The Picture Show
1:34 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

The Colorful Days Of Life On The Border

Bruce Berman

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 3:28 pm

Editor's note: This is another one of those stories that came to me fortuitously by email. Bruce Berman teaches photography in Las Cruces, N.M., and, like many photography instructors, he has a huge archive of his own. This is just a small selection of his color photographs documenting life in the border town of El Paso, Texas.

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The Two-Way
1:26 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Feel-Good Photo: Gabrielle Giffords Atop A Mountain In France

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (center) and her husband Mark Kelly (right), at the peak of Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps on Monday. Behind them is mountain guide Vincent Lameyre.
Denis Balibouse Reuters /Landov

After four days of sadly serious news about what happened in Aurora, Colo., here's a photo that may lift your heart.

Reuters explains that former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., rode a two-stage cable car on Monday to the peak of Aiguille du Midi in the French Alps. That's 12,605-feet above sea level.

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The Two-Way
1:24 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Peg Perego Recalls 223,000 Strollers Due To Strangulation Risk

The models of strollers being recalled.
Peg Perego

Originally published on Tue July 24, 2012 2:16 pm

One child strangled to death and another nearly strangled when their heads were caught between the tray and the seat bottom of their Peg Perego strollers. The Italian company is now issuing a recall for 223,000 strollers that were sold in the United States from Jan. of 2004 and Sept. 2007 and

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says:

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The Two-Way
1:10 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Wal-Mart Urgest Retailers To Reject $6 Billion Settlement With Visa, MasterCard

A van covered by a mural sits parked outside a Walt-Mart Super Center in Mexico City.
Dieu Nalio Chery AP

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, says its peers should reject the $6 billion settlement reached over fees charged on credit card purchases.

As we reported, Visa and MasterCard agreed to pay more than $6 billion to settle complaints from retailers that it prohibited them from imposing surcharges on customers using those cards. Those complaints have existed for years.

The AP reports:

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One-on-One With Ashley Judd
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

One-on-One With Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd. Photo: Tanner Latham

Ashley Judd and her dog Buttermilk. Photo: Tanner Latham.

Actress Ashley Judd was in Charlotte Sunday to stump for President Obama. She spoke at an event aimed at bolstering the female vote. And she sat down with WFAE's Tanner Latham to talk about her status as a celebrity, her role as a delegate for the upcoming DNC, and the influence her grandmother had in helping raise her and as a political activist.

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CMPD To Install Gunshot Detection System
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

CMPD To Install Gunshot Detection System

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have received city council permission to install technology that will identify the exact time and location of a gunshot.

CMPD Deputy Chief Harold Medlock says the city will deploy the system in one neighborhood with a high rate of violent crime. That test location has not been chosen yet, says Medlock.

A series of small antennae will be placed on rooftops to speed up police response.

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City Council Unanimous On Eastland Mall Purchase
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

City Council Unanimous On Eastland Mall Purchase

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Eastland Mall. Photo: Iwasteela/Flickr

Charlotte residents will soon be the proud owners of their very own deserted shopping mall.

Last night the City Council voted unanimously to acquire Eastland Mall for $13 million. An audience of film industry workers and east-side neighborhood leaders gave the vote a standing ovation.

Councilman John Autry says movie production companies have expressed serious interest in building soundstages on the 80-acre site.

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RNC Security Details Released, DNC Coming Soon?
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

RNC Security Details Released, DNC Coming Soon?

The Golden Age of Television
1:00 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

The Golden Age of Television

The Torch
12:36 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Watch The London Olympics Online: A Guide To Web Video And Mobile Apps

The NBC Olympics app will include different levels of streaming video. The network requires registration for access to its live content from London.
NBC

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 3:44 am

If you love to watch the Olympics, this is your year: NBC is pumping out more than 5,500 hours of video for your TV and digital devices. We've covered that before — but how do you go about watching?

Here's a guide to how you can keep up with the Summer Games:

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