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Will that be cash, check or bitcoin?

Bitcoins have soared in value in recent weeks, touching $1000 per bitcoin earlier this week. They've become so popular some traditional businesses are accepting them for payment — but not everyone has embraced them.

Global Scan

These days, anybody can be a politician

Rob Ford remains steadfast in his refusal to give up his job as mayor of Toronto — and perhaps that's providing motivation to some of Canada's other drug users. Edward Snowden's revelations have sparked hearings before the British Parliament and Twitter had finally gone public. Those stories and others in today's Global Scan.

Endangered Species Gain More Protection

CITES, the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species recently met in Bangkok, Thailand. Several species of sharks received unprecedented protection but the international community declined to give more protection for the polar bear.

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Asian street cuisine

This Geo Quiz might make you hungry! We're looking for a large city in Southeast Asia. The city's name means "city of angels." It became its country's capital in the 18th century. And it has great food and not merely in the fancy restaurants.