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Rose Bowl Highlights College Football Game Day

A lot of sports fans will be glued to their televisions this New Year's Day. There are a number of big college football bowl games on Wednesday, including the 100th Rose Bowl.
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Mayor Bill De Blasio Takes Office In New York City

Bill de Blasio is the first Democrat to hold the job in 20 years, and he couldn't be more different than his predecessor Michael Bloomberg. In November, de Blasio won the election in a landslide as New Yorkers endorsed a new direction for their city.
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Chief Justice Highlights Lack Of Funding For Federal Judiciary

At the start of the new year, the Supreme Court releases an annual report. Chief Justice John Roberts offers insights into both the year gone by and the one ahead.
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Home Prices Mark Biggest Gains Since 2006

The latest numbers on home prices show strong gains across the country. The housing market recovery kicked into high gear during the first half of 2013 due in part to interest rates that were at a record low.
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Dying Lawyer Convicted Of Aiding Terrorism Leaves Prison

In 2005, Lynn Stewart was convicted of helping blind Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman communicate with followers while he was serving a life sentence for plotting to blow up New York City landmarks.
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Federal Flood Insurance Program Drowning In Debt. Who Will Pay?

Congress has tried to boost premiums on the cheap, subsidized insurance FEMA offers. But property owners in flood zones protested the rate hikes, and legislators backed off in 2013, calling for "further study." Meanwhile, a string of bad storms has left the program $24 billion in debt — so far.
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Banks Try To Save Big With 'ATMs Of The Future'

An ATM that lets you video chat with a teller hundreds of miles away? It's part of an effort by the banking industry to cut costs: The more ATMs can do, the less banks have to spend on tellers and real estate. But in-person branches still remain the best way for banks to get new business.
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Elizabeth Smart Shares About Her Faith And Kidnapping

Elizabeth Smart was just 14-years-old when she was kidnapped at knife point from her bedroom. She was held for nine months before finally being rescued. Host Michel Martin talks with Smart about her memoir, My Story and her Mormon faith - which made her both a target, and a survivor. This segment originally aired Oct. 11, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Nikki Giovanni Chases Beer And Family

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most celebrated living poets. She's well known for beautiful descriptions of family, friends, politics and even food. Host Michel Martin talks with Giovanni about some of the surprises in her latest collection, Chasing Utopia. This segment originally aired Oct. 29, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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Vitamin E Might Help Slow Alzheimer's Early On

Vitamin E has gotten a bad rap because of studies finding it increases risk of death. But people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease might be able to fend off symptoms for a while, a study finds. That could mean more a little more time to live independently, and less burden on caregivers.

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