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Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution
The smiley face and heart icons popular in text messages predate today's smartphones. To trace their roots, you have to go back to Japan in the mid-1990s, when pagers were all the rage with teens.
BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt
The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.
Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller
The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Hobby Lobby Victory
The court ruled Monday in a case asking whether family-owned businesses that offer employees health insurance must include contraception in their plans if they object to some forms of it.
British Pop Star Donates Alamo Artifacts
Phil Collins got hooked on the 1835 battle as a kid in the 1950's watching Davy Crockett on TV. Crockett was among the 200 Americans who defended the Alamo against 1,500 Mexican troops.
Obama To Request $2 Billion To Deal With Border Issue
The huge numbers of illegal migrant children has overwhelmed detention center. His request comes at a time when GOP leaders say Obama's idea of flexibility means taking the law into his own hands.
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