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Amnesty Says at Least 106 Killed in Iran Protests

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices. Iran’s government, which has not made nation...

Homework Gap: Millions of Students Lack Internet at Home

HARTFORD, Conn. — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing tra...

Will Chewy.com be Dogged by Wall Street Memories?

NEW YORK — PetSmart's online pet store Chewy is preparing for an initial public offering that risks reminding investors of the days when its breed of internet retailing seemed like a lost cause. Chewy hasn't...

Newsom Signs Internet Sales Tax into Law

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law requiring companies like Amazon and eBay to collect sales taxes on behalf of some out-of-state sellers. The law comes after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled la...
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California Approves Free Phones, Internet for Foster Youth

LOS ANGELES — Young people in California's foster system will have access to free cellphones and internet access under a new program that supporters say will bridge a "digital divide." The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved the $22 ...