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British Judicial Panel Questions Rupert Murdoch

In Britain Wednesday, media mogul Rupert Murdoch appears before a panel to testify about contacts with leading British politicians at a time when his News Corp. was trying to takeover broadcasting group BSkyB. On Tuesday, Murdoch's son appeared before the same panel.
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Carmakers In China Rev Up As Industry Shifts East

China is now the world's largest car market, and a crucial one for Detroit companies. Chinese consumers bought 18.5 million vehicles last year, and foreigners, especially Americans, have played a key role in developing the industry. But that's changing, as Beijing tries to strengthen domestic carmakers.
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VA Struggles To Provide Vets With Mental Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs says any veteran who seeks mental health services gets help within days. But a new investigation by the agency's inspector general says the statistics are skewed to make wait times appear shorter. The VA will have a chance at a Senate hearing Wednesday to explain how it's going to do better.
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Dutch Domino's Adds Car Noises To Scooter Delivery

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block have a story about Domino's Pizza in the Netherlands. The company's electric scooters didn't make enough sound to warn oncoming bikers that they were coming. To fix the potential danger, Domino's installed devices on the scooters that emit fake engine noise.
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James Murdoch Grilled On News Corp.'s Standards

James Murdoch appeared on Tuesday before the U.K.'s Leveson inquiry, which is examining media practices. He and his father Rupert have to answer questions surrounding the phone-hacking scandal. In particular, the panel is examining the influence the world's most power media tycoon may have wielded through his political ties.
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Bicycle Portraits: What Do Bikes Say About A Culture?

It might sound cliched, but in South Africa, fewer people bike than you might think. Two guys with cameras want to change that.

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