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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. this year. But analysts say those recalls say more about the way the industry has restructured than about overall car safety.
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As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim Advantage

Does telling your abortion story help end stigma about the procedure, or does it help opponents make the case against abortion? The answer to that question depends very much on whom you talk to.
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'The Interview,' Now Sony's Top Online Film Ever, Earns Nearly $18M

The film earned nearly $3 million through theater screenings and $15 million from online sales. The comedy that was originally pulled from theaters was rented or bought more than 2 million times.
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Republicans Sort Their Priorities For The New Congress

The GOP will take over both chambers of Congress on Jan. 6, with issues like the Keystone XL pipeline, Obamacare and immigration reform likely to take priority.
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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the manager of the "Holocron" database at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.
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Texted Reminders Help Parents Get Kids In For Flu Shots

It's hard enough to get kids in for one flu shot, let alone two. But when parents got texts that explained why the child needed a second dose, they were much more likely to get the job done.
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Looking To 2015, Economists See 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.
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Pa. Town To Ring In New Year With Giant Nail

Pennsylvania was once the national capital of nails. Never mind the ball drop in New York's Times Square, West Fairview will drop a 7-foot nail.
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Transcript: President Obama's Full NPR Interview

Steve Inskeep's wide-ranging interview with President Obama covers recent executive actions on Cuba and immigration, race relations in the U.S., health care and extending democracy in the Middle East.

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Nonprofit Fights Illiteracy By Getting Books To Kids Who Need Them

For kids to be exposed to reading, families have to have books to read to them, which isn't a given — especially in low-income areas. First Book works to get quality literature into those communities.

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