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How a century-old rule is keeping the American legal profession from innovating like its foreign colleagues

If you want to get legal advice in Canada, you can swing by Wal-Mart. And in the UK, legal advice is handed out in grocery stores. But a rule implemented more than 100 years ago in the US keeps legal advice largely out of reach for most Americans and keeps innovations from changing the stodgy legal field.

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These university students have found a way to make prosthetic limbs affordable to the masses

The fact is, prosthetics can change the course of someone's life. But they're usually prohibitively expensive — available only to the well-insured and the well-to-do. But a team of graduate students in Massachusetts say they've found a way to build artificial limbs for just a few dollars, potentially making these life-changing devices available all over the world.

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Update on missing Air France jet

Correspondent Anita Elash reports on the latest in the investigation into the disappearance of an Air France airliner yesterday. 228 people were onboard. Brazil's Air Force says search planes discovered some debris floating in the Atlantic Ocean today, though it's not yet clear whether it's from the missing jet.

Arts, Culture & Media

Clothing with a secret

�Dress Codes� is a new exhibit at the International Center of Photography in New York. The exhibit highlights some clothes that have a secret. The World's Alex Gallafent interviews Peruvian photographer Milagros de la Torre.

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Nuts for coconuts

A state in south west India is on our radar for today's Geo Quiz. This state is famous for its coconuts as well as coconut oil, coconut cake, coconut toddy, coconut water..you get the idea�they go nuts for coconuts.

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Technology time capsule

Digital documents and photos could prove unreadable in a few decades. The World's Clark Boyd reports on what technology experts are working on now so people in the future can open those digital files after the gadgets that made them are gone.