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Fueled by low gas prices and a stronger economy, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion vehicle miles in 2015. But the additional driving may lead to more pollution and traffic gridlock. Zoran Milich/Getty Images hide caption

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Cheap Gas Means More Driving And Getting Stuck In Traffic

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U.S.-Cuba Officials To Sign Commercial Air Traffic Deal

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More Americans across all ages are opting not to drive. Endai Huedl/Getty Images/fStop hide caption

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Like Millennials, More Older Americans Steering Away From Driving

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Claiming Emotional Trauma, Chicago Officer Countersues Victim's Estate

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces an agreement to build a sixth runway at O'Hare International Airport, flanked by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta (left) and United Airlines President and CEO Oscar Munoz. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Airlines Gradually Resume Flights After Blizzard Hits Mid-Atlantic Region

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Major Snowstorm Shuts Down Transportation Along East Coast

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Mayor Emanuel Tries To Smooth Chicago Crisis; Protesters Insist He Must Go

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Darrell Cannon was tortured into confessing to a crime he didn't commit and was sentenced to life in prison. He was exonerated in 2004 and released from prison in 2007. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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With Chicago Police Investigation, Advocates Ask, What Took So Long?

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Head Of Chicago PD Dismissed Amid Tension Over Black Teenager's Death

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Charging Chicago Officer With Murder Fails To Quell Outrage Over Teen's Death

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Chicago Police Release Video Of Officer Shooting Teen

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