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Uber And Lyft Ignore Virginia's Demand To Cease And Desist

Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft both say they will continue normal operations in Virginia even after the state's Department of Motor Vehicles sent cease and desist letters to both companies.

Uber and Lyft allow users with smartphones to order a car ride from their phones, like hailing a cab.

The department says the companies must stop operating immediately because they are violating state law by receiving compensation for facilitating transportation services without proper state authorization. The letters also say the DMV will issue civil penalties to drivers.

Uber and Lyft say even as they continue normal operations they will work with state officials to resolve the regulatory issue.

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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

Viewed for decades as capitalist exploitation, tipping is now encouraged at some upscale urban restaurants catering to wealthy young customers. Restaurateurs insist it's strictly voluntary.
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Many Young Voters Remain On The Fence After First Debate

Hillary Clinton is counting on major support from millennials in November. But so far, that generation hasn't been as enthusiastic about her as they were for Barack Obama. NPR explores whether Monday night's debate had any effect on millennials.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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