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President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The president will still attend the G-20  summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. But what exactly do the high tensions with Russia mean for U.S. business, especially when our trade relationship with Russia is smaller than you might think? Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, the latest urban school district to spend hundreds-of-millions of dollars on a public school.

Chips find their way from inside computers to inside your body

Does having a computer chip embedded in your brain sound like science fiction? Turns out, it's happening now and companies are figuring out how to cash in.
Posted In: robotics, implants, microchips

Wildland firefighting: A family affair

It's been a tough year in wildland firefighting with multiple deaths in Arizona and elsewhere. This mother-daughter pair grapple with the stress, danger and excitement.
Posted In: fire

Spat over Gibraltar smells fishy

Spain is punishing the British territory of Gibraltar supposedly over a row about fishing, but some British lawmakers say this is mere saber-rattling to distract attention from Spain's domestic economic problems.
Posted In: spain, Gibraltar, Britain

You Hate My Job: I work at the DMV

Next in our series, "You Hate My Job" -- a day on the other side of the counter at the DMV.
Posted In: DMV, driver's license, Jobs

Why technology has ruined summer camp

Commentator Beth Teitell says technology is ruining the camp experience because it allows parents to monitor kids 24/7.
Posted In: camp

Simple math adds up to a $147 million school

Atlanta is opening a brand-new school with a high price tag, including spending on a fancy cafeteria and gym.
Posted In: Atlanta, public schools

Building (and buying) a cheaper electric car

Flashy electric-car maker Tesla is struggling to become more profitable, and GM and Daimler are cutting prices on their zero-emission models
Posted In: tesla, electric cars

U.S. trade feels little love from Russia

President Barack Obama canceled his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Posted In: Russia, Putin, U.S. exports

Wouldn't you like the dial-in info for the Al Qaeda conference call?

The Daily Beast reported the tip that led to closing U.S. embassies in the Middle East and Africa came from an Al Qaeda conference call.
Posted In: al qaeda

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Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
Young Galaxy
Get Better John
Mux Mool
It All Feels Right
Washed Out
Rise (Original Mix)
Du Tonc
Airglow Fires
Lone