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Cruise Industry Adopts Passenger 'Rights' As Incidents Mount

About 2,200 passengers were being flown back to Baltimore after their cruise ship caught fire on its way to the Bahamas. It was the latest black eye for the cruise industry, which is now trying to reassure passengers it's OK for them to sail. An industry group said it has adopted a passenger "bill of rights."
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In A Single ATM, The Story Of A Nation's Economy

In Myanmar — a country that's been cut off from the world for decades — it's still a surprise when money pops out of the ATM. That may soon change.
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How Code For America's Apps Benefit Kansas City

Code for America, a new nonprofit out of San Francisco, is building apps to make cities work better for citizens. One of its apps often cuts down the normal time it would take to find something — for example, property research in the treasurer's office.
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Okla. Real Estate: Priced To Sell, Includes Storm Shelter

After last week's deadly tornado in Moore, Okla,, hundreds of homes were damaged. Maurice Smith is optimistic about the future in Moore. So much so, he is planning to build a new home and sell the old one without an agent. And he expects it will be snapped up quickly. The reason? Displaced residents are looking for homes, and his has a storm shelter.
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Girl Scout Troops Look To Sell Real Estate

Citing lower attendance and increased maintenance costs, Girl Scout groups across the country say their camps have cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The proposed closures have outraged many Scouts and troop leaders, who say the camps are a central part of the Scouting experience.
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What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

The Bank of Canada is denying it has given its new plastic $100 bills a maple syrup scent. The rumor is that the new bills contain a scratch-and-sniff section.

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