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Oil Company Looks To Great Lakes As Shipping Demand Booms

North Dakota and western Canada are producing crude oil faster than rail cars and pipelines can take it to refineries. Now, one company wants to ship it by barge across the Great Lakes. That worries environmentalists, who say a 2010 tar sands oil spill near Lake Michigan has yet to be fully cleaned up.
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5 Achievements Of The 113th Congress (So Far)

The 113th Congress has come to be defined more by what it failed to do than what it did. But the two warring parties controlling either end of Capitol Hill managed to accomplish a few things in 2013.
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Stories Merge As 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Plan 'Chick-Phil-A' Day

Last year, conservatives rallied around Chick-fil-A's president. Now, some are doing the same for Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, who was briefly suspended from his show for things he said about homosexuals. And they're planning a similar show of support.
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Judge Rules That NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Lawful

Rejecting a challenge by the ACLU to the program, U.S. District Judge William Pauley said Friday that the collection of data represented "a government counter-punch" against al-Qaida. The ruling comes less than two weeks after another judge said the program violated the Constitution.
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Concussions May Increase Alzheimer's Risk, But Only For Some

Head injuries have long been considered a risk factor for Alzheimer's, but the evidence on that is mixed. A study finds that people who have memory problems decades after a concussion are more likely to have the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's.
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Harlem In Photographs: Troubled Neighborhood To Source Of Pride

Camilo José Vergara says documenting a "world of losing ... a world where things diminish" is "awfully good training for life." His new photo book, Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto, shows the neighborhood's transormation over 40 years.
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2013 A Good Year For Housing And Auto Industries

The economy was still sluggish in 2013, but the housing and auto industries performed well. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR reporter Sonari Glinton, and senior business editor Marilyn Geewax about those booming sectors.
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2013 Was The Year Bills To Criminalize Animal Cruelty Videos Failed

This year, 15 bills in 11 states attempted to make undercover videos on farms illegal. Not a single one passed. Activists say a broad-based coalition that tapped the grass-roots concern for animal welfare helped defeat the measures.
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The Price Is Wrong And You Know It: Do You Buy That Ticket?

Delta Air Lines will honor some incredibly inexpensive tickets it mistakenly sold on Thursday. Some cross-country trips were going for as little as $25. When it's obvious a seller has made a big mistake in your favor, is it OK to buy anyway?
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Power's Still Out For Many Across North And Into Canada

From Michigan to Maine and parts in between, power outages that began before Christmas continue. Storms brought down power lines. More winter weather is forecast for coming days in many of the affected areas.

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