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Oakland To Issue IDs That Double As Debit Cards

Oakland, Calif., is issuing municipal ID cards to anyone who can prove residency. It doubles as a debit card. Supporters say it will help residents who are poor, without a bank or undocumented. Immigration control advocates say the city is abetting illegal immigration.
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Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars

Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?
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Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce

At the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night, there'll be lots of talk about excellence — the movie industry honoring its own. But as NPR's Bob Mondello notes, there has always been another side to the Oscars: money.
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Could Minimum Wage Increase Boom Or Bust Economy?

President Obama's plan to jump-start the economy starts with increasing the minimum wage and avoiding sequestration. Host Michel Martin talks about those challenges and others, like rising gas prices and expanding waist lines. She's joined by NPR's senior business editor Marilyn Geewax and Wall Street Journal economics reporter Sudeep Reddy.
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Who Should We Honor On Presidents' Day?

Tell Me More host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener inbox. This week, they clear up a Presidents' Day misunderstanding, and see if the idea of Legos for girls really has legs.
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Sheryl Sandberg: "Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead"

Only twenty-one of the Fortune 500 chief executives are women. Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg on how women hold themselves back in the workplace and what to do about it.

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Oscar Swag Bag Isn't What It used to be

On Sunday, nominees who don't win an Academy Award will take home more than $47,000 worth of consolation gifts. Sounds like a nice haul but in 2010, the swag was worth more than $90,000.

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