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In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, testifies before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing about defective airbags made by Takata of Japan, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, said it will expand a recall of cars with Takata driver's side air bags to all 50 states. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Takata: Evidence doesn’t support national recall

- Associated Press

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn’t supported by evidence, and the government doesn’t have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.

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Michael Fassbender, left, Lupita Nyong'o, and Chiwetel Ejofor, right, in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Francois Duhamel)

MOVIE REVIEW: '12 Years a Slave'

“12 Years a Slave” is a punishing but essential movie about the power of the individual to persevere in soul-crushing circumstances. It’s also the most compelling, well-wrought and well-acted filmed depiction of American slavery I’ve ever seen.

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.9M cars in U.S. markets

- The Washington Times

Hyundai Motor and its affiliate, Kia Motors, have recalled a combined 1.9 million cars and sport utility vehicles from U.S. markets for a couple of glitches that federal safety officials say could increase the risk for crash.