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Complicated Cars Put A Dent In An Old Father-Son Ritual

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

The automobile has long served as a symbol of manhood, with lessons in fixing cars doubling as rites of passage for some boys. But that's changing, now that cars are getting more complex and less important in the lives of many young people.

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Legal, sure — But Polite? Washington Weighs Weed Etiquette

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Now that marijuana is legal, Washington state is hashing out when and where it is okay to light up. Some parents are complaining that public places like parks are filled now with pot smoke.

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Hobby Lobby Ruling May Have Poked A Hole in The 'Corporate Veil'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:17pm

Legal scholars are still sorting out the possible implications of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. While the case dealt directly with birth control coverage and the Affordable Care Act, it could even be cited in future bankruptcy cases.

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A Lost Piece Of Soul History Appears

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

In the early 1960s when soul star Sam Cooke had his own record label, SAR, he recorded songs by his younger brother, L.C. Cooke. Fifty years years, the complete set's finally issued.

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How Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid '70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

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Ukraine Forces Near Rebel City As Russia Escalates Border Exercises

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:13pm

Government troops and separatists have been fighting for months for control of eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian leaders say Russia has been supplying the separatists — a charge Moscow denies.

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Health Law Calls For Automatic Enrollment Of Some Workers

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:56pm

As early as 2015, firms with more than 200 employees may have to automatically enroll their workers in a company health plan. Though workers can opt out, some still find the provision patronizing.

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