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#NotMyAbuela: Hillary Clinton Offends Some Latinos With Blog Post

Building alliances is key in politics. Sometimes it's done well and other times, well, not as much. Take one effort by Hillary Clinton to reach out to Latinos, which some activists call, "Hispandering."
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Low Gas Prices Expected To Continue In 2016

U.S. drivers are becoming accustomed to lower prices at the pump, and sales of bigger cars are rising. But if people start driving more because they can afford it, will it hurt environmental efforts?
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Despite Grim Media Reports, Crime Rates Are Actually Down In The U.S.

Media reports this past year have gestured toward an incoming crime wave. But according to a study from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, crime rates are actually down from last year and half what they were in 1990. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Matthew Friedman, an economist at the Brennan Center and co-author of this report, about why crime is down and why murder rates are slightly up.
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2 Students Hope Their Investment In Arts Education Will Pay Off

Follow your dreams — that's what so many parents tell their kids. But at what cost? We caught up with two students who chose very different paths to study the arts in New York City.
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It's Costing A Lot Of Money To Make Those Toenails Fungus-Free

The health care system could save millions of dollars on treating toenail fungus by cutting out one test, researchers say. But that means that some people might take medication they didn't need.
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Are You A Sucker If You Like Mast Brothers Chocolate?

The Mast Brothers have been called the "celebrity hipster chocolatiers" of Brooklyn. Lately, they've been accused of defrauding their customers. But that depends on how their chocolate tastes to you.
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'Twas The Night Before Christmas, 2016 Presidential Politics Version

In senior Washington editor Ron Elving's re-imagined poem, the clatter is on the news — over polls showing "who's now the greatest."

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Va. Will No Longer Recognize Concealed Carry Handgun Permits From 25 States

Starting in February, visitors from states with less stringent gun-safety laws will need to get a nonresident permit to carry a concealed weapon in Virginia.
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Newspaper Editor Steps Down After Publication's Billionaire Buyer Unmasked

After the Las Vegas Review-Journal was purchased by a mysterious buyer, Editor Mike Hengel oversaw reporting that revealed it was the Adelson family. Then he stunned his newsroom by taking a buyout.
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LISTEN: House Speaker On 'Decentralizing' Power And The Zen Of Sausage-Making

Paul Ryan became the reluctant speaker of the House after John Boehner resigned. Ryan has the unenviable task of trying to unify a fractious party. He sat down with reporters, including NPR.

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