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    Toyota Reaches $1 Billion Deal On Accelerator Lawsuits

    A plaintiffs' attorney says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement exceeding $1 billion in a class-action lawsuit involving complaints of unintended acceleration in its vehicles. Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton about the deal, which still needs a judge's approval.
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    6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

    Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."
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    Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

    As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
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    Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

    Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.
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    Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

    A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

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