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In Cell Era, Timepieces Are Fashion Trend To Watch

With cellphones nearly ubiquitous, fewer people are relying on watches to tell time. But some retailers are doing brisk business marketing watches as fashion statements, or by appealing to shoppers' sense of novelty or nostalgia.
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How New Immigration Laws Are Changing States

Since Arizona passed SB 1070 in 2010, five other states signed similar legislation into law: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Utah and Indiana. Some of those laws are on hold pending court rulings, but lawmakers in say they've already seen successes, as well as unforeseen consequences.
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Romney Pulls Jimmy Carter Into His Bin Laden Fight With Obama

Talking to reporters Monday in New Hampshire, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, summoned Jimmy Carter's name in defending himself against Democratic attempts to raise doubts about whether Romney, like President Obama, would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
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Crash That Killed Seven Was Along 'Cursed' Stretch Of Bronx River Parkway

Sunday's tragedy took the lives of seven people, all from one family. In 2006, six people were killed near the same spot. Last June, another went airborne there — but both people inside survived. Authorities are investigating.
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Energy Transfer Partners To Buy Sunoco For $5.3B

The acquisition would give Energy Transfer the capability to transport crude and other liquid hydrocarbons that are being produced in greater quantities thanks to the boom in shale drilling.
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Twitter: From Infancy To Political Powerhouse

Five years ago, Twitter was hardly a blip on the political radar. Now, it's a social media giant. President Obama recently urged college student to take to Twitter and pressure their representatives on student loan interest rates. Host Michel Martin discusses the role of Twitter in politics with NPR's Don Gonyea and SocialFlow's Frank Speiser.
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Political Chat: What A Difference 5 Years Makes

Host Michel Martin marks Tell Me More's 5th anniversary on NPR's airwaves by speaking with political strategists Donna Brazile and Ron Christie. They discuss the past five and next five years in politics. They examine the dividing lines of race, gender, and party, and what they mean for our political future.
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Identity Crisis: Your Name Is Famous But You Aren't

Average people who have the same names as celebrities will tell you they put up with a lifetime of lame jokes. Sharing names with people known for less glamorous pursuits, such as porn stars and killers, can cause real problems.

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