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Detroit's Big 3 Pledge Millions To Help City Workers' Pensions

Ford, General Motors and Chrysler are offering a multimillion dollar donation toward a deal to ease pension cuts for retirees, and preserve the lucrative collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date

Introducing the humble date to the U.S. over decades in the 20th century required dangerous Middle Eastern adventures, harem pants and a little bit of sex. Hollywood helped with movies like Cleopatra.
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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.
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Project Eavesdrop: An Experiment At Monitoring My Home Office

NPR's Steve Henn, along with two tech experts, allowed Internet traffic through his laptop and cellphone to be monitored. If someone tapped your Internet connection, what would they find out?
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In Booming San Jose, Businesses Settle Into A Minimum Wage Hike

Since an increase in 2013, the minimum wage in San Jose is now one of California's highest. Some businesses have thrived in the past year, but for others, it's a more complicated picture.
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Chicago's Latest Case Of Political Graft Has A Twist

A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.
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White House Hosts Discussion On Role Of Working Fathers

The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.
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State Senator's Resignation Roils Virginia Politics

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's efforts to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have been thrown into further uncertainty by the actions of a single Democratic legislator.
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Supreme Court Rules Against Homeowners In Superfund Case

The justices made it harder for residents in a handful of states to sue companies for contamination that wasn't discovered until long after it took place.
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Supreme Court: At 21, Some Children Must Start Visa Process Over

In an unusual majority, the Supreme Court's liberal and conservative justices have decided that immigrant children who turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is pending must start over.

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