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Justice Reaches Deal To Allow American, US Airways Merger

The companies expect the merger to be complete next month. Under the settlement, American and US Airways agreed to give up slots at key airports around the country.
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Mexican Officials Say Former Texas Cop Led Kidnap Ring

According to Mexican law enforcement officials, a 32-year-old man who served in the U.S. military and as a police officer in Texas led a 16-member gang that's blamed for several violent crimes. He and other suspected gang members were arrested last month.
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Trans Fat Ban Could Bring Smaller Waistlines ... But At What Cost?

Most people know trans fats aren't good for you, but sometimes the urge to ignore your health wins out. That will all change if the Food and Drug Administration has its way. Host Michel Martin talks to Dr. Leslie Walker, and NPR's food and agriculture correspondent, Dan Charles, about why the FDA recently decided trans fats aren't safe for human consumption.
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Can A Mascot Really Cause Psychological Harm?

The Oneida Nation says the Washington Redskins' name isn't just offensive, but also psychologically harmful to Native Americans. Host Michel Martin sorts through the research with psychologist Michael Friedman, NPR Science Correspondent Shankar Vedantam, and Native American dad Wilson Pipestem.
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Have Bitcoin To Burn? Next Stop Could Be The Farm

There aren't many businesses accepting Bitcoin just yet, so what's bringing together the futuristic currency with the age-old profession of farming? Some say credit card fees play a big role.
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Tuesday Political Mix: Treasury, Tribes, and Christie 2016

The White House girds for a battle over its nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, while President Obama names a new derivatives chief and plans meeting with U.S. tribal chiefs
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Knish Makers To Be Back In Business By Hanukkah

A factory on New York's Long Island produces the Jewish pastry, often stuffed with potatoes. A fire in September disrupted production. Knish fans have been heart broken since.
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Affordable Care Act's Website Reflects Law's Complexity

One reason the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been so rocky is the difficult landscape the health care overhaul is trying to cover. The system was a complicated contraption to begin with, and the hybrid replacement is just as hard to negotiate.
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More Deer Lead To Increased Urban Hunters

It's white tailed deer season for millions of hunters across the country. Most will tromp into fields and forests stalking their prey. But others will set up in cities and suburbs. Urban hunts are spreading across the country as a way to control the animal's booming population. But not everyone's happy having camouflaged hunters perched on tree stands in their neighborhoods.
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Detroit Billionaire Goes On Real Estate Buying Binge

Despite the bankruptcy, parts of downtown Detroit are going gangbusters, and that's in large part because of one guy. Online mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert has bought up 40 buildings and counting. He's filling those buildings — some of which used to be vacant — with new businesses. But some residents are wary of his expanding reach in the city.

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