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Chicago's 'Cloud Tax' Raises The Cost Of Streaming Videos

Chicago is taxing services such as Netflix and Spotify. Some residents wonder if a tax on other Internet services will follow, and others worry the levy will scare away businesses.
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Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.
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Florida Court Rules Eight Congressional Districts Must Be Redrawn

Florida's Supreme Court says eight of the state's 27 congressional districts will have to be redrawn, a move that is shaking up the political map as candidates prepare for the 2016 election.
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Army's Planned Troop Reductions Concern Military Communities

The Army is preparing to cut 40,000 soldiers as part of defense spending cuts. We visit Hinesville, Ga., which depends heavily on nearby Fort Stewart, one of the places to be scaled back.
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The Hack Of Federal Employee Data Is Even Worse Than First Thought

The Office of Personnel Management provided new details on the largest ever cyber breach of federal employee data. It now says that sensitive information of some 22 million individuals was stolen.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America

Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between the World and Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.
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Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Dies

Stabler led the the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, and played college football at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.
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Students' Reading And Math Skills Are Still All Over The Map

A federal report out today reinforces that states have huge differences in their definition of "proficiency."
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Russia Poses 'Greatest Threat' To U.S., Gen. Dunford Tells Senate Panel

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing Thursday to consider the nomination of Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Civil Rights Activist: Battle Flag Debate Distracts From Real Race Issues

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with long-time civil rights advocate Mary Frances Berry about what comes after the Confederate flag is removed from the South Carolina State House grounds.

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