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More High-Mileage Cars Available To U.S. Buyers

A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.
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Mind Over Milkshake: How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach

What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.
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3 Dead After Shootings At Jewish Facilities Near Kansas City

One shooting took place at a Jewish community center and another happened at an assisted-living facility. Authorities say a person of interest is in custody, The Associated Press reports.
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Keep It Brief, Commencement Speakers! No One Will Remember Anyway

Former college President Hal Wilde has endured dozens of graduation ceremonies. He says procuring the speaker was one of his most annoying tasks. And for what? Students rarely remember the message.
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Outdated Tax Code Gives Some Working Spouses A Bad Deal

The U.S. tax code, which dates back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet, can work against dual-income spouses. In some cases, it's cheaper for one spouse to stay home.
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Preventing 'The Next Bell': The Impact Of A Calif. City Investigation

The cash-strapped city of Bell, Calif., is seeing justice after an almost four-year investigation of top city officials. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with Los Angeles Times reporter Ruben Vives.
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'Bully' Serves His Punishment: Holding Sign In Public

After a court found Edmond Aviv had abused his neighbors with racial slurs and pranks, he was forced to sit by a busy street with a sign proclaiming, "I am a bully."
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'Pay Secrecy' Policies At Work: Often Illegal, And Misunderstood

President Obama has signed an order that reinforces part of a law that's existed for nearly 80 years: Employees can discuss compensation without fear of retaliation. Here's what you should know.
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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort

Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
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Marijuana Vending Machine Unveiled In Colorado

You may be picturing a vending machine on a sidewalk, ready to dispense pot brownies to anyone with correct change. That's not quite what the backers of the machine have in mind.

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