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Superstorm Sandy Victims Say FEMA's Role Is Fatally Conflicted

As Sandy victims and FEMA work to resolve accusations of falsified damage estimates, some are questioning how the agency can be both a flood insurance provider and a regulator of flood insurance.
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Agreement Reached In West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

West Coast ports and the dockworkers union have reached a tentative deal after a nine-month stalemate. Sporadic work stoppages and shutdowns are expected to end, pending ratification by both sides.
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Looming Presidential Race Divides National Governors Group

The National Governors Association is in Washington for its winter meeting, and there is no lack of talk about the 2016 White House. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Ron Elving about the week in politics.
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Apple Must 'Think Different' On Cars, Or Join Ranks Of Failed New Brands

Apple has formed a secret team to design and prototype an electric car, according to numerous reports. While Apple may have the technological chops, the odds are stacked against startup car companies.
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Hammered And Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?

Being falling-down drunk is often played for laughs on YouTube videos, but those videos don't show the downside of getting trashed. That can't be good for teenagers and young adults, researchers say.
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West Coast Ports, Dockworkers Reach Tentative Deal

Negotiations with unions had been stalled for nine months; the dispute has snarled recent traffic at the facilities, which handle $1 trillion in cargo each year.
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Violent Extremism About Methods More Than Ideas

Audie Cornish speaks with counterterrorism expert Peter Neumann, who attended the White House extremism summit, on the paths to radicalization in Europe.
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State Department Doubles Down On Anti-ISIS Messaging

Efforts to combat ISIS propaganda have been unified under a newly expanded State Department office.
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Governors Meeting Allows 2016 Hopefuls To Grab The Spotlight

This weekend's National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., offers an opportunity for ambitious governors to grab the spotlight and preen for 2016.
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Tow Truck Drivers, Plumbers Put To Work By South's Cold Front

It's cold! In the southern U.S., people face challenges from frozen pipes to chilly race horses.

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