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Internet porn could be blocked by British government

"In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, Ed Vaizey, the nation's minister for culture, communications and creative industries, said he may ask Internet service providers to cut off access to Internet pornography sites." | more

Happy Meal Toys Banned in Santa Clara

Happy Meal toys and other promotions that come with high-calorie children's meals will soon be banned in parts of Santa Clara County unless the restaurants meet nutritional guidelines approved Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.

"This ordinance prevents restaurants from preying on children's' love of toys" to sell high-calorie, unhealthful food, said Supervisor Ken Yeager, who sponsored the measure. "This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes."

Small unmanned spacecraft is set for launch

The Air Force hasn’t revealed much about its X-37 pilotless space plane, fueling speculation that it’s being developed for military purposes.It may seem like a harmless, miniature version of the space shuttle, but some industry analysts are wondering if the secretive robotic spacecraft set to launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral has a more sinister side.

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