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Emilie Weideman and her father, Marc Weideman try their new iPhones Thursday in Palo Alto, Calif. Many of the new phones' owners are complaining of a glitch that drops calls. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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New iPhone Owners Complain About Dropped Calls

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Humboldt County, Calif., is home to the Karuk tribe. Many of the tribe's members and others who live in the area have had to leave because of the lack of Internet access, which often hinders business growth. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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FCC Eyes Broadband For Indian Reservations

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Apple Debuts Mobile Ad Network Next Month

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Janis Joplin: The Queen Of Rock

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A CalArts student shows off his robot. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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Music Students Program A Robot Orchestra

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Gizmodo's articles about a next-generation iPhone reportedly found last month at a California bar included photos of the device in various stages of disassembly. Gizmodo via CreativeCommons hide caption

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