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Maker Faire Celebrates Do-It-Yourself-Culture

On the weekend, artists, scientists and tinkerers, who call themselves makers, came from around the world to New York City for the third annual World Maker Faire. It was one part science fair and one part world's fair.
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Retro Products For The Digital Age

The Impossible Project saved Polaroid film before it went off the market. It bought the last remaining factory and restarted production. And a gadget called the Instant Lab prints Polaroids from your iPhone.
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For High Earners, Expiring Tax Cuts Would Hit Hard

About 80 percent of Americans will see their tax bills rise if the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year. But those who will take the largest hit are those with the highest incomes.
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Alexandria Power Plant Closes After Lengthy Fight

Alexandria officials are celebrating the victory of the long awaited closing of the GenOn coal power plant.

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Former Occupy DC Protesters Help Local Reverend

A local reverend facing foreclosure is getting support from former Occupy DC protestors.

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QR Codes For Headstones Keep Dearly Departed Close

A couple in Philadelphia is reinventing gravesite memorials. Using the popular QR code technology, they've developed a business in which mourners can digitally connect to their loved ones with a scan of a smartphone.
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Ocean City Extends Ad Agency And Rodney The Lifeguard Contract

The Ocean City Council opted to give their official mascot at least one more year as they renewed the contract of the ad agency that created Rodney the Lifeguard.

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Apple's New Maps Become Major Embarrassment

Apple has apologized for it new map software which has led to a flood of customer complaints. The company dropped the popular Google maps app for its own version on the iPhone 5. CEO Tim Cook said the company "is extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers." He said Apple's map application will improve and that customers can download alternatives in the meantime.

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