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  • Japan Struggles To Cope With Disaster's Magnitude
    Authorities in Japan says the death toll could pass 10,000 in one northeastern state alone, following last week's earthquake and tsunami. The Japanese government is struggling to cope as it faces a growing nuclear crisis as well.
  • Sense Of Triumph Fades For Libya's Rebels
    Over the past three weeks, residents and rebels in eastern Libya have gone from elation to wondering why they aren't getting more global support.
  • Elements Of NPR Gotcha Video Taken Out Of Context
    The videotapes that triggered a firestorm last week are being scrutinized. Footage posted by conservative activist James O'Keefe captured NPR's chief fundraising official disparaging conservatives, and saying the network would be better off without federal funding. But much of what Ron Schiller said was presented in a misleading light.
  • Corning's Journey From Cookware To Gorilla Glass
    Corning, a 160-year-old New York manufacturer, is still developing some of the toughest glass in the world. But its focus has shifted from kitchen products to the high-tech universe, with products like Gorilla Glass, which was used on about 200 million mobile phones last year.
  • How To Beat Sleep Apnea? Cut It Out (Surgically)
    Sleep apnea is a chronic and common sleep disorder that makes it hard to breathe while sleeping. When all else fails, doctors are turning to a surgery currently used to remove cancerous tumors at the back of the throat. It relies on robots to do the delicate task of removing tissue in the throat.
  • Say Aaa! Then Zzz: Tonsillectomy Helps Kids Sleep
    Enlarged tonsils (and adenoids) are usually to blame when children have trouble breathing during sleep. So doctors are recommending tonsillectomy as a way to open up kids' blocked airways.
  • Officials Urge Tokyo Residents Not To Go To Work
    Monday was the start of the work week in Japan and residents in the capital were urged to stay home to save energy. Tokyo's main power company has been bracing for a serious shortfall in power supplies. And the country is still struggling to get control of nuclear reactors that were affected by the tsunami last Friday.
  • Japan's Central Bank Injects Record Cash Infusion
    The emergency injection comes as the Tokyo stock market plunged nearly 6 percent, and worries grew about the economic impact of Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Chris Anstey, Bloomberg's managing editor for Asia government and economy coverage, talks to Renee Montagne about the economic consequences of Friday's disaster.
  • Some Apple iPhones Didn't Spring Forward
    Clocks moved forward an hour over the weekend as daylight saving time began. But many owners of Apple's iphone reported that their phones went back an hour. That means the time on the smart phone was actually two hours off.
  • Quake Response Will Affect Japan's Future Crises
    Following last week's earthquake and tsunami, Japan's prime minister says the country is facing its most severe challenge since World War II. The disaster has the Japanese thinking about how their response will affect other long-term challenges the country faces.

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