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Long Island Man Legally Changes His Name To Santa Claus

Whatever benefits he may get with the name change, it did not free him from his civic duty. Santa Claus was summoned to court for jury duty.
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In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But there are places that can baffle your high-tech gadgets. In Maine, weekend explorers might want to take along a map in addition to their GPS unit.
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Syria Resolution Could Be A Hard Sell On Capitol Hill

A day after President Obama announced he'll wait for congressional authorization before launching strikes on Syria; members of Congress attended a classified briefing at the Capitol. Even though there's still one week left of summer recess, dozens of lawmakers flew to Washington, D.C. from their home districts just for the meeting.
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Cincinnati's Airport: Best In The U.S.?

A survey of international travelers found that no U.S. airports rank near the top of the list. The best the U.S. could do was Cincinnati's ranking at No. 30. So what makes a good airport, anyway?
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Trucker Shortage Worsens As Energy Sector Booms

With the oil and gas sectors booming, the need for truckers is growing. But the ranks of well-trained drivers are shrinking, especially as baby boomers hit retirement age. And competition for drivers has become fierce, with the annual turnover rate nearing 100 percent.
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Wendy Williams Dishes Her Own Dirt

Television talk show host Wendy Williams is known for pushing the envelope and dishing the dirt on celebrities. But her rise to fame wasn't always glamorous. Host Michel Martin speaks with Williams about her career, her battle with addiction, and her latest book Ask Wendy. This segment initially aired May 6, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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'Separate And Unequal': Racial Divides In Higher Ed

A recent report suggests that more white students are heading to top tier colleges, while their black and Hispanic counterparts are turning to low tuition, open-access institutions. Host Michel Martin speaks with Georgetown's Anthony Carnevale, about what the numbers mean. This segment initially aired July 31, 2013 on Tell Me More.
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When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In

Burnout, often a result of stress in an increasingly demanding workplace, can weigh on employees' mental and physical well-being. The federal workforce is seeing a particularly high rate of turnover, causing agencies to lose its most experienced leaders and staff with the most potential.
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Cowboy Church: With Rodeo Arena, They 'Do Church Different'

A new Christian movement is growing in the American South and Southwest. "Cowboy church" pastors say their simple services, Western decor and adjacent rodeo arenas are bringing in worshipers who thought they didn't like church.
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'Cold Justice' Is Coming To A Small Town (And TV) Near You

On TNT's new reality show, Cold Justice, a former prosecutor and a former crime scene investigator travel around rural America digging into unsolved, sometimes forgotten, murder cases.

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