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Rethinking The 17th Amendment: An Old Idea Gets Fresh Opposition

For more than 100 years, voters have been able to pick U.S. senators themselves. Some conservatives think the country would be better off if state legislators made the choice.
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MLS And Beckham Will Create A New Soccer Team In Miami

England's David Beckham left Major League Soccer after the L.A. Galaxy's 2012 season. His time with the Galaxy reportedly helped him purchase an expansion team at a below-market $25 million.
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An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Many scientists have been trying to create neural implants that will let amputees regain a sense of touch and control. One version has let a Danish man feel the texture of things he's touching. But it's an experimental model that's not yet ready for use outside the laboratory.
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Our Brains Rewrite Our Memories, Putting Present In The Past

Even people with good memories can have a hard time remembering the past accurately. That may be because the brain is constantly editing memories, updating them with current information. This may make good evolutionary sense. But it also means that some of your cherished memories may be wrong.
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Poverty Behind Detroit's High Child Mortality Rate?

The rate of infant and child deaths in Detroit is outpacing other major cities, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin asks Karen Bouffard of The Detroit News why the number is so high. Social worker Paris Rutledge explains the difficulties new parents face.
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By Dropping Cigarettes, CVS Gives Its Reputation A Boost

The drugstore chain says halting the sale of tobacco products could reduce revenue by $2 billion a year. CVS says it's looking for ways to make up for the lost business. But the value of the good public relations from the move could easily surpass the costs.
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Sniper Attack On Calif. Power Station Raises Terrorism Fears

Last April in San Jose, transformers were knocked out at a power station when one or more snipers fired at least 100 rounds into them. Investigators say they don't believe it was an act of terrorism, but other experts disagree.
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Millions Warned To Stay Off Roads As Latest Storm Spreads

If you're in the North and you love winter weather, there's more of it. If you're sick of slipping and sliding, the news isn't so good. In New York state, drivers have been asked to stay off the roads — and will be ticketed if they try to get on Interstate 84.
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Employers Added 175,000 Jobs Last Month, Survey Signals

The ADP National Employment Report shows slow but solid growth. But will Friday's survey from the Labor Department agree? A month ago, the two reports reached very different conclusions about job growth at the end of 2013.
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Reports: 4 Arrests Linked To Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Police in Manhattan are telling New York news outlets that three men and one woman are in custody. It's thought they may have been involved in the distribution of heroin reportedly found in the apartment where the actor died over the weekend.

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