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From A to B: The Promise and Reality of Electric Cars

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Ron Ball loves his new Chevy Volt, but he's had trouble finding a place to charge it.
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Ron Ball loves his new Chevy Volt, but he's had trouble finding a place to charge it.

Virginia resident Ron Ball was as excited as could be about buying a brand-new, all-electric Chevy Volt. But after he drove it home from the lot, he began running into some unexpected problems. Where to charge the car? And how to install a charging station at his condo? Transportation reporter David Schultz talks with Ball about the ups and downs of being an early adopter of new technology.

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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'Saving Lives' Or 'Selling Access'? Explaining The Clinton Foundation

Donald Trump has centered on a key attack against Hillary Clinton: He says the Clinton Foundation was a pay-to-play front that enabled Hillary and Bill Clinton to trade government access for money.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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