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SXSW: Tech Industry Inspires New Shows From HBO, AMC

The moneyed world of tech startups is getting a sendup from Mike Judge and a dramatic treatment from AMC. Both programs explore the people who, for better or worse, are changing the way we live.
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Who Says Food Porn Has To Be Dominated By Junk Food?

Carrots don't stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.
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Apartment Building Explodes In Harlem, Killing At Least 2

The building, located at or near the corner of Park Ave. and 114th Street, reportedly exploded and collapsed around 9:30 a.m. At least two people are dead and many injured.
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VIDEO: San Francisco's Biggest Fire In Years

A nine-story apartment building that was under construction went up in flames. Firefighters were able to protect nearby buildings.
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Reports: Obama Will Move To Expand Overtime Pay

The president is expected to tell the Labor Department to change the rules about who is eligible. Critics say that might backfire. Proponents say it would narrow income inequality.
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Changing Demographics A Factor In Rhode Island's Gubernatorial Race

In Rhode Island, the Democratic gubernatorial primaries are disputed by an Italian-American state treasurer, Providence's first Latino mayor and the grandson of former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.
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Milkshake Mission Lands Car In Snowbank

A teenager in Michigan wanted a milkshake so she and a cousin went to McDonalds but it was closed. After two other tries, their car got stuck. They spent the night in the car and then walked to help.
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Delayed Safety Recall May Haunt General Motors

Both houses of Congress are set to investigate, and the Justice Department is reportedly looking into why it took GM so long to inform the public. GM may have known about the problem for a decade.
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Study: Boys Report PTSD When Moved Out Of Poverty

In the 1990s, the federal government launched a program to get single mothers out of public housing and into more affluent areas. David Greene talks to Ronald Kessler, the lead author of the study.
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Missoula County Attorney Tells Justice Department It's Wrong

Accused of bias against female victims of sex crimes, the Missoula county attorney turned around and accused the Justice Department of bully tactics. DOJ officials showed up in Missoula two years ago.

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