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    Lawmakers have struck a deal on a bipartisan bill expanding background checks on gun buyers. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, prompting remembrances and discussions of her legacy. And the "continuing resolution" in Congress means the U.S. Postal Service has to backpedal on plans to end Saturday delivery. We talk about these and other stories making headlines and catching your attention.

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    Christmas Bells Are Ringing, And Cable Holiday Movies Are Unrelenting

    Christmas cable movies are a genre unto themselves. We take a look at some of the Hallmark (and other) romances that are surprisingly big business this time of year.
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    Coca-Cola Wades Into Milk Business With 'Fairlife'

    The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn's in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn's dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.
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    Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

    The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
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    In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

    Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

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