On-demand delivery apps like Purple, which promises a full tank of gas in an hour, are proliferating in the tech market. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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Obama: No Specific, Credible Terrorist Threat Against U.S.

The president gave a statement urging Americans to travel and gather this Thanksgiving without fear.

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Australia Testing Shark-Detecting Drones To Prevent Shark Attacks

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.

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