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Taxing Your Online Shopping Spree

This holiday season, millions of Americans will flock to their computers to buy gifts for friends and family. But will they have to pay sales taxes on those purchases?

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Coming To Texas: Special-Ed Cams To Protect Students From Their Own Teachers

A new state law will require cameras in special needs classrooms at parents' request. But the schools must pay for recording systems, and there's no way for other students in the room to opt out.
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What Can — Or Should — Internet Companies Do To Fight Terrorism?

Politicians are pressing social media and tech firms to do more to rein in the online presence of terrorist groups. But there are challenges, including defining what constitutes terrorist content.
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Seattle Becomes First U.S. City To Give Uber And Lyft Drivers The Right To Unionize

The City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation. The companies argue that only the federal government has jurisdiction, and they may challenge it in court.
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For Millennials, Rising Interest Rates Sound Like Olden Tales

The last time Fed policymakers raised rates, young Americans' lives were different. They couldn't share the news or comment via Twitter on iPhones and iPads because those things didn't exist.
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Ford CEO Outlines Plans To Compete With Ride-Hailing Services

Ford Motor Company plans to roll out a fleet of hybrid cars, and it's also developing new ride-hailing services. This is Ford's latest effort to not just sell cars, but drive people and gain entry into the ride-hailing economy dominated by Uber and Lyft. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the Ford CEO Mark Fields about the company's move into other markets and the future of the auto industry.
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Ford Emergency Device Squeals On Florida Hit-And-Run Driver

NPR explores the unexpected consequences of a Ford device called "911 Assist," which is a system that can call for help in the event of an accident. The device ratted out a Florida driver who committed a hit-and-run accident by calling the police.
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FAA Announces New Registration Guidelines For Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday most small drones will now have to be registered. The government hopes this will make it harder for drones to fly into small aircraft.
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Navigating Next Steps In The Federal Cyber Breach

Kojo finds out where the government stands in its effort to notify the 21 million federal employees whose personal data was stolen in a massive cyber breach, and learns how the Office of Personnel Management is addressing its future cyber security,

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No Longer Just A Toy: Regulators Say Drone Operators Are Pilots

The hottest holiday gift of the year is facing new federal regulations as drone fliers are now required to take the same safety responsibilities as airplane pilots.

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