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Beyond Portlandia: Subaru Drives For America's Heartland

The Japanese carmaker aims to expand its markets to other states after much success in the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast. "They don't have to be everything to everyone; they have to be something to someone," says Jake Fisher, director of auto testing at Consumer Reports.
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Hemp Gets The Green Light In New Colorado Pot Measure

Colorado's vote to approve recreational use of marijuana also legalized its relative hemp, which is grown for food and other everyday uses, not for its high. Large-scale commercial farmers may be in line to benefit, but growing hemp is still illegal under federal law.
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A Doctor's Kindness Gives Homeless Inventor A Second Chance

After inventor Mike Williams lost his business and his marriage, he ended up homeless. Then he found himself in the hospital after he was attacked and beaten in a California park. Dr. Jong Chen helped Williams back to health and back on his feet. Now they're working together on another invention.
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Gun-Control Advocates Should Listen More, Obama Says

In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting "out of hand make a big mistake." The comments come amid his administration's efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.
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Ending Combat Ban More Change In Thinking Than In Reality

In the wake of the Pentagon lifting a ban on women in combat, host Rachel Martin speaks with Gen. Heidi Brown, who commanded a combat arms brigade in Iraq. Martin also talks to former Army Special Forces medic Greg Jackson, whose unit in Afghanistan was one of the first to work with special teams of female soldiers tasked with reaching out to Afghan women.

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