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Nevada's Tesla Battery Factory Triggers Wave Of Follow-Up Business

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It'll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.
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Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

A California measure will limit the amount of full contact middle and high school football players can have during practice. The new law takes effect January 1.
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Supreme Court To Hear Case Against Obamacare In 2015

There is another challenge to Obamacare. This one is not as high profile as the last one, but it has the power to gut the program. The high court may also decide to weigh in on the gay marriage issue.
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Obama Finds Reset Button With 2 Years To Go: Is It Too Late?

The president knows he was once regarded as having limitless promise, and realizes as well how disappointed many of his acolytes have been.
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Despite Election Defeat, Obama Sees Room To Push His Agenda

President Obama begins his administration's final phase the way he began several others: recovering from disaster, in this case the loss of the Senate. He's striving to show he won't be a lame duck.
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Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

Quick treatment with Narcan can save a life after an overdose of heroin or opioid pain pills. The year 2014 saw more police, drug users and their families carrying Narcan "rescue kits."
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Not Just A Man's Drink: Ladies Lead The Whiskey Renaissance

Whiskey was long considered a man's drink. But as sales of whiskey soar, it's women who are leading the new boom, thanks to a vanguard of female distillers, blenders and tasters.
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Road Salt Contributes To Toxic Chemical Levels In Streams

One of the primary tools that U.S. transportation departments count on to keep roads safe is road salt. But that has meant rising levels of chloride in many northern streams.
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Mae Keane, The Last 'Radium Girl,' Dies At 107

In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — and told to sharpen the brush with their lips. Dozens died within a few years, but Keane quit, and survived.
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Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

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