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Obama Hits Reddit, Talks White House Beer Recipe, Crashes Servers

With Republicans dominating political news coverage from their national convention in Florida, President Obama took to the popular social news site Reddit Wednesday afternoon for a surprise Q-and-A with users.
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U.S. Cars Must Get 55 MPG By 2025 Under New Rules

New greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards will nearly double the distance average cars go on a gallon of gas by 2025. These new rules are expected to further reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The standards come as the United States has already made significant progress in weaning itself from foreign oil. Both the Obama and Bush administrations tightened fuel economy standards, which has resulted in a reduction in demand for oil and domestic oil production has increased.
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Election 2012: What's At Stake In Tech

People in the technology business have a lot riding on this year's elections. We connect with a technology reporter to learn more about the technology issues shaping elections this fall.

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YouTube Trends: Politics And Pop, Yes, But Education And Science, Too

A check-in with what's trending on YouTube reveals interest in Korean pop, politics and science.
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Video Check: What's Trending On Youtube?

The biggest thing on Youtube now is a manically paced South Korean music video called "Gangnam Style." The video's been getting 3 million hits a day. It's popularity in the U.S. is extremely unusual for a song not in English. What else are people watching online?
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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

The University of the People says it's the "world's first, tuition-free, online university," designed for poor students who would otherwise lack access to higher education. The institution has 1,300 students in 129 countries, but it's also struggling to maintain its "free" mission.
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Tech Week Ahead: Fallout After Apple-Samsung Suit

Audie Cornish looks ahead to the week's tech news with Steve Henn. They cover fallout from the Apple's victory over Samsung in a mobile patents case.

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