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Push To End Teens' Distracted Driving Targets Parents, Peers

Preliminary data show an increase in highway deaths among 16- and 17-year-olds last year. In response, the government is preaching a message of "don't text and drive" and has urged students to produce their own public service ads. Officials say parental involvement may be even more important.

Census: Black Voting Rate Topped Rate For Whites In 2012

New details from a Census survey shows just how much more diverse the American electorate is becoming, with political implications still to come.

Fitzgerald Might Disagree With His 'No Second Acts' Line

Audie Cornish talks to Kirk Curnutt, vice president of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, about the often misused and misquoted line, "there are no second acts in American lives." A whole generation of American politicians has fallen from grace, only to rise again and disprove the line — Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, Eliot Spitzer and now South Carolina governor turned congressman, Mark Sanford.

Iowa's Open Senate Seat And Rumbles About 2016

Iowa is home of the first electoral test for anyone seeking the White House. As 2016 contenders begin to test the waters, NPR Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks with Iowa Democratic Party chair Tyler Olson and Iowa Republican Party chair A.J. Spiker about the election ahead.

Nearly Three Years After Dodd-Frank, Reforms Happen Slowly

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a sweeping legislative package designed to prevent another financial collapse. Journalist Gary Rivlin says passing the bill was just a first step in a long road to real reform, and the financial system is as vulnerable to disaster it was in 2008.