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At GOP Governors Meeting, Immigration Casts A Wide Shadow

November 20, 2014 - 3:12pm

After a successful 2014 election season, the nation's GOP governors gathered to talk about policy issues and bask in their victories. But President Obama's immigration plans dominated the discussion.

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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

November 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year

November 20, 2014 - 2:30pm

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll.

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Alabama Settlement Could Be Model For Handling Poor Defendants In Ferguson, Mo.

November 20, 2014 - 2:18pm

The city of Montgomery, Ala., was sued by a group of people who said they were jailed when they couldn't pay court fines and fees. Now the city has agreed to take steps to help those too poor to pay.

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Debate: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

November 20, 2014 - 1:46pm

Several states allow doctors, in certain circumstances, to help terminally ill people end their lives. The emotionally charged issue is at the center of the latest Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.

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How Well Do Your Apps Protect Your Privacy?

November 20, 2014 - 8:59am

The website PrivacyGrade rates Android apps based on the personal information they collect from you. It's another reminder that your data are constantly on the move, whether you know it or not.

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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

November 20, 2014 - 8:46am

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide vehicle recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

November 20, 2014 - 8:36am

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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A Worry In Theory, Medical Data Privacy Draws A Yawn In Practice

November 20, 2014 - 8:25am

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say their doctors use electronic records. The overwhelming majority of people aren't particularly concerned about the privacy of the information, an NPR poll finds.

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