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Toyota's $1.2B Settlement Puts Criminal Probe To Rest

Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to end a federal criminal probe into a vehicle recall. Federal regulators said five people died in accidents related to unintended acceleration prior to the recall.
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Half Of Americans Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories

Despite evidence to the contrary, many Americans believe cellphones cause cancer and that health officials are covering it up. Discredited theories about vaccines and fluoridation also remain popular.
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Could Our Food Supply Be A Target For Terrorists?

Terrorists haven't hit our food supply – yet. But there are major vulnerabilities, from food processing plants to cattle ranching. U.S. regulators want the industry to start taking the risk seriously.
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When A Family Member Goes Missing, 'Not Knowing' Is Hardest

As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, Kelly Murphy talks about her son who's been missing for 13 years. She's joined by the co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation.
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New Yorker Writer: 'Don't Ban Bossy'

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg made waves with her "Lean In" campaign. Now she wants to ban the word "bossy" to describe girls. But writer Margaret Talbot explains why she wants to keep that word around.
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Plan Bossy Instead Of Ban Bossy?

The "ban bossy" campaign has support of women CEOs and even Beyonce. But critics say it misses the mark. The beauty shop ladies weigh in: Connie Schultz, Keli Goff, Bridget Johnson and Michele Norris.
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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.
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Toyota To Pay $1.2B To End Safety-Related Probe

The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.
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Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to explore how the two countries are linked — and how they are separated.
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To Fill Skills Gap In U.S., Schools Look Abroad

Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.

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