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Obama Honors Veterans And Promises Continued Support

President Obama's reached out to veterans Monday in a number of ways to mark the Veteran's Day holiday.
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'Honor Flights' Race To Bring WWII Vets To D.C. Memorial

More than 16 million American's fought in World War II. There's only about a million of them who are still alive and they're all older than 80. Hundreds are dying each day. A non-profit group has made it their mission to honor these remaining veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II memorial. The trip isn't something many veterans at this age can do — or afford — on their own. Since the first "Honor Flight" in 2005, groups in almost every state have followed suit and more than 100,000 vets have taken the journey.
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Share And Share Alike: A Time Of Collaborative Consumption

From renting lightly used gowns to assembling Ikea furniture, things or tasks can now easily be rented or outsourced. Fast Company writer Danielle Sacks discusses the implications of the sharing economy and where it goes from here.
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In California, A High School That Cheers A-R-A-B-S

For decades, Coachella Valley High's mascot has been the Arab, a menacing-looking man with a hooked nose and a head wrap. School pep teams even lead belly dances during halftime shows. But last week, the mascot became national news when the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee took issue with the depiction.
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It's A New Orleans Mantra, But Using 'Who Dat' May Cost You

Residents say the phrase "Who Dat" is part and parcel of New Orleans culture. The chant opens Saints football games, and "Who Dat" can now be found on T-shirts and storefronts throughout the city. But a Texas company says it owns the ubiquitous phrase — and recently filed a lawsuit to stake its claim.
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Thanking Veterans And Remembering Their Sacrifices

Americans are marking Veterans Day in a variety of ways Monday, from public ceremonies to proud notes on social media and quiet remembrances in homes and offices.
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Police: Indie Musicians Killed By Former Bandmate In NYC

Police say two brothers from the Yellow Dogs, a group that originated in Tehran, Iran, were killed by a musician who had recently been kicked out of the band.
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A Few Places Where Government Tech Procurement Works

HealthCare.gov's troubled rollout highlights a systemic problem — the way governments purchase and plan for tech projects. Even President Obama is now calling for procurement reform. But a handful of places are finding ways to solve the problem.
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In 'Fire And Forget,' Vets-Turned-Writers Tell Their War Stories

Roy Scranton and Jacob Siegel edited and contributed to the collection of short stories by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They tell Fresh Air about how soldiers cope with the fear of death, and why many soldiers feel conflicted about sharing their experience with a larger audience.
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A Week Later, Still Too Close To Call In Virginia

It's about as close as it gets in Virginia's election for attorney general — just 17 votes separate Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain and Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring out of more than 2.2 million cast.

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