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'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Jacob Lew says the limit on borrowing needs to be raised before the end of the month. Otherwise, he warns, the federal government risks defaulting on its debts — and Lew says that could cause serious damage to the economy.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Report Creates Political Headache For Obama

A new State Department report that concludes the proposed 1,179-mile oil pipeline would not worsen global warming has alarmed environmentalists and increased the volume of Republican calls for its approval.
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U.S. One Step Closer To Future Where Cars Talk To Each Other

The technology, the Department of Transportation says, could mitigate 70 to 80 percent of accidents. The agency is not talking about self-driving cars; instead it's talking about a system that alerts drivers to dangers.
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10 Places Where Health Insurance Costs The Most

Some of the priciest markets for insurance include rural counties in Georgia and the areas around ski resorts in Colorado. While many people in these places will receive government subsidies to help pay for premiums, the portion that they pay will still be higher than what they would have to foot elsewhere.
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Joe Namath's Fur Coat: Nothing New, But It's A Talker

The legendary quarterback showed up for the coin toss at Sunday's Super Bowl in one of his trademark coats. Social media went nuts. Older fans, though, knew that it would have been bigger news if Broadway Joe didn't come wrapped in a fur.
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Yellen Becomes Fed Chair, And Bernanke Heads To Think Tank

Ben Bernanke, who saw the country through a recovery from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, will join Brookings' Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.
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Langston Hughes Poetry Reimagined On Singer Leyla McCalla's New Album

Fans of the Americana group Carolina Chocolate Drops know the power of singer Leyla McCalla. She honed her musical talents growing up in New York City to Haitian-born parents. Host Michel Martin speaks with McCalla about her first solo album, Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes.
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MyRA: Understanding President Obama's Retirement Savings Plan

Almost half of American households live with little to no savings. President Obama has a new plan to fix that — the "myRA" savings account. Host Michel Martin talks about the plan with TIME magazine's Rana Foroohar and NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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Seinfeld, Coca-Cola and Cheerios: Which Super Bowl Ads Scored?

The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Super Bowl, but for some people, the ads stole the show. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR TV critic Eric Deggans to find out which commercials hit the mark, and which fell short.
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VIDEO: Obama And O'Reilly Hit Harder Than Denver And Seattle

The Super Bowl was a super bore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.

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