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U.S. Cars Must Get 55 MPG By 2025 Under New Rules

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New greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards will nearly double the distance average cars go on a gallon of gas by 2025. These new rules are expected to further reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The standards come as the United States has already made significant progress in weaning itself from foreign oil. Both the Obama and Bush administrations tightened fuel economy standards, which has resulted in a reduction in demand for oil and domestic oil production has increased.
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'Swiss Army Man' Directors Explain The Symbolism Behind A Farting Corpse

The directors of Swiss Army Man — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — talk to NPR's Kelly McEvers about what inspired them to make a movie about a flatulent corpse, and the deeper meaning behind it.
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Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Persuade China To Eat Less Meat?

Like the U.S., China is battling obesity and climate change. So it's urging citizens to eat less meat — and spreading the word with public service ads featuring Hollywood stars.
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Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.
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Shock, Rage And Gallows Humor: A Brexit Backlash On Social Media

Young voters had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union. Now there's a flood of anger from those who accuse older generations of choosing a future they don't want.

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