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Brazil seeks online independence from U.S.
Google's cheap jet fuel days are over
Sunny Spain aims to tax renewable energy
In Hong Kong, political parodies under threat
U.S. gov seeks answers to clashing marijuana laws
Should Internet access remain free and open?
Egypt panics, struggles to save tourism sector
Vietnam bans online discussion of current affairs
Traffic horrors? Send your stories directly through an app to Congress
Pass the joint? Mexico City mulls legalizing marijuana
How to take the Internet off the grid
AA-US Airways seek rapid court date to battle DOJ merger challenge
In light of the NSA scandal, should employers check staff activity online?
The best place for Europe's entrepreneurs? France
Despite blocks, Wikipedia strives for free knowledge in China
To woo Chinese billionaire, Iceland rethinks foreign investment laws
University of California to open its research vaults, for free
Japan's debt: 1,000,000,000,000,000 yen