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Many Americans Will Be Giving Thanks For Lower Prices

Travelers will find gasoline prices are down considerably from last Thanksgiving. But consumer confidence is slumping too. So AAA, the auto club, says it expects to see a dip in holiday travel, compared with 2012.
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GOP Skeptical Of Iran Deal

Some Republicans said the agreement to curtail Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing some sanctions goes too easy on Iran. NPR's White House correspondent Scott Horsley talks to host Rachel Martin about the politics surrounding the deal.
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More Kids Roll In Style In Tricked-Out Giant Wagons

A new trend has parents passing up traditional strollers in favor of big, sturdy wagons complete with canopies, coolers, storage space and other creature comforts.
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Colorado Ads Use Sex And Alcohol To Sell Health Insurance

Young healthy people are critical to making the new insurance marketplaces work. A Colorado advertising campaign pushes the boundaries of taste as it tries to persuade young people to click on a link for the decidedly unsexy topic of health insurance.
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Deal Reached To Limit Iran's Nuclear Program

President Obama called the breakthrough "the most significant and tangible progress" with Iran since he took office. The preliminary agreement between Iran and six world powers provides some sanction relief in exchange for Iran rolling back parts of its nuclear program.
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What Have Mortgage Settlements Done For Homeowners Lately?

This week, the Justice Department signed a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase over the bank's mortgage practices. But it's not the first multibillion-dollar deal. Five banks, including JPMorgan, reached an agreement in 2012. Not all of the results are in, but there are some lessons learned — and lingering concerns.
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In Afghanistan, Tribal Elders Get A Say In Security Pact With U.S.

In Afghanistan, a grand assembly of some 2,500 tribal elders, politicians and civil society elites are meeting to decide whether to approve a security agreement with the United States. Approval by the grand assembly, called a loya jirga, would be in addition to the OK of the Afghan government. But as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has noted, the agreement can't go forward without the backing of the Afghan people. The security agreement would allow as many as 9,000 U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after the current NATO mission ends next year. Those troops would continue to train Afghan forces, but also conduct limited counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida fighters.
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Building Eco-Friendly Instruments, Paths For Women In Tech

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells host Arun Rath about a female tech entrepreneur aiming to attract more women of color to the field and a company taking an eco-friendly approach to crafting ukuleles. Watson also remembers the most magical hotel he's ever stayed in.
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Examining The 'Red Flags' In A Massachusetts Crime Lab Scandal

A former Massachusetts chemist is now behind bars because of sloppy drug testing that went on for years, compromising up to 190,000 criminal cases and costing the state millions of dollars. The scandal raises questions of accountability in forensic labs around the country.
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Electric Bus Fleet Brings Chinese Manufacturing To America

The Shenzhen-based company BYD started producing cellphone batteries and then moved to electric cars. Now, it's rolling out a fleet of electric buses in the U.S., a first for a Chinese auto manufacturer.

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