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Ill. Considers Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

Bipartisan support in the Illinois Senate helped pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. But critics say granting driving rights to people in the country illegally is putting the cart before the horse.
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American Doctor Rescued From Captors In Afghanistan

U.S. forces rescued Dr. Dilip Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was kidnapped Dec. 5 along with two other aid workers outside Kabul. All three worked for Morning Star Development, a Colorado-based nonprofit. His associated were freed Saturday.
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Fiscal Cliff Leaves Accountants Hanging, Too

As Congress and the White House wrestle over a variety of expiring tax breaks due to take effect Jan. 1, accountants and other financial professionals face tough questions from their clients. The pros are also in the dark; the best they can offer is advice on various possible outcomes in the fiscal cliff talks.
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Add This Group To Obama's Winning Coalition: 'Religiously Unaffiliated'

The growing number of voters not aligned with a specific religion helped President Obama overcome deficits with Protestants and Catholics in key swing states. The Pew Research Center calls this group "nones" — agnostics, atheist and those who define themselves simply as "religious" or "spiritual but not religious."
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Not Just Patriotic, U.S. Manufacturing May Be Smart

The incentives are stacking up in favor of making things at home. As General Electric discovered in its Appliance Park in Louisville, Ky., big things can happen when marketers and designers talk to assembly line operators. Collaboration is one piece of how U.S. factories are becoming more efficient — and enticing.
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Hoodie Company Put U.S. Manufacturing In Style

When Bayard Winthrop founded American Giant, he set up manufacturing in San Francisco. The sweatshirt company focuses on the details and skips over the distributors. Winthrop tells host Guy Raz how making the clothing in America actually helps his bottom line.
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Why This Video Makes One Editor Think Clinton Will Run In 2016

A video tribute to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last weekend convinced New Yorker Editor David Remnick that Clinton is planning to run for president — despite all claims to the contrary.
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Next Post-Sandy Challenge: The Sea Of Damaged Cars

Hurricane Sandy wrecked hundreds of thousands of cars along the New York and New Jersey shorelines, and could cost auto insurers around $800 million. That's not the companies' only problem, though; disposing of these water-damaged vehicles isn't so simple.

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