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Colleges Move To Ban Selfie Taking At Graduation Ceremonies

The University of South Florida told students to think about "the dignity of the ceremony" before attempting a selfie with the university president as she hands them their diplomas.


Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.


U.S. Ramps Up Aid To Syrian Rebels

The U.S. is increasing both arms and training assistance to the Syrian rebels. Advocates of the program say they hope to change the situation on the ground, others doubt it will help much.


Obama: U.S. To Defend Japan In Territorial Disputes With China

President Obama is in Japan for the start of his four-nation Asia visit. The trip aims to assure U.S. allies that they're not forgotten, even as China gets more bullish with its neighbors.


Small Businesses Fight Big-Box Stores By Specializing

As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.


With SuperShoes, Insoles Can Be Your Guide

SuperShoes are squishy insoles that fit inside your shoes. Inside those insoles are "vibrotactile ticklers" linked to your mobile device. Enter a destination and the ticklers guide your way.


Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.


FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules for how broadband providers should treat the Internet traffic flowing through their networks.


Sales Of New Homes Plunged In March

The harsh, persistent winter may have been partly to blame. New home sales are at their lowest pace since last July.


Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him, and it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.



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