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Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

AP: Drone Virus Could Have Come From Games Like 'Mafia Wars'

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 12:06 pm

Some of the computers controlling America's fleet of drone aircraft are reportedly infected by a persistent virus. In this file photo, a senior airman remotely operates an MQ-9 Reaper during a training mission at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nev.

Ethan Miller Getty Images

In a story today, the Associated Press talks to an anonymous Air Force official, who said the virus that attacked the Pentagon's drone program last month was common malware and wasn't designed to specifically infect the aircraft.

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Thu October 13, 2011

Hedge Fund Manager Rajaratnam Sentenced To 11 Years

Raj Rajaratnam was once one of the wealthiest hedge fund managers in the world. Now, the former billionaire and Galleon Group co-founder faces 11 years in prison for his role in an insider trading case. A judge in Manhattan handed out the sentence Thursday morning.


Thu October 13, 2011
Planet Money

Does Anyone Still Use These?

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 8:30 am

Stan Honda AFP/Getty Images

When is the last time you used a pay phone? The last time I can recall was about 15 years ago when I used the pay phone at the local library to call for a ride home.

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Thu October 13, 2011
The Salt

A Legal Loophole For Raw Milk Lovers: Call It 'Pet Food'

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 3:49 pm

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"Not for human consumption?" Sources tell us this raw milk yogurt was delicious.

Richard Knox NPR

Food fresh from the farm is undeniably appealing. Raw milk enthusiasts take it one step further: They like their milk fresh from the cow — skipping pasteurization.

But it's illegal to sell raw milk in stores in most U.S. states, and fans have been known to go to great lengths to buy dairy in its purest form. Last year, we told you about one Maryland mom who regularly drives almost two hours to a farm in Pennsylvania to buy unpasteurized milk for her family — paying $5 to $7 per gallon.

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Thu October 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Human Rights Groups Ask Canada To Arrest President George W. Bush

Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.

Hillery Smith Garrison AP

Ahead of an appearance at an economic summit in British Columbia, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on Canada to "arrest and prosecute" former President George W. Bush.

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