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Police Chief Urges Toronto Mayor To Get A Driver

In Ontario, it's illegal to text while driving but apparently its ok to read. So technically, Toronto Mayor Tom Ford was not breaking the law, as he checked out a stack of papers while driving. A Twitter user snapped a photo of the mayor.
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Taliban Showing New Willingness On Prisoner Swap

At issue is the fate of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only known U.S. prisoner of war held captive in Afghanistan. The Taliban may be keen to trade him for some of its leaders held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Sneaking A Bite During Ramadan's Long, Hot Days

The daytime fast during Ramadan is never easy. It's particularly tough when the holy month falls during the hottest days of summer. This appears to be causing some Muslims to forgo the fast this year — though they would prefer that their family and friends don't know.
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British Bank Settles After Hiding Iranian Transactions

The British bank accused of using its New York branch to launder money from international transaction has agreed to pay New York's top banking regulator $340 million. Regulators said the bank schemed to hide more than 60,000 financial transactions totaling $250 billion for Iranian clients. The bank denied the charges. Audie Cornish talks with Jim Zarroli.
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Germans Confront The Costs Of A Nuclear-Free Future

Germany has announced plans for a total nuclear phaseout in 10 years and an ambitious transition to renewable energy. But one big challenge is distribution, and new power lines are planned. Opposition is growing among Germans who say the power-grid expansion will hurt their homes, land and lives.

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