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Tourists And Business Welcome Reopened National Parks

National Parks are reopening after the government shutdown. Many visitors and nearby businesses had been frustrated that Washington's inability to reach a budget deal had also meant the ruin of vacations and the loss of tourism business.
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NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Players' Head Injuries

It's been a week since the documentary League of Denial and the book by the same name revealed how the NFL denied and tried to cover up evidence connecting football and brain damage. As the news about concussions mounts, and the NFL faces the issue, this country's love of football may be challenged.
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4 Things To Know About Cory Booker's Election

With his media savvy and national celebrity, the senator-elect from New Jersey is already a recognizable figure outside his home state.
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How The GOP's Shutdown Over Obamacare Fell Short

A tax on medical devices stays in place, as does financial help for health coverage for staffers in Congress and the executive branch. One putative win doesn't amount to much. Legal language that would require the government to certify it's verifying the income of people getting subsidies is largely redundant.
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Economists Fear 'Flying Blind' Without Government Data

The federal shutdown that ended Thursday left markets, economists and Federal Reserve policymakers with a gap in economic data. Government economists are scrambling to pull together their long-delayed reports on unemployment and other key statistics.
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A Look Back At The Shutdown, In Photos

With the debt crisis averted and the partisan standoff finally at an end, here are some memorable images from the 16-day partial government shutdown.
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U.S. Is The World's Largest Producer Of Natural Gas. Here's What That Means

Natural gas has gotten really cheap in the U.S., but your gas bill isn't much lower than it used to be. Also: New factories, less coal and environmental controversy.
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Tough Love And Lessons From 'American Promise' Film

The black male achievement gap has always been a hot-button topic. But a new film - 13 years in the making - attempts to address that issue by chronicling the experiences of two black boys as they navigate a prestigious private school. Host Michel Martin speaks with filmmakers and parents, Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, and their son Idris Brewster, about the film American Promise.
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Post Shutdown: Americans Reassessing Govt. Role

The end of the government shutdown is dominating conversation in Washington, D.C., but how's it playing out across the country? Host Michel Martin catches up with a group of regional newspaper editors for some perspective: Michael Smolens of U-T San Diego, Dana Coffield of The Denver Post, and Christopher Ave of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Regional Roundtable: News From Outside The Beltway

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with regional newspaper editors on what news is grabbing their readers' attention.

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