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Five stories that have North Texas talking: a trip to the bar could cost you more in the new year; Nancy Brinker takes a big pay cut; musician Benjamin Curtis has died, and more:

Dallas-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure named a new CEO today. Founder and CEO Nancy Brinker had announced in August she would step aside for a new role with the world's largest breast cancer charity.

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Planned Parenthood of North Texas will hold its annual awards luncheon today (2/16/12) in Dallas. And the minds of many attending likely will be on the organization’s recent controversy involving the Susan G-Komen Center for the Cure.  The situation’s also on the mind of commentator Lee Cullum.