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The inauguration managed to get its own mobile app this year; Politico's Steve Freiss talks about why technology often falls behind of the times. Meanwhile, Barack Obama's Obama for America campaign group -- database, volunteers and all -- is now…

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Library jokes it'll move Lance Armstrong books to fiction section

Jan 21, 2013
A part-time staff member at an Australian library set up a prank sign stating that all the non-fiction Lance Armstrong books would be moved to the fiction section.

MLK's old neighborhood seeks economic comeback

Jan 21, 2013
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.

Arcade veteran seeks to be pinball wizard

Jan 21, 2013
Video may have killed the pinball machine, but arcade veteran Jack Guarnieri aims to give it new life.

Inauguration goes social with first smartphone app

Jan 21, 2013
Politico's senior technology reporter Steve Friess says if you look to the past, inaugurations have never really been a showcase for technology.

Formica: Coming to a table near you?

Jan 21, 2013
That staple of '50s kitchen counter tops is being embraced by young architects as a green alternative to stone.

Born on Inauguration Day: Where we go from here

Jan 21, 2013
People born on Inauguration Days past talk about how it's affected their lives and how American has changed in their lifetimes.

Young entrepreneurs reinvigorate Hong Kong tailoring

Jan 21, 2013
Hong Kong tailoring has long had a reputation for quality but many of the tailors were old and their premises old-fashioned. Now a new breed of young clothing entrepreneurs is shaking things up.

Obama uses campaign machine to push agenda

Jan 21, 2013
President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.

The inauguration managed to get its own mobile app this year; Politico’s Steve Freiss talks about why technology often falls behind of the times. Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s Obama for America campaign group — database, volunteers and all — is now turning into a nonprofit. Young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong are updating the tailoring business there. The building material that made for colorful countertops decades ago — Formica — could be making a green comeback. And Jim Burress reports on how a bakery, a college and a streetcar line that could change the economic fortunes of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood.

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