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Can't Pay Your Fines? Your License Could Be Taken

Drive drunk or recklessly and the state can suspend your driver's license. But a number of officials worry that many suspensions are for lesser offenses, including unpaid tickets or even truancy.
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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.
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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.
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The 2014 Tech Trends We'll Still Be Talking About Next Year

Apple is ending an influential 2014 but faces another big test ahead. And we revisit the mega-hacks of the year and look to a more voice-controlled future.
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Activists Call 2014 'A Super Banner Year' For Same-Sex Marriage

A year ago, same-sex marriage was legal in 18 states and Washington, D.C. Now that number is up to 35 states, and there's a strong possibility the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the issue in 2015.
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De Blasio Struggles To Rebuild Trust With NYPD Rank And File

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed new graduates of the city's police academy on Monday. It was awkward timing for a mayor who's struggling to rebuild trust with the NYPD's rank and file after two officers were shot in their squad car earlier this month.
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James Fallows On The 'Tragedy Of The American Military'

The gulf between the vast majority of the American public and the nation's military has had a detrimental effect on the U.S. fighting force, according to James Fallows in an Atlantic cover story.
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Depression-Era Photos Make A Mark In American Photography

A Yale University project has organized and mapped photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information from 1935 to 1946. Now there's an online tool to explore them.
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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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