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AirTalk for December 18, 2013

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A competitive annual ranking of American cities finds Austin, Texas to be the most booming city for 2013, thanks to its technology sector.
A dramatic police pursuit last Friday saw LA Sheriffs, California Highway Patrol and LA Police pursue a suspect in a speeding Corvette for nearly an hour.

Should a concealed carry gun permit be valid in every state?

It's become easier to carry a concealed gun in nearly every state in the US, but there's one problem gun owners regularly encounter. A permit filed in one state is typically not valid in another.
Alexander Payne

'Nebraska' director Alexander Payne on the art of human films

The latest film from Alexander Payne is Nebraska, a road trip story depicting family life in America's heartland. His sixth film--named for his home state--certainly isn't the first to dig into dark humor and awkward family dynamics.

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