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Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline was officially put to work Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries. The Obama administration has yet to rule on the project's northern portion.

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Debate: Is The Affordable Care Act Beyond Repair?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Two teams of medical doctors and political columnists face off over the hot-button health care law in the latest Intelligence Squared debate. Is Obamacare fundamentally flawed or poised to transform the health care system for the better?

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Was Wendy Davis Misleading In Her Political Bio?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been called out for embellishing details in her political bio. The beauty shop ladies weigh in on that and other news. Guest host Celeste Headlee hears from Connie Schultz, DeBora Ricks, Bridget Johnson and Nicole Austin-Hillery.

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Latino Immigrants Find A Better Life In U.S., Poll Says

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Many Latino immigrants come to the U.S. in search of a better life — and most of them find one, according to a new poll. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks about the findings with Robert Blendon of the Harvard School of Public Health and Rey Junco of Purdue University.

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8-Year-Old Dies Trying To Save Relatives From Burning Trailer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A local school official said Tyler J. Doohan died a hero. He alerted six people to the fire and died trying to wake up his uncle and grandfather.

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Think You Know Richard Sherman After His 'Rant'? Maybe Not

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks player's post-game interview set off another national discussion about race because of the way many reacted to it with not-so-veiled slurs. He tells CNN that it's those who posted racial comments about him afterward who "showed their true character."

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Winter's Wicked Wallop In 5 Headlines

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The severe storm did just what was expected. It dumped a foot or more of snow on parts of the Northeast. Meanwhile, temperatures plunged again. Reports from across the region tell the story. Meanwhile, much of the West remains warm and way too dry.

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Buying A Detroit House For $500, And Then Explaining Why

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Drew Philip made waves this month by explaining to the Internet why he bought a house in struggling Detroit for $500. In his much-discussed story for Buzzfeed, Philip said that he is part of "another Detroit," one where people are working to help each other and save their city.

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Big Bike-Sharing Supplier's Bankruptcy Doesn't Doom U.S. Programs

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Public Bike System Company is the main supplier for bike-sharing systems around the country, from San Francisco to New York City, and it declared bankruptcy Monday. But experts say this isn't a big bump in the road — and in fact, bike-sharing is here to stay.

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Obama's Marijuana Remarks Light Up Legalization Debate

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Even those who support decriminalizing marijuana were careful not to claim that Obama's remarks had altered the overall political dynamics of the debate.

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Cheese To The Rescue: Surprising Spray Melts Road Ice

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Citing definite gains in cost and efficiency, a Wisconsin county used 38,000 gallons of liquid cheese brine on its icy roads last winter. The homegrown product is a "win-win" for a nearby dairy and the county, a transportation official says.

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Preventive Medical Care Can Come With Unexpected Costs

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies are supposed to be covered under the Affordable Care Act. But some people are finding that they still end up having to pay for anesthesia and other associated services. And not all insurers are covering all forms of birth control.

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Sen. Vitter Will Run For Governor In Louisiana

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Republican senator confirmed the news Tuesday. He survived a 2007 prostitution scandal to easily win re-election to the Senate three years later. If he fails in his bid to become governor, he could still keep his Senate seat and decide later whether to seek re-election to that post in 2016.

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Workers May Be Missing, Or Maybe Just Retiring

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Is the economy strengthening, or is the jobless rate falling only because so many people are dropping out of the workforce? Big policy decisions — on interest rates and unemployment benefits — hinge on the answer.

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'Gut-Wrenching' Chicago Clergy Abuse Documents Go Online

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Church officials have handed over thousands of pages of formerly secret papers to attorneys representing victims. The documents cover 30 of the 65 or so Chicago-area clergy who the church believes abused children in the '70s, '80s and '90s.

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What Is This Bombogenesis And Why Is It Dumping Snow On Us?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The type of storm that's blowing up the East Coast of the U.S. on Tuesday has an explosive-sounding name. Add bombogenesis to the growing list of weather terms we're learning about this winter — a list that also includes polar vortex.

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Two Killed, Others Hurt In Omaha Plant Explosion

Monday, January 20, 2014

Authorities say there have been deaths and a number of injuries at the animal feed processing plant, but haven't given specifics.

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N.J. Lt. Gov. Denies Strong-Arming Mayor Over Sandy Relief Funds

Monday, January 20, 2014

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno calls the accusation by Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer "false" and "illogical." The latest flap comes as Gov. Chris Christie's administration is embroiled in a scandal over the politically motivated closure of bridge lanes.

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U.S. Is Becoming More Diverse, But Is The Online Population?

Monday, January 20, 2014

According to a National Science Foundation study, only five percent of scientists and engineers in the U.S. are African-American. Host Michel Martin speaks with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County about the challenges blacks face in the tech world. They're joined by Silicon Valley techie Ayori Selassie and digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong. This segment originally aired Nov. 27, 2013 on Tell Me More.

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South Texas: The New Hot Spot For Illegal Crossing

Sunday, January 19, 2014

For the third consecutive year, one section of the U.S.-Mexico border had a higher rate of illegal crossing than any other — the Rio Grande Valley. It's the closest crossing for Central Americans fleeing violence at home, but for them, the U.S. crossing is just the last, deadly portion of the trip.

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