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WikiLeaks Makes It Easy to Access Hacked Sony Pictures Information

April 16, 2015 - 4:33pm

Sony reacted angrily to the news that the leaked emails and private documents are now available in a searchable archive. WikiLeaks says they belong in the public domain.

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

April 16, 2015 - 3:39pm

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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Use Of E-Cigarettes Triples Among U.S. Teens

April 16, 2015 - 2:19pm

Even as the use of traditional cigarettes and most other tobacco products dipped or stayed the same from 2013 to 2014, the use of e-cigarettes climbed among students in high school and middle school.

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Florida Mailman Who Flew Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Lawn Charged

April 16, 2015 - 2:02pm

Douglas Mark Hughes, 61, made his initial appearance in court Thursday. He was released on his own recognizance. He says his flight was a political protest.

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Iraq's Leader Finds Friends In Washington, But Faces Battles At Home

April 16, 2015 - 1:50pm

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has a much better relationship with the U.S. than his predecessor. But he's still struggling to entrench his position in Iraq and defeat the Islamic State.

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Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

April 16, 2015 - 1:20pm

It's only the fourth case of the deadly disease in the U.S. And it has doctors on an international hunt. How did a disease linked to contaminated beef in the U.K. more than a decade ago get to Texas?

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We Might Welcome Robot Lawn Mowers, But Astronomers Aren't So Happy

April 16, 2015 - 1:12pm

The company that makes the Roomba vacuum is developing a lawn mower robot. But the frequency on which it would work is also used by radio telescopes. A mini-battle is being played out in FCC filings.

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The Most Corrupt State In The Country Is ...

April 16, 2015 - 1:11pm

A new poll says Americans think New York is the most corrupt state in the country. But is it? There are lots of ways to calculate it.

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LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

April 16, 2015 - 12:37pm

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

April 16, 2015 - 12:17pm

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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They Speak Hebrew And Keep Kosher: The Left-Behind Ethiopian Jews

April 16, 2015 - 12:17pm

Two years ago, Israel ended with great fanfare a program that brought tens of thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel. But many are in limbo, separated from family, the result of stricter religious law.

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In Or Out In Congress? Gyrocopters, Tweets To Iran, Downton Abbey

April 16, 2015 - 11:55am

In Congress, just like at any storied American institution — McDonald's, New York Fashion Week, the Bush and Clinton families — trends come and go.

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