As Austin bars open again, owners try to balance revenue and safety

May 29, 2020
Texas saloons and bars have lost at least $600 million since the pandemic forced them to shut down.
People listen to live music at the reopened Blind Pig Pub in Austin, Texas, on May 22.
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Is there any data that says secondhand car seats aren't safe?

Nov 14, 2019
Manufacturers and retailers suggest car seats expire every six years or so. But what if that's not true?
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NYC traffic fatalities fall to an all-time low

Jan 2, 2019
The city's Vision Zero program has cut road deaths by a third over five years
Traffic moves across the Brooklyn Bridge, Aug. 2, 2018 in New York City. 
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Ralph Nader wants you to wear a seat belt

Sep 28, 2018
...because he fought the auto industry for increased safety. And won.
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Would arming school officials be effective during a mass shooting?

Feb 23, 2018
Amanda Ripley is the author of "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why?"
Tyra Heman (R) a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is hugged by Rachael Buto in front of the school where 17 people that were killed during a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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New device detects texting while driving, but is it legal?

Oct 16, 2017
The Textalyzer, a tablet about the size of an iPad which police can plug into a driver’s phone, can scan a phone’s system logs, and pulls up a list of activity.
A driver uses a phone while behind the wheel of a car in New York City.
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Why aren't railroad crossings on your map app?

Feb 6, 2017
About 200 people are killed at track crossings each year.
Many signs indicate the danger at the site of a deadly 2015 accident in Oxnard, California, where a truck driver turned his vehicle onto railroad tracks.
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Bay Area fire highlights region's housing issues

Dec 5, 2016
Thirty-six people have died in a warehouse fire in Oakland. Authorities say the death toll could rise significantly.
A fireman walks by the fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland where at least 36 people have died.
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Will Orlando change security where we work and play?

Jun 13, 2016
U.S. private sector security spending is already around $400 billion a year.