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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

In a face-off between voice entry and typing on a mobile device, voice recognition software performed significantly better. The results held true in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said at a press conference Wednesday that Donald Trump "clings to the hateful and intolerant rhetoric of this country's shameful history — a history that we know all too well." Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

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An artist's depiction of the surface of the planet Proxima b as it orbits the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our solar system. The planet is a bit more massive than Earth, scientists say, and circles its star once every 11 days. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nature hide caption

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This Planet Just Outside Our Solar System Is 'Potentially Habitable'

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Supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders cheer during a protest near City Hall in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders' New Political 'Revolution' Faces Bumpy Beginning

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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

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By testing tumors, researchers hoped to identify women who could avoid chemotherapy without increasing their risk of a cancer recurrence. Voisin/Phanie/Science Source hide caption

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Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

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As Frankie Reyes, Los Angeles-based musician Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker flips Latin standards into something ghostly and new. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simple Idea, Spooky Result: Latin American Ballads Get A Ghostly Makeover

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Tropical Storm Colin brought big waves to Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers, Fla., in early June. Given the threat of serious flooding, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in the area. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate Change Complicates Predictions Of Damage From Big Surf

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