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New York City Ends 30 Year Experiment With 'Don't Honk' Signs

By the end of the year, New York City will remove all of the "Don't Honk" signs from city streets. Transportation officials say the signs are contributing to visual clutter. But critics say the city is tacitly admitting defeat in the war on noise.
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Cost Of Medical Procedures Varies Widely Across U.S.

Across the country, the price of a gallon of milk from market to market is fairly constant. The same goes for cars and most other consumer products. But what about medical procedures? A team out of the University of Iowa called 120 hospitals across the country to compare the cost of a hip replacement paid out of pocket — and found wild variation in price. Robert Siegel talks with two members of the research team, Peter Cram and Jamie Rosenthal, about their findings.
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Fugitive Ex-LAPD Cop Reportedly Exchanges Gunfire With Officers Near Big Bear

Kirk Siegler talks to Robert Siegel for an update on the search for former Los Angeles Police Department officer Christopher Dorner. While police have followed up on hundreds of potential tips from the public, court documents indicate that Dorner may have had help. Police officers reportedly exchanged gun fire with him near Big Bear Lake, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon.
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Obama's Record On Political Money One Of Ambivalence

Tuesday's State of the Union address marks the third anniversary of President Obama public criticism of the Supreme Court for its Citizens United ruling. It's also just over one year since he reversed course and embraced a superPAC for his own reelection. The Obama record on political money is one of ambivalence and flip-flops.
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The History Lessons Obama Hopes We'll Learn

Presidents use references to great events as a way of acknowledging that what unites Americans is not ethnicity or even language but ideas and a shared past. President Obama cited historical moments in his inaugural; look for similar touchstones at the State of the Union address.
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'The Street Parade Of Life:' Mardi Gras Rolls On Despite Rain Threat

In New Orleans today, one thing was made clear: Revelry doesn't stop for dark clouds. While the crowds were thinner than usual, many thought the weather was perfect for Fat Tuesday.
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Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated

The late civil rights icon's statue will join those in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The dedication is set for Feb. 27.

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