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Do you Poken?

Electronic business cards are a groundbreaking communication technology for exchanging information that have experienced a rapid increase in popularity.Since their U.S. premiere in January 2010, these “e-cards” enable a person to share contact information by bumping their personalized device with someone else’s.Many people might be familiar with the iPhone’s “bump” exchange.

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UNC system, Marines to partner

The UNC system is taking another step to strengthen its ties with the military. UNC-system President Erskine Bowles will sign an agreement with the U.S. Marines Corps Forces Special Operations Command and Marine Corps Installations East today to cement a partnership between the two groups.

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Students still urged to get H1N1 vaccines

Health officials are still urging students to get vaccinated for H1N1, even though the number of cases has significantly declined since fall’s peak.Although it hasn’t yet materialized, another wave of the flu could happen, and there is currently a surplus of vaccines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Texting ban difficult to enforce

More than a month after the ban on texting while driving went into effect, law enforcement officials say they are still struggling to enforce it.The Chapel Hill Police Department does not have a uniform procedure to deal with people violating the texting ban. Officers don’t usually make a note of the violation unless it results in a crash, said Lt. Kevin Gunter.

Eric Butter, left, counts signatures as Mary Campion adds hers to Sunny Darji’s list Tuesday afternoon.DTH/Lauren Vied
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Students gather signatures to protest a portion of bills

UNC students joined together Tuesday to protest a section of the proposed health care reform they said could drive up the cost of generic drugs. The proposed legislation would extend the time drug makers can keep pharmaceutical data exclusive, preventing generics from entering the market. Generics give people cheaper alternatives than name-brand products.The students protesting this part of the bill were part of a nationwide effort to alter the legislation by collecting petition signatures that they plan to send to the White House and to their respective legislators.

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