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Tribune Publishing Takes A Futuristic Step To Become 'tronc'

On Monday, the newspaper chain Tribune Publishing, becomes "tronc" — a company with a futuristic mission built around distribution of "premium verified content." What the heck does that mean?
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Barbershop: Taking Stock Of Orlando With Members Of The LGBTQ Community

Queer 2.0 host Jacob Tobia, pediatric nurse Alexis Joy Agsaulio, and etiquette writer Steven Petrow talk about how the LGBTQ community is processing the shooting in Orlando, and social media reaction.
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In An Age Of Online Sharing, Of Course The Monsters Do It Too

It seems "startlingly banal," but killers' social media use during mass shootings has become the norm for the attacks. It's another sign of how intrinsic the sites are to affirming our identities.
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Semi-Automatic Weapons Without A Background Check Can Be Just A Click Away

The Armslist website, and others like it, are coming under increased scrutiny by law enforcement, gun control advocates and researchers as debate over access to these kinds of weapons heats up.
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Beijing Says Apple's iPhone 6 Violates Chinese Design Patent

Beijing's intellectual property authorities have ruled that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus too closely resemble a smartphone by the Chinese company Shenzhen Baili.
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Game Developers Try Hard To Appeal To Professional Competitors

They may not be lifting weights to get in shape, but eSports players train hard. And they're competing hard at this year's E3 conference for video gamers in Los Angeles. Top prize is $10,000.
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E3 Conference Showcases New Kind Of Video Game Celebrity

Millions of video game fans have created a new kind of celebrity — gamers who play live while others watch online. NPR looks at the biggest video game trade conference, known as E3, through the eyes of two of these celebrities.
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Decades After Cold War's End, U.S.-Russia Espionage Rivalry Evolves

In the 1980s, the FBI and NSA dug a tunnel for espionage purposes beneath the Soviet Embassy in Washington. The spy rivalry continues, but how has the game changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?
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Under Pressure, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees

Uber is trying to settle a class action lawsuit, offering to pay up to $100 million to drivers. That amount is unprecedented, but critics say it may not be enough compensation for the drivers.
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules

A federal court of appeals delivered a massive blow to Internet service providers in their legal battle against so-called net neutrality rules, which tightened regulatory oversight of the industry by the Federal Communications Commission. This was the FCC's third attempt to get its rules approved by this court.

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