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11:57am

Thu February 28, 2013
It's All Politics

Federal Gay Marriage Ban Hurts The Bottom Line, Businesses Argue

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 1:13 pm

Starbucks is among the companies urging the Supreme Court to strike down the federal government's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages.
Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images

After years of legal wrangling, the Defense of Marriage Act — the law that prevents the federal government from recognizing marriage as anything but a "legal union between one man and one woman" — comes before the Supreme Court next month.

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9:03am

Thu February 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama To Hold Virtual 'Fireside Hangout' At White House

President Obama video chats with a questioner in 2012.
The White House

The White House has set up its latest online Fireside Hangout to focus on issues President Obama raised in his State of the Union Address this week. The live event is hosted by Google. The White House says he'll focus on jobs and other topics, such as early childhood education.

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2:17pm

Wed February 6, 2013
Technology

Google Maps Out Colorado Ski Runs

Screencap showing off the view under the lift
Google Maps

Google has taken it's mapping technology to the slopes. Street views, routes, and run and lift maps for 38 of the most popular mountains in the U.S. and Canada, including 11 of Colorado's ski resorts, can now be found on Google Maps.

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1:34am

Mon January 28, 2013
Digital Life

Google Posts How It Handles Requests For Users' Data

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 8:11 am

Google wants you to know you're being watched. Or rather, the company wants you to know how and when the police get to watch what you do online.

For the first time, the company has posted its policies for when it gives up users' information to the government. It's part of a broader company strategy to push for tougher privacy laws.

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3:38pm

Thu January 17, 2013
All Tech Considered

Bump On The Road For Driverless Cars Isn't Technology, It's You

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 11:07 pm

Car companies are picking up automobile concepts such as this Lexus SL 600 Integrated Safety driverless research vehicle, shown at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January in Las Vegas.
Julie Jacobson AP

When you watch science fiction movies, you notice there are two things that seem like we will get in the future — a silver jumpsuit and driverless cars.

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