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Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

September 15, 2014 - 6:38am

The autofill feature on Facebook substitutes the words grandma and grandpa with the name of hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash.

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SWAT Team Startles Gamer

September 15, 2014 - 6:29am

Colorado authorities say people in multiple locations were playing a computer game. One player apparently made a fake 911 call, summoning police to a bogus shooting.

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When Consumer Debts Go Unpaid, Paychecks Can Take A Big Hit

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting money taken from their paychecks for not paying their debts. And in most states, the law allows a quarter of wages to be withheld.

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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series around the globe will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Clinton, who says she hasn't yet decided on a 2016 presidential run, was in Iowa Sunday for the first time since she lost the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama. She attended Sen. Tom Harkin's steak fry.

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White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

As the president assembles a coalition against ISIS, he'll need congressional support. A continuing resolution to fund the government may offer hints as to how much cooperation he'll get from the GOP.

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App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

If you are contemplating an agonizing choice, try Cloverpop. It's an app that asks you a series of questions about the decision you're trying to make, and assigns a value to each response.

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Netflix Expands Into France

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.

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Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The Smithsonian Institution has asked volunteers to transcribe handwritten material from its vast collection. We meet a couple of the transcribers and hear what they've been working on.

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Controversial Mexican Musician Temporarily Retires From Drug Ballads

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Alfredo Rios, aka El Komander, is the Jay Z of Mexican drug balladeers. He says government pressure, in the form of fines and banned or canceled concerts, is forcing him to think about retirement.

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Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The issue of blue-green algae in lakes took the spotlight in August after the Ohio city of Toledo banned its drinking water for two days. Toledo could be a wake-up call for people around Lake Erie.

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More Allies Express Desire To Help Fight Against ISIS

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Representatives of more than two dozen nations are in Paris, debating how to stop militants from the group the Islamic State. French President Francois Hollande says the group is a global threat.

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Beijing Hosts Race Debut Of All-Electric Cars

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The very first Formula E all-electric car race took place over the weekend in Beijing. Promoters hope the 10-race series will boost sales of alternative fuel cars.

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Can Looking At Food Photos Make You Feel Full?

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

We know that eating food fills us up. But research indicates looking at photos of food might have the same effect.

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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?

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Undecided Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Attends Iowa Steak Fry

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

For 37 years, Democratic activists have flocked to a field in rural Iowa for the annual steak fry hosted by Senator Tom Harkin. Special guests this year were Bill and Hillary Clinton. She is not yet a candidate for president, but the steak fry felt a lot like like a campaign event — even without an official candidate. It was Clinton's first time in the state since her loss in the 2008 caucuses to Barack Obama.

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Sierre Leone To Send Volunteers Out On Ebola Campaign

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

Officials are planning a three-day nationwide lockdown to help combat the outbreak. Audie Cornish talks to journalist Umaru Fofana about the volunteers the government wants to send door to door.

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Shelling In Donetsk Tests Ukraine Cease-Fire

September 15, 2014 - 4:52am

The precarious cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is in danger of collapse, after repeated violations by both sides in the region. On Sunday, shelling near the airport spread to residential neighborhoods.

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Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

September 12, 2014 - 12:49pm

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend. On Thursday, he was cleared of premeditated murder.

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