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POLL: Should Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ system be pulled from its vehicles?

With NHTSA investigating crashes (one fatal and involving a truck) that occurred with automaker Tesla's beta 'Autopilot' function enabled, Tesla says it's on balance saving lives with the function, but Consumer Reports said otherwise: 'Too much autonomy too soon.' Weigh in yourself here.

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POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With California moving toward a phased-in $15/hr minimum wage over the next several years, and other states eyeing similar proposals, should the $7.25/hr minimum wage be hiked?

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POLL: Should the U.S. restrict gun purchases to combat ‘soft-target’ terrorism?

UPDATED to fix poll module -- if you voted before Tuesday noon CST, please re-vote: In the wake of the San Bernardino, Calif., killings, President Obama offered some new gun-control measures as a part of the solution to problem of soft-target terror. Should such measures fit into broader strategy or not?

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POLL: Will the recent announcement by the WHO relative to processed meats and cancer change your habits?

Processed meat has joined diesel fuel in the class of substances the World Health Organization has determined are linked to cancer. Will the classification change your eating habits toward other foods?

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Truckers to Fed: Keep interest rates at historically low levels

With the Federal Reserve board of governors contemplating a rise in short-term interest rates, a majority of truckers surveyed in this hot buttons poll favored no change.

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Iran nuclear deal should be DOA, readers say

Eight in 10 readers opposed President Obama’s deal intended to slow Iran’s capability of building a nuclear bomb. The deal reached an approval threshold today in the U.S. Senate.

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POLL: How common are so-called ‘suicide by truck’ events?

Following our recent 'Suicide by truck' package of stories, this poll probes the question of just how common the phenomenon might be -- what's been your knowledge of such events over the years?

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POLL: Should the confederate flag come down from S.C.’s state house monument?

As movement against the presence of the Confederate battle flag on South Carolina's State House grounds grows, what's your take on whether the flag should come down -- or not?

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Hot button: ‘Two-state solution’ in Israel called into question

When Israeli head of state Benjamin Netanyahu in March appeared to walk back support for an independent Palestine, a majority of Overdrive readers expressed views of a piece.

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POLL: Should an independent Palestinian state exist?

Given recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commentary suggesting to some watchers declining support for the goal of an independent Palestinian state, what's your take on such a state?

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