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Raw: Mass Flooding, Stranded People in Kashmir

Raw: Mass Flooding, Stranded People in Kashmir

AP (Sep. 9, 2014) Video released by the Indian Army shows the devastation caused by mass flooding that has killed hundreds and displaced thousands in South Asia. (Sept. 9) Video provided by AP
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Free College Tuition to Break Cycle of Poverty

Free College Tuition to Break Cycle of Poverty

AP (Aug. 28, 2014) Alvernia University is trying to help kids break the cycle of poverty in Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the nation's poorest cities, by offering them full scholarships along with intensive tutoring and mentoring. (Aug. 28) Video provided by AP
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3-Wheeled Car Coming Soon to US Roads

3-Wheeled Car Coming Soon to US Roads

AP (Aug. 15, 2014) There aren't a lot of three-wheeled cars on the road these days. That's about to change. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. (Aug. 15) Video provided by AP
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California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

California Law on Anti-Theft Switch for Smartphones Goes to Governor

TheStreet (Aug. 12, 2014) A California law which will require smartphones to have a switch allowing users to render the device inoperable when stolen is in the final approval stage. The California Senate passed the so-called kill switch measure on Monday. The bill is now being sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. According to the bill's author, theft of smartphones had been growing along its popularity, and two-third of the robberies in the Bay Area involved smartphones. He said, 'Our goal is to swiftly take the wind out of the sails of thieves who have made the theft of smartphones one of the most prevalent street crimes.' If the governor signs the bill, smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung will need to notify the users when the technology becomes available. It would also require wireless carriers to check user name and passwords associated with phones that were once deactivated before the phones can be used again. Minnesota passed a similar bill earlier this year and lawmakers in New York, Illinois and Rhode Island are considering similar legislation. TheStreet's Julia Sun reports from New York. Video provided by TheStreet
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