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How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord

One of the simplest ways to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust. REITs generate income for investors by leasing commercial properties. As part of his quest to put $5,000 to work, NPR's Uri Berliner learns that what counts as real estate in a REIT keeps expanding.
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Gamers Converge On L.A. For Electronic Entertainment Expo

The biggest players in the video gaming industry are attending E3. Gamers have been anticipating the unveiling of new products from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and other companies.
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NHL Finals: After 3 OTs, Chicago Beats Boston In Game 1

The Chicago Blackhawks have beaten the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago won 4-3 in a game that went into triple overtimes. It was the fifth-longest Stanley Cup finals game in history.
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Will A Kill Switch Stop Cell Phones From Being Stolen?

Law enforcement officials are pressing cell phone companies to make their devices more theft resistant. Mobile phones — iPhones especially — have become common targets of robbers and thieves.
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U.S. Navy To Make Its Communications Less 'Rude'

The Navy has been issuing orders and messages in capital letters since the 1850s when teletype machines didn't have lower case. But to young sailors, raised on texting, "all CAPS" signifies shouting.
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Stormy Weather Makes For Soggy U.S. Open

The U.S. Open golf tournament gets underway Thursday near Philadelphia. Several inches of rain have soaked the course since last Friday. To preview the tournament, Linda Wertheimer talks to Christine Brennnan, a sports columnist for USA Today.
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Rare 'Superman' Comic Sells For Big Bucks

The comic, featuring Superman's first appearance, sold for $175,000 this week. Considered the "Holy Grail" of comics by many collectors, it is one of about 100 copies. Published in 1938, the comic was found by David Gonzalez in the insulation of a house he was restoring in Minnesota.

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