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Is Privacy Over? Tell Us Your Thoughts

Is losing our privacy the cost of living in a modern world? Or can we have both? Let us know on TEDWeekends, a special collaboration with NPR, TED and the Huffington Post.
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Congressman's Exit Closes Book On 'Watergate Babies'

It wasn't just the gargantuan size of the Democratic class of 1974 that made it historic. The members of the class were young, relatively new to public office and remarkably certain they could remake Washington in their own image.
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Brain Surgeon Walks 6 Miles Through Storm To Save Patient

While ice blasted Birmingham, Ala., a doctor at one hospital heard that a patient might die at another without specialized surgery. "It's not going to happen on my shift," he said.
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When Jeremiah Couldn't Take More Bullying, He Took His Life

He was 14 when he killed himself in 2008. A big kid with a learning disability, he had faced years of bullying by his classmates. Just about a month into his first year of high school, Jeremiah had had enough. His father remembers him as a loyal friend, saying, "I'm very proud that he was my son."
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Federal Aviation Administration Grounds Lakemaid Beer

In Wisconsin, Lakemaid Beer tested using drones to deliver beer to anglers in ice shacks on frozen northern lakes. The FAA banned their next test saying it breaks numerous regulations.
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Obama: We've Got To Move Away From 'Train And Pray'

President Obama hosts a gathering of corporate executives at the White House Friday. He'll be encouraging CEOs to offer a second chance to job applicants, especially if they've been out of work for six months or more. Opening doors for the long-term unemployed is one of the ideas the president talked about in his State of the Union speech this week.
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Lawmakers Bet Local Cuisine On Super Bowl Outcome

If Denver wins, the losers from Washington state will send apples, wine and smoked salmon from the Northwest. If Seattle wins, Colorado will send beer, steak and whiskey.
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Rep. Waxman Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Health Laws

California Rep. Henry Waxman, elected in 1974 in Watergate's aftermath, has announced his retirement. The Democrat leaves behind one of the most substantive legislative records in the House's recent history, and was instrumental in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
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Weeks Later, More Questions Than Answers In W.Va. Chemical Spill

It's still unclear what spilled and how much, but state officials say the water supply is safe to use and drink. Other public health experts are skeptical — including a local doctor who says his water still has a chemical, licorice smell.
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Commuting To Distant Oil Fields: Good Money, At A Price

With thousands of oil-related jobs in western North Dakota, some of the region's new workers are putting down roots. But many more commute from states where jobs are hard to come by — and that can mean being separated from spouses and children for weeks at a time.

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