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The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday recommended that the use of cellphones while driving be banned nationwide. The NTSB wants phone calls, text messaging and any cellphone-related distracted driving to be banned, but some hands-free devices would not apply.


In a related story, the NTSB announced Tuesday that a driver who caused a pileup in Missouri last year had been texting while driving before the accident. Two people were killed and 38 were injured in the crash that involved two school buses.


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"While we don't know the details of the acts which the authorities accused Amina of committing, the charge of sorcery has often been used in Saudi Arabia to punish people, generally after unfair trials, for exercising their right to freedom of speech or religion." - Philip Luther of Amnesty International, talking after it was reported that a woman had been beheaded for “practicing sorcery.”


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