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Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.
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New Maryland Ride-Hailing Regulations Address Background Checks, Insurance

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are unregulated no more — at least in Maryland, where lawmakers closed the loop on some persistent questions about the way these services operate.

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EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

Saying that Google abused its grip on the online search market by "systematically favoring" its own shopping services at the expense of others, a European panel releases a list of antitrust charges.
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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.
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Tea Party, ACLU Line Up Against McAuliffe, Police On Virginia Drones

What will happen in Virginia when a moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement ends this June? It depends in part how the General Assembly chooses to handle a showdown with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
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How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.
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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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