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Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:22am

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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NBC's Williams Admits He Misled Viewers About Wartime Peril

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.

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FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:05am

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:26am

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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FCC Proposal Would Regulate Internet Like A Public Utility

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:27pm

Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.

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Ross Ulbricht, Accused Of Operating Silk Road, Is Convicted Of Drug Charges

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:52pm

A New York jury took a little more than three hours today to convict the San Francisco man linked to the shadowy online marketplace that had been labeled the eBay of the drugs trade.

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Staples Takes Another Shot At Buying Rival Office Depot

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Staples is trying, for the second time, to buy its rival Office Depot. This time the landscape has changed and the company says joining forces will make for a stronger company.

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Businesses Offer A Link To The Past For Lovers Of Old Video Games

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:36pm

Many people of a certain age fondly remember spending hours in arcades or playing on the popular systems of the '80s and '90s. Now, these retro video games are fast becoming a growing business.

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Would You Eat At A Restaurant That Skipped The Handwashing?

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:28pm

Apparently, making restaurant workers wash their hands before exiting the bathroom is a sign of regulation gone overboard. At least that's what Republican Sen. Thom Tillis suggested on Monday.

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FCC Proposal Would Classify Internet As A Public Utility

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:52am

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal in an op-ed in Wired. The plan is backed by President Obama but strongly opposed by some cable companies and their lobbying firms.

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