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Body Cameras Get Temporary Approval In Maryland For This Year

Deadly encounters between police and the communities they serve have put a renewed focus on the use of body cameras on police. Lawmakers in Maryland have given a temporary reprieve on the state's wiretapping laws while a commission comes up with clearer rules.

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Russia Bans Some Internet Memes That Mock Public Figures

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Kevin Rothrock, who wrote the article, "The Kremlin has declared war on memes" for Global Voices and Quartz.
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'Overly Attached Girlfriend' Meme Star Turns Online Fame Into Comedy Career

Laina Morris is the real person behind the Internet meme known as the "Overly Attached Girlfriend."
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Researchers At Virginia Tech Find Way To Pull Hydrogen From Biomass

A transportation system builty on hydrogen is likely a ways away, but researchers at Virginia Tech say they have solved one of the major roadblocks.

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Once The Cream Of The Crop, Zynga Zigzags To Adapt To Mobile

Zynga's former CEO is back, less than two years after leaving the company he founded. The company had a smash hit with Farmville on Facebook, but has struggled to stay current in new markets.
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Better Than 'Survivor': Wild Drama Hooks Viewers On Nest Web Cams

Forget Big Brother and Real Housewives. Local governments and nonprofits are starting to capitalize on our unquenchable thirst for reality programming — in the form of bird nest cams.
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Know That THX 'Sound' Before Movies? That's Actually 20,000 Lines Of Code

Deep Note, THX's distinctive audio logo often heard before movies, is getting an upgrade. The sound's creator, James A. Moorer, first composed it in code in 1982.
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Magic Mirror, At The Store, Should This Top Go In My Drawer?

Craning your neck in the dressing room is just part of the shopping experience. But Neiman Marcus hopes a new digital "Memory Mirror" will make it easier to find something that fits just right.
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Cooking With Emoji: We're Taking Eggplant Back From The Bros

The eggplant emoji has become a favorite of salacious sexters. To rescue its sullied rep, we turn to our emoji keyboards and conjure up recipes to highlight the fruit's, ahem, culinary attributes.
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Civilians Can Record Police Encounters, But When Is It Interference?

Courts have ruled that civilians have a constitutional right to videotape police encounters in public. But civilians are not allowed to interfere with police activity.

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