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Paris Transit Launches Politeness Campaign

The public transport authority received complaints about train etiquette. New billboards poke fun at bad manners, featuring Frenchmen with giant animal heads: a donkey spitting out gum, a frog leaping the turnstile, a chicken clucking loudly on her cellphone.
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Samsung Fight Among Many In Apple's Patent War

In a federal district court Monday, computing giant Apple will ask for more than $2.5 billion from rival phone maker Samsung for patent violations. If successful, the suit would be the most expensive patent violation in history. It's just one front in Apple's war against phones running Google's Android operating system.
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A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit.
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Apple Vs. Samsung Showdown Heads To Trial

The late Apple chief Steve Jobs vowed before he died to destroy Android and that fight continues after his death. Apple is trying to keep Samsung's Android phones and tablets out of the U.S., charging that Samsung is violating Apple's patents. Apple has taken this fight global. Guest host David Greene talks to NPR's Laura Sydell about Monday's case.
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Jack Daniel's To Author: Cease And Desist

Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey is an American classic with a distinctive black-labeled bottle that kind of looks like the typeface on an old wanted poster. Patrick Wensink wrote a novel called Broken Piano for President with a cover that was clearly inspired, maybe a little too much, by Jack Daniel's.
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Longtime Chick-Fil-A Spokesman Dies

Don Perry, 60, joined Chick-fil-A in 1983. His death comes amid a controversy over remarks made about gay marriage by Chick-fil-A's president.
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The U.S. Economy, Sliced And Diced In Two Graphics

Economic growth slowed in the second quarter. We look at just how the U.S. economy breaks down into goods and services.

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