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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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How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

By example and personal wealth, Bloomberg has changed not just city management in New York but also the way mayors all over the country approach their jobs. He steps down Jan. 1.
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Cops Hand Out Lottery Tickets Along with Citations

Along with the usual traffic citations, police in Melbourne, Fla., gave out scratch-off lottery tickets. The cops themselves paid for them — in the spirit of the season, they said. No word of any big winners, just yet.
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Deer Wanders Into Pa. Sporting Goods Store

After making its way into Dick's Sporting Goods in Spring Township, Pa., the hapless creature promptly slipped on the floor.
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Looking Back On A Roller Coaster Year For The GOP

It's been a long year since Republicans vowed to rebrand their party as friendlier to women, minorities and younger voters. Even if its longer term problems remain, the party finds itself in surprisingly good shape going into the 2014 midterms.

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