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Storm Pummels Nation's Midsection As It Heads East

Bad weather was making its way across the eastern part of the U.S. on a busy post-Christmas travel day. Hundreds of flights were canceled and roads were treacherous in many East Coast and Midwestern states.
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Labor Force Participation At Lowest Point In 3 Decades

The improvement in the unemployment rate in the last year belies the fact that the rate would be so much higher if the number of people in the labor force didn't shrink.
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Wedge Divides Old Guard And New At Tea Party Group

FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that coordinates Tea Party activists nationwide, underwent a dramatic leadership battle behind the scenes just ahead of November's election. Robert Siegel talks with David Corn, who wrote about the feud for Mother Jones.
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Airlines Fear Pilot Shortage Amid New Federal Safety Rules

A new federal regulation will require commercial pilots to get roughly triple the number of flight training hours many airlines require today before they can be hired. Some airlines — especially the smaller ones — worry this will result in a pilot deficit.
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Minorities May Spurn The GOP, But The Party Welcomes Them

The House Democratic caucus will include a record number of women and minorities next year. But when it comes to top statewide offices, minorities do better running as Republicans.

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