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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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This Day in History for June 27 – Stonewall Uprising and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail (More info)

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia (More info)

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This Day in History for June 26 – Cyclone Coaster Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1870 – Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States (More info)

1927 – The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island (More info)

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This Day in History for June 25 – Custer’s Last Stand and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – Virginia becomes the 10th state in the Union (More info)

1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and his men are killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn (More info)

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Can Living in a City Make You Crazy?

While it has been long assumed that the more time you spend in a rural setting the better your mental health, a new study has shed light on why this is.

A team of scientists based in Germany scanned the brains of 32 volunteers from rural and urban areas while they tried to complete puzzles with time limits.

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Uncivil Behavior a Growing Problem In the US

How rude!

That catch phrase from ‘Full House’ is now more relevant than ever, thanks to the results of the Civility in America survey.

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Dead Soldier Leaves Money to Send Friends to Las Vegas

Everyone needs a friend like David Hart.

The British soldier who was killed by a Taliban bomb last year left more than $160,000 in his will so his friends could go to Las Vegas.

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Celebration Set for World’s Longest-Burning Light Bulb

Let there be light!

A celebration honoring the anniversary of a light bulb that has been on for 110 years at a fire station in Livermore, California will take place this weekend.

The 60-watt light, which is only powered to four watts, was turned on in 1901 and has been burning up like a Lady Gaga song ever since.

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Man Kicked Off Plane For Cursing

Robert Sayegh wanted to know why it was taking so long for his Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight from Detroit to Newark to get off the runway.

So he made a general inquiry as to the plane’s grounded nature that admittedly contained R-rated language.

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This Day in History for June 15 – Twelfth Amendment Ratified and More

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (More info)

1775 – George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (More info)

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