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George Lucas to build affordable housing in one of the richest parts of America

After residents living near George Lucas' Grady Ranch protested his planned studio into nonexistence, the film magnate made different plans for the land.

By April 19, 2015

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Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says Houston

After a passenger was allegedly raped by her Uber driver, the Texas city threatens to shut down the ride-hailing service. Uber says it will comply with the city's rules.

By April 17, 2015

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Driver follows GPS off disused bridge, and wife dies, police say

Technically Incorrect: Sheriffs in Indiana say that a man was following his GPS too slavishly and drove his car onto a ramp leading to a demolished bridge.

By March 30, 2015

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Teen who tampered with teacher's computer faces felony charge

A Florida eighth-grader is charged with a cybercrime after admitting he replaced the background image on the computer with one of two men kissing because he didn't like the teacher.

By April 13, 2015

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Uber asks US court to toss out alleged rape case from India

The car-hailing service says a US-based company cannot be sued in a "dispute involving an alleged wrong committed by one Indian citizen against another Indian citizen, in India."

By April 7, 2015

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RoboGames returns with fighting robots in April

Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the "Olympics of robots" is back, once more invading San Mateo, Calif. The event will later be released as a Web series and DVD.

By March 24, 2015

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Uber homes in on safety initiatives amid concerns

After a series of allegations of Uber drivers committing rape and other crimes against passengers, the ride-hailing company expands on its safety measures.

By March 25, 2015

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Google's high-speed fiber network to land in Salt Lake City

The 1-gigabit-per-second Internet and TV service sets its sights on an eighth US metro area.

By March 25, 2015

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Florida police seek to stop Craigslist crimes

The growing number of crimes and attacks related to online classifieds has states like Florida seeking ways to make these transactions safer.

By March 20, 2015

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Facebook facing litany of gender, racial complaints

Ex-employee sues over a wide range of alleged bad behavior, including sexual harassment and race discrimination in the workplace.

By March 18, 2015