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Florida's Byler Sextuplets Turn Six Years Old

The Byler kids have started kindergarten — each in separate classrooms. Apparently it's been a tough transition. It's the first time the five brothers and one sister have been on their own since they were born.
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It Could Soon Be Drone Hunting Season

Deer Trail, Colo., is considering a plan to issue hunting licenses for people to shoot down drones. It's a protest against federal surveillance. And even though the proposal has not passed, the Denver Post says 983 people applied.
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Millennials Force Car Execs To Rethink Business Plans

There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
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Fed Watches Friday's Jobless Data For Signs To End Stimulus

The jobless rate dipped to 7.3 percent in August as 169,000 jobs were added to public and private payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated. This report has taken on special significance because it could affect the Federal Reserve's plan to begin phasing out its bond-buying program.
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Primary Election For NYC Comptroller Heats Up

When disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer jumped into the race for New York City comptroller, no one seemed more surprised than the other Democrat in the race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. But Stringer didn't back down, and now polls show the primary race is too close to call.
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Rural County Wants To Secede From California

Siskiyou County wants to break free of California and its high taxes. It wants to form its own state. Steve Inskeep talks to Michael Kobseff, a member of the county Board of Supervisors that passed a declaration this week to do just that.
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Secretary Napolitano Finishes Up At Homeland Security

Friday is Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's last day on the job. She is leaving Washington, and will become president of the University of California system at the end of the month.
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Broncos Kick Off NFL Season With One For Record Books

The Denver Broncos celebrated a 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdown passes — the first quarterback to do that since 1969.
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Rates Come Down On Jumbo Mortgage Loans

The interest rate on jumbo mortgages — those that exceed a government-set cap of $417,000 — has fallen below the rate for traditional loans. Mortgage industry observers say it's the first time this has happened.
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Remembering A Boss Who Led A Team To Safety On Sept. 11

Connie Labetti worked on the 99th floor of the South Tower — the second tower to be hit that day. Her boss, Ron Fazio, helped her and others make it out alive.

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