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More Evidence Suggests Shortcomings For Whooping Cough Vaccine

There were more than 9,000 whooping cough cases in California in 2010, a 60-year high. There has been a resurgence of the disease across the country lately. Why? People going without vaccination is one factor. Another may lie in the vaccines themselves.
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Roughing Up Rice: GOP Senators Play The Personal And Political

History suggests that Susan Rice will be confirmed, if nominated for secretary of state. But some Republicans may be focusing on her statements about Benghazi to discredit the Obama administration. Here's a look at that possibility, and what else might be part of the Capitol Hill wrangling.
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This Just In: No One Was Shot Or Stabbed Monday In New York City

Police officials can't remember the last time a whole day went by without someone being shot, stabbed or slashed by someone else. But that's just what happened as the week began. The sharp drop in violent crime from decades before continues.
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Can Mexico's New President Turn The Corner?

Mexico's President-elect, Enrique Pena Nieto, is promising to work closely with President Obama. Pena Nieto was in Washington this week ahead of his inauguration on Saturday. Host Michel Martin speaks with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, and Stephen Johnson from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
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Winning Powerball? It's More Likely A Vending Machine Will Kill You

Yes, the odds that you'll have the winning number are incredibly long — 175 million to one. Of course, if you don't buy a ticket the odds of winning disappear.
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Post-Election, GOP's Immigration Message Evolves

Electoral math dictates the party change its position on immigration. For Republicans, the old debate was amnesty vs. deportation. But that debate died on election night. The new debate has a new dividing line: legalization vs. citizenship.
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As Battery Demand Falls, Can Energizer Keep Going?

Lithium battery sales have fallen dramatically in recent years, as people adopt more and more rechargeable devices. The decreasing need for the batteries has prompted Energizer to close three U.S. plants, including one in northern Vermont.

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