Shake, Rattle And Rally: Code Songs Spurred Activism In Birmingham

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Copies of The Orange County Register slide through the presses. The Register is the country's 20th most-read daily, with a circulation of about 285,000. Grant Slater/KPCC hide caption

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Is It Ethical? Universities Pay Newspaper For Coverage

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