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Budget Bill Proves Perfect Flashpoint For Debate Among Democrats

Did the nail biter of a vote on the government funding bill expose rifts in the Democratic party that will cause the White House headaches next year?
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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.
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NOAA Team Finds Shipwreck Of The 'Titanic Of The Golden Gate'

In 1901, the SS City of Rio de Janeiro went down in thick fog at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, killing 128 people — most of them immigrants from China and Japan.
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Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App

The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.
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Florida Tomato Pickers' Wins Could Extend To Dairy, Berry Workers

In the last four years, 30,000 tomato pickers covered by a "fair food" program got a 50-to-70 percent pay raise. Advocates are now working with retailers and other industries to duplicate the model.
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Bill Cosby's Latest Accuser: Supermodel Beverly Johnson

She says the comedy legend drugged her in the 1980s. Her story is similar to accusations made by more than 20 other women, some of whom say the comedy legend also raped them.
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Wealth Gap Between Races Widened During Recession, Study Says

According to the Pew Research Center, white, black and Hispanic households all lost wealth during the recession, but nonwhites saw the disappearance of a much greater percentage of their net worth.
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Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.
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Big Drop In Students Being Held Back, But Why?

The number of students being held back has been cut nearly in half, and researchers have no idea why.
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Chicago's Orphaned Otter 'Pup 681' Gets A Real Name

The southern sea pup now known as Luna was found on a beach in California in October. She was transferred to the Shedd Aquarium, where a naming contest was held this month.

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