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Tax Breaks For Tech In The District

The District is offering a $32.5 million tax deal to keep LivingSocial local, and while critics say it's a giveaway, others say it's key to nurturing a nascent tech industry.

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U.N. Human Rights Council Backs Internet Freedom

The main human rights body of the United Nations is backing a landmark resolution that states people have a right to freedom of expression on the Internet. The resolution got nearly universal support — even from countries that censor the Internet.
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For Some Businesses, Daily Deals Have A Dark Side

Groupon and Living Social have become a major force in retail, but they require businesses to offer deep discounts. At times, the flood of extra customers comes at a high cost.
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'Seventeen' Magazine Takes No-Photoshop Pledge After 8th-Grader's Campaign

Julia Bluhm, 14, rounded up 80,000 signatures with an online petition, and that convinced the magazine to promise not to digitally alter editorial photos of teen models. The editor in chief writes that Seventeen "never has, never will."
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Website Tests How Political Opposites Actually Discuss Differences

It's called "Political Screaming Match," but a new site that connects political opposites for one-one-one discussions over issues as divisive as the health care law is testing whether the human touch helps to assuage partisan anger.
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A Code Of Conduct, For Drones?

These unmanned aircraft don't just target Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan; they're used domestically for everything from law enforcement to crop-dusting. That's kicked up privacy concerns, and the trade group for companies that make and operate drones is trying to ease some of those worries.
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Cleaner, 'Greener' Cookstoves Need Better Marketing In Bangladesh

Despite decades of global efforts to get cleaner cookstoves to the poor in Bangladesh, very few have adopted them. A new study suggests talking more about the stoves' cheaper fuel costs and less about health hazards may help.

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