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IN THE NEWS: SELIFE STICKS BANNED FROM MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's hard to tell these days if the places and events banning selfie sticks are doing it for safety reasons -- or because they think people who use them are self-centered jerks. The vibe coming from the people who run he Coachella festival seems to indicate there's a little bit of both. On the Coachella list of prohibited items, selfie sticks are referred to with the more derogatory term, "narsisstics." The people at Lollapalooza say they are banning selfie sticks because it will promote safety, speed up the screening process -- and reduce the number of obstructions between fans and the musicians. Coachella and Lollapalooza are among dozens of big events and landmarks taking a stand against the sticks.

IN THE NEWS: EX-FED AGENTS CHARGED IN SILK ROAD CASE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- They were supposed to help catch the bad guys involved in an online black market for drugs and other illegal items. But two former federal agents are being charged with crimes that blur the lines between those being sought and those seeking them. The two agents are charged with swiping digital currency as part of a probe into the Silk Road online marketplace. The Feds say Silk Road gave Internet users access to black market items -- promising users anonymity by using encryption and bitcoins.

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IN THE NEWS: SELIFE STICKS BANNED FROM MUSIC FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's hard to tell these days if the places and events banning selfie sticks are doing it for safety reasons -- or because they think people who use them are self-centered jerks.

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