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AirTalk for December 31, 2013

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Goodbye 2013, goodbye tax breaks

Congress is repeating its yearly practice of letting popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, just to resurrect them in time for next year's filing.
The LAPD will begin administering voluntary cheek swabs that detect drug and alcohol levels at their DUI checkpoints on New Year’s Eve.
Daily Antiretroviral Pill Found To Protect Healthy From AIDS Transmission

Pill to prevent HIV hasn’t caught on yet

After 18 months on the market, a pill called Truvada that has been shown to prevent HIV has yet to be embraced by gay men, despite the support of health experts.

What role should the US play in Afghanistan next year?

According to a new, classified report by U.S. intelligence agencies, security conditions in Afghanistan will likely worsen regardless of the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

Police fatalities by firearms at lowest level since 1887

U.S. Law enforcement fatalities in 2013 dropped to their lowest level in six decades, and the number of officers killed in firearm-related deaths this year was the lowest in more than a century.

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