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Ice And Snow Forced Airlines To Cancel Thousands Of Flights

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The new year got off to a rough start for the airlines. The four largest airlines canceled more than 74,000 flights in January and February. Delta said poor weather cost it $90 million in revenue.

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Morning Edition

Fla. Lawmakers Turn Deaf Ear Toward 'Stand Your Ground' Protesters

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This legislative session in Florida, one of the Republican authors of the "stand your ground" law is teaming with a Democratic leader on a bill to make some significant changes to the law.

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Morning Edition

N.Y. Governor Says College For Inmates Will Pay Off For Taxpayers

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Andrew Cuomo says funding prison college classes will cut recidivism rates. But critics say it's unfair to pay for prisoners' educations while middle-class families struggle with college costs.

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Morning Edition

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Brooklyn waste treatment plant has become an unlikely lab for an ambitious effort to turn millions of tons of food scraps from New York City's apartments and restaurants into renewable energy.

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Seattle Moves To Curb Uber, Other Ride-Share Services

Monday, March 10, 2014

Taxi companies have been vocal opponents of web-based "ride-share" services, which they say have an unfair advantage because they're playing by different rules.

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Colorado Collected $2.1 Million In January Taxes On Recreational Pot

Monday, March 10, 2014

Another $1.4 million in taxes and fees were collected from the sale of medical marijuana. This indicates that about $14 million worth of marijuana was sold during the first month of legalization.

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All Things Considered

After A Marathon Game, Two Hockey Teams Split One Trophy

Monday, March 10, 2014

A high school hockey game in Ohio ended in surprise after seven periods of overtime, when officials called it a tie. Chris Irwin, the athletic director of one of the teams, explains the decision.

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All Things Considered

Freshly Baked Art: Cookies That Are A Feast For The Eyes

Monday, March 10, 2014

For an online community of crafty bakers, a cookie is more than just a crumbly delight. They're taking cookie decorating to new heights of intricacy, from carnival carousels to beach-themed treats.

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All Things Considered

Social Distrust Blooms Among Millennials, But Where Are Its Roots?

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Pew Study finds that the milliennial generation has a low level of social trust. There are several possible causes for this distrust, including a skewed social media culture and a faltering economy.

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Smithsonian Institution Gets A New Director

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cornell University President David Skorton has been named the Smithsonian's next secretary. Skorton, a cardiologist and amateur jazz musician, will be the first physician to lead the nation's attic.

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Family Trust Wins Supreme Court Fight Against Bike Trail

Monday, March 10, 2014

"They want to bring a train through here, that's fine," a Wyoming landowner says. "We never expected and we never agreed to a bicycle trail." His family is fighting a rails-to-trails conversion.

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The Upside Of All This Cold? A Boom In Ice Cider

Monday, March 10, 2014

Canada invented ice cider in the '90s. Now it's becoming trendy and Vermont wants to cash in, too. The frigid winter has been just the stuff to turn the state's frozen apples into tasty dessert wine.

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#NPRWIT Wants Your Ideas

Monday, March 10, 2014

Throughout March, Tell Me More is engaging with women innovators across the globe as they live-tweet a day in their lives on Twitter. Email your thoughts to tellmemore@npr.org or use hashtag #NPRWIT.

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A Beauty Queen Steps Out Of The Closet

Monday, March 10, 2014

Djuan Trent was crowned Miss Kentucky in 2010, and last week she came out as "queer" on her personal blog. Trent talks about being both a beauty queen and a member of the LGBT community.

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Reconsidering Driver's License Suspensions As Punishment

Monday, March 10, 2014

Suspending a driver's license is a common punishment for many offenses, but critics say the practice contributes to the cycle of poverty. The Atlantic Cities reporter Mike Riggs explains.

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Political Rhetoric, From Energizing To Outrageous

Monday, March 10, 2014

The recent Conservative Political Action Conference featured a stream of political zingers. Two former presidential speechwriters weigh in on the rhetoric there and in other political news last week.

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Sandy Hook Killer's Father Wishes His Son Hadn't Been Born

Monday, March 10, 2014

In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school.

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Aaaahh: Thirsty California Enjoys A Drink Of Water

Monday, March 10, 2014

Recent rains have brought wet relief to parched sections of California. The state's drought is far from over — but the fresh water is a welcome sight at reservoirs.

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Morning Edition

Italy's Culture Minister Takes Aim At U.S. Weapons Manufacturer

Monday, March 10, 2014

Armalite is a weapons manufacturer in Illinois, and Dario Franceschini is upset about an image from ArmaLite's "Work of Art" ad campaign. It shows Michelangelo's David cradling an assault rifle.

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Morning Edition

Why Older Adults Have A Hard Time Letting Their Stuff Go

Monday, March 10, 2014

A study finds that people over 50 have difficulty getting rid of unneeded possessions. Some of this is for emotional reasons and some of it for physical ones.

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