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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Safety Issues

Honda has agreed to pay a $70 million fine for failing to report more than 1,700 death and injury claims in the largest penalty levied against a carmaker by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Honda's violations were first disclosed last year during investigations into defective Takata airbags in Hondas and other vehicles. NHTSA did not specify the exact nature of what Honda failed to report. Honda blamed the matter of "inadvertent data entry or computer programming errors."
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Congress Renews Post-Terrorist Attack Insurance Payments

Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.
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Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Saw Second Ray Rice Video

An independent investigation found no evidence the NFL saw a second video that showed a detailed assault by running back Ray Rice of his then fiance.
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How The Skin Disease Psoriasis Costs Us Billions

People with the autoimmune disease psoriasis can need a lot of medical care and can miss a lot of work. A review adds up the big-dollar cost of a disease that often flies under the radar.
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Pentagon's Money-Saver: U.S. Troops To Leave 15 European Sites

The Department of Defense says it will pull out of bases in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
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Investigation Finds No Evidence NFL Received Ray Rice Elevator Video

But the inquiry by former FBI Director Robert Mueller also says the league should have more thoroughly investigated the assault by the Baltimore Ravens star of his then-fiancee.
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After Leelah Alcorn's Suicide, Trans Youth Fight Broader Bias

The media response to Leelah Alcorn's suicide has prompted young transgender people — especially people of color — to demand greater awareness about the discrimination they face every day.
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Texas Abortion Case May Hinge On Definition of 'Undue Burden'

A federal appeals court this week is once again weighing whether Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are too onerous for women who seek the procedure. How far is too far to drive?
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Sen. Barbara Boxer Won't Seek 5th Term In Senate

The California Democrat's announcement ends speculation about her political future. Boxer, 74, had been a favorite to retain her seat; she said she would work to ensure it remains with her party.
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Fired United Attendants Fight Back Over 'Menacing' Graffiti Episode

The airline's former employees are filing a federal whistleblower complaint over their termination for refusing to fly after discovering what they said was threatening graffiti on an aircraft.

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