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    Report: 11-year-old girl steals $10,000 and pays cabbie $1,300 to drive her 15 hours to meet Florida boy
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    An 11-year-old girl from Arkansas is back at home after reportedly stealing $10,000 from her grandmother and taking a long-distance $1,300 cab ride to meet a boy in Florida. Catching her wasn't too difficult, though. After her parents reported the girl missing, police found calls to the boy and ...

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    Report: Parents using Uber as child carpool alternative [w/poll]
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    Some kids ride home from school in a school bus. Others get picked up by their parents or nannies, or by carpool with other parents. Some walk or ride their bikes, or take public transportation. But Baily Deeter of Atherton, CA, simply hits a button on his iPhone and orders a cab from ...

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    Featured: Top 10 strangest things left behind in taxi cabs
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    We've all been guilty of leaving or losing something while hopping in and out of a taxi during a night out on the town. Forgetting your phone, wallet or purse in a cab is a sure fire way to ruin your day or night, but what would you do if you left your baby behind? Or cremation ashes? According ...

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    Report: Only 1 in 234 pass Melbourne's tough new taxi driver test
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    In London, cab drivers undergo a grueling testing and memorization regime known ominously as "The Knowledge." Obtaining a license to drive one of the British capital's distinctive black cabs is so difficult that students often use motor scooters to get around and learn some 320 routes on 25,000 ...

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    Report: European cabbies protest against Uber car service [w/videos]
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    Some 30,000 taxi drivers across Europe got in their cabs on Wednesday and headed out on the streets, but not to pick up fares: they took to the street in protest. What were they protesting, you ask? Uber. For those still unfamiliar, Uber (formerly known as UberCab) is a mobile application that ...

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    Report: Morocco offering 'cash for clunkers' program for Mercedes W123 taxis
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    As the models continue to grow older, the Ford Crown Victoria is slowly but surely disappearing from North American cities as the prevailing taxicab. The same thing is happening in Morocco with its huge fleet of Mercedes-Benz W123-chassis taxis thanks to a little help from the government. The ...

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    Report: Rival car service app accuses Uber of dirty tactics
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    Uber just can't seem to stay out of the news lately. Between troubles with cab drivers in France and a tragic crash in San Francisco, the ride-sharing app could use some good news for a change. Nope, not going to happen, though. Gett, another ride-sharing app, alleges that Uber employees in New ...

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    Video: Uber taxi vandalized in France despite new law favouring traditional cabbies
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    An Uber car transporting execs for app company Eventbrite was attacked during a trip in Paris, indicating that the row between cab drivers and ride-sharing services could be heading to a rather dark place. The attackers, believed by Uber to be disgruntled traditional cabbies, slashed two of the ...

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    Official: Nissan NV200 is the brave new face of London taxis [w/video]
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    In most cities, just about any vehicle can serve as a taxi – so long as it meets the owner/operator's requirements for reliability, comfort and utility. But certain cities have their own unique taxis, and Nissan has been working hard to corner those markets. It has already designed specific ...

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    Report: NFL giving players Uber credits to avoid drunk driving
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    Car service and taxi app Uber has inked a deal with the NFL Players' Association to provide players with a safe ride and prevent drunk driving. Players will be issued US$200 in ride credits on a keychain card, and will also get promo cards for friends and family. Uber is in 17 of the NFL's 31 ...

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