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Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Senate committee is looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in light of questions about how it handles automotive recalls, including this year's General Motors recall over faulty ignition switches.

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The Last Word In Business

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Audie Cornish and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Congress Gets Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

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Gaza's Fate Relies On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas, controlling the Gaza Strip, and Fatah in the West Bank. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.

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NFL Players Union Files An Appeal To Ray Rice's Suspension

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Several NFL players are in the news recently for off-field incidents. Audie Cornish talks to George Atallah of the NFL Players Association about crime and punishment in the National Football League.

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Bollywood Star Responds To Sexist Newspaper Report

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone. She audaciously told off "The Times Of India" which published a revealing photo gallery of her captioned "OMG: Deepika Padukone's cleavage show."

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Sen. Kaine's Bill Authorizes Force Against ISIS, Limits Action By U.S. Ground Forces

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, sits on both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He's introducing legislation on Wednesday that would authorize use of military force against ISIS — including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

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Ride Along As N.Y. Teen Drivers To School For The First Time

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's a rite of passage for American teenagers: parents hand over the keys, and newly licensed drivers hit the road. Sarah Rivers is a high school junior, and she enjoys driving herself to school.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.

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United Airlines Offers Buyout Packages To Flight Attendants

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The airline, which has too many flight attendants since its merger with Continental, will offer the early outs in seniority order to those who meet certain service and eligibility

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Is The NFL Too Big To Fail?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The NFL has suffered a number of scandals recently, but the sport has emerged relatively unscathed. Commentator Frank Deford asks if anything could change the way Americans feel about football.

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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught on fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.

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When The Power's Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

With the price of solar panels falling, more municipalities and homeowners are installing them. But having solar panels doesn't mean you won't lose power in a blackout — at least not yet.

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.

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Unregulated Skies: Keeping Watch On America's Vertical Borders

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tens of thousands of private planes fly through U.S. airspace daily. Federal agents at a Southern California air base monitor those flights, looking for drugs or terrorists. Sometimes, they find them.

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How One Poet's 'Genius Grant' Became A Gift To Future Generations

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.

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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money's distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt List

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The change in running back Adrian Peterson's status will require him to stay away from the team while he takes care of legal proceedings regarding child abuse charges.

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Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Authorities there say the lane is supposed to remind people that texting while walking may cause "unnecessary collisions."

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