Volkswagen board members Wolfgang Porsche (from left), Berthold Huber and Stephan Weil attend a news conference to announce Martin Winterkorn's decision to resign as Volkswagen CEO last month in Wolfsburg, Germany. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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What VW Needs To Do To Survive Its Biggest Scandal

After revelations that it cheated emissions tests, Volkswagen is vowing to win back the public's trust. But, experts say, it will take a long time. First, the automaker needs to let the crisis play out.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams talk back in July. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Amid Continued Negotiations, UAW Gives Fiat Chrysler A Strike Notice

If the United Automobile Workers union does strike, it would be the first against a Detroit automaker in eight years. Workers previously rejected a deal presented by union leadership and management.

Menelio Briones, 32, along with his wife Marinelis Sabillón, 33, and their five children arrive at the El Edén center in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. They were attempting to reach the U.S., but were picked up in Mexico and deported. Patrick Farrell/Miami Herald staff hide caption

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For Many Central American Migrants, The U.S. Border Is Now Beyond Reach

The wave of migrants trying to reach the U.S. hasn't stopped. But in a major change, Mexico is rounding them up and sending them home before they reach the U.S. border.

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Vice President Joe Biden is still contemplating getting into the presidential race, but he's getting a nudge with an ad from a group supporting him. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

'Draft Biden' Group Launches Emotional Ad Urging VP To Run

Vice President Joe Biden is still weighing whether to run for president. But a superPAC is upping the ante with a TV ad set to run around the time of the first Democratic debate Tuesday.

Checker Brittney Bounds bags groceries Tuesday in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed an equal pay measure that lets female employees challenge pay discrimination based on the wages a company pays to male employees who do similar work. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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California Governor Signs Legislation Targeting Wage Gap

The law gives women new tools and protections if they believe they're being paid unfairly because of gender.

In Boston, Edmund Hassan, a deputy superintendent of emergency medical services, and his colleagues regularly revive people who have overdosed on opioids. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Reversing Opioid Overdoses Saves Lives But Isn't A Cure-All

Having police, school nurses, drug users and family equipped with kits to reverse an overdose saves lives, doctors say. But reversing addiction requires follow-up care that many users aren't getting.

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Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

One-third of women who froze ovarian tissue before undergoing cancer treatment and later had it transplanted back ended up having babies, according to a study of women in Denmark.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, center, participates in a panel discussion in March. His agency is considering banning financial companies from routinely requiring consumers to sign away the right to sue. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class-Action Lawsuits

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.

Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams speaks during the memorial service for the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, who succeeded her as leader of the NAACP, on Tuesday at the Lincoln Theater in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate

Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late NAACP chairman at a memorial service Tuesday. Bond died in August after a brief illness.

The debate about sustainable diets has focused on meat production, which requires lots of land and water to grow grain to feed livestock. It also contributes to methane emissions. But the cabinet secretaries with final authority say the 2015 dietary guidelines won't include sustainability goals. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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New Dietary Guidelines Will Not Include Sustainability Goal

A government-appointed panel wanted the federal government's 2015 nutrition advice to consider a food's environmental impact. But the Cabinet secretaries with final authority say it won't happen.

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