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Cell Phone Companies Warn of Delays During Inauguration.

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First, Inauguration planners warned there were no rooms left. Then they predicted roads and subways would be overwhelmed by the crush of visitors.

Now, wireless companies are telling customers to expect delays and dropped calls during the swearing-in.

Wireless industry spokesman Joe Farren says the infrastructure that cellphone carriers rely on will face the same pressures as its brick and mortar counterparts on Inauguration Day. He says cellphone carriers will be bringing in mobile towers and trucks to boost wireless capacity, but there is a physical limit to how many calls can go through at one time. Farren has a few simple rules for inauguration: text, don't talk and hold off on sending any cellphone pictures.

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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS

Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
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Berkeley's Soda Tax Appears To Cut Consumption Of Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the nation's first soda tax succeeded in cutting consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. But there's uncertainty about whether the effect will be permanent.
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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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Questions About Hillary Clinton’s Newly Uncovered Emails

A federal judge orders a review of nearly fifteen thousand recently discovered Hillary Clinton emails from her time as Secretary of State. A new batch related to the Clinton Foundation was also released. Join us to discuss ongoing questions.

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