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How Driver's License Suspensions Unfairly Target The Poor

Losing your driver's license is a serious penalty, but often it's for nothing to do with unsafe driving. Without one, many who can't afford to pay the fines have a hard time finding or keeping a job.
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She Left The Nightlife Behind To Become A Life Coach

A former exotic dancer and dominatrix, Mira Johnson now coaches others on reinventing themselves. Her clients know she won't judge them, she says, no matter what choices they've made in life.
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In This New Year, Is It Time To Nix The Thank-You Letter?

In The Guardian, Peter Ormerod argues it's time to end the ritual of forcing children to write often-formulaic letters. Instead, he says, try for something that's less of a chore and more sincere.
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Jury Selection To Begin In Trial Of Boston Bombing Suspect

The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins on Monday, and some 1,200 prospective jurors have been summoned. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Milton Valencia of the Boston Globe.
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NYPD Officer's Funeral Binds Diversity In Culture And Opinion

NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu is being laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with WNYC's Stephen Nessen from the scene about what mourners are saying.
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ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

The longtime host of SportsCenter was famous for his enthusiasm and the bevy of catchphrases he mined for his commentary.
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NYPD's Wenjian Liu, Killed In Dec. Shooting, Is Laid To Rest

Some of the thousands who attended the ceremony to honor the officer shot on Dec. 20 turned their backs as a gesture of disrespect for Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke.
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Attracted To Men, Pastor Feels Called To Marriage With A Woman

Allan Edwards is attracted to men, but his faith conflicts with homosexuality, so he doesn't act on it or identify as gay. Instead, he's married, starting a family and staying true to his beliefs.
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North Korea: New Sanctions Prove U.S. 'Inveterate Repugnancy'

The statement by an unnamed foreign ministry official in Pyongyang comes two days after President Obama slapped new sanctions on the hard-line regime.
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New York Prepares For Slain Officer's Funeral

NYPD officer Wenjian Liu will be laid to rest Sunday. Liu and his partner were killed last month. Cops from around the U.S. will attend, and questions remain about how they'll greet Mayor de Blasio.

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