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Illegal Downloads Follow Teen Into Adulthood, Court

A federal court in Massachusetts has upheld a $675,000 penalty against a Boston University graduate student for downloading 31 pirated songs online as a teenager. The recording industry says Joel Tenebaum was downloading and distributing thousand of songs and wouldn't stop even after warnings from his father, his college and a cease and desist letter from Sony.
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Romney's Auto Bailout Stance Complicates Campaign In Battleground Ohio

The auto industry is big business in Ohio. Billions of dollars' worth of cars and auto parts are made in the state each year, and hundreds of thousands of unionized auto workers live in the state. So, the auto bailout is a hot issue — and a complicated one.
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Snakes, And The Snake Wranglers Who Love Them

The growth of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has opened an unusual career path: snake wrangling. For Paula and Matt Wilson, becoming snake wranglers was a natural fit. They love snakes, and the job lets them move the animals out of harm's way.
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Local Artist Paints Mural At Ben's Chili Bowl

A local artist spent the weekend painting a mural on a wall at Ben's Chili Bowl.

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On A Quest To Roll Out The Bourbon Barrel And Fill It With Hot Sauce

Finding a good-sized, inexpensive barrel, previously used to age bourbon, is not so easy, as a hot sauce maker on the hunt found out. But they can be found, and when they are, these barrels experience a remarkable afterlife.
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Apple's Patent Win Could Alter Landscape Of Smartphone Industry

The legal win over Samsung, and the more than $1 billion in damages awarded, could send rival phone makers scrambling to make their products less "Apple-like."
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Apple Win Over Samsung Sends Message To Industry

After just three days of deliberations, a jury reached a verdict in the high-stakes trial between Apple and Samsung over patent infringement. The federal jury found that Samsung infringed on several of Apple's patents, and it awarded Apple more than $1 billion in damages.

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