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Cleveland Celebrates 30 Years Of 'A Christmas Story'

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the movie A Christmas Story. The holiday film has grown a cult following over the years, but it has taken on a special importance in Cleveland, where some of the scenes were shot.
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Coast Guard Proposes Rule For Transporting Fracking Leftovers By Barge

Natural gas drillers want the U.S. Coast Guard to allow them to transport tens of millions of gallons of fracking wastewater on the nation's waterways. Federal law doesn't consider that wastewater to be hazardous, but the Coast Guard does.
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Companies Revisit 'Rank And Yank' of 1980s

Longtime General Electric CEO and management icon Jack Welch popularized a management style in the 1980s that critics dubbed "rank and yank." The system ranks employees — with under-performers getting yanked from their jobs or the company. This old practice is in the news again. Microsoft recently did away with it. But other companies are embracing it.
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Deadly Derailment Is Latest Accident For Commuter Train Line

At least four people are dead after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in New York Sunday morning. This past summer, a freight train carrying trash derailed on the other side of the curve. And in May, two Metro-North trains collided in Connecticut, injuring more than 70 people.
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School Stress Takes A Toll On Health, Teens And Parents

Teenagers say their parents often don't realize how overwhelmed they feel about school. Psychologists say parents can help children manage their expectations and live a more balanced life, even if it means not racking up as high a GPA as their friends.
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Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times

Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.
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Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination?

Starting Monday, gay marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism.
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Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains

One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass-roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic with community-based riding.
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The Latest From The New York Train Derailment

A Metro-North train derailed this morning in the Bronx, killing four and injuring dozens of others. Arun Rath talks with NPR's Jim Zarroli about the crash and further developments.
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'Threshold Choir' Sings To Comfort The Terminally Ill

Kate Munger founded the a capella group Threshold Choir to provide comfort to the sick and dying. Host Arun Rath talks with Munger about the choir's somewhat morbid services.

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