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Collisions Involving Cars, People, Trains Are More Common Than You Think

Thursday, February 05, 2015

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According to a nonprofit that focuses on railroad track safety, a person or vehicle is struck by a train in the U.S. every three hours.

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WNYC News

Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes Thursday

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After a train slammed into an SUV on the tracks Tuesday, commuters can expect delays as service returns.

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Morning Edition

Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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Morning Edition

Supporters Say Imprisoned Nun Is Being Held In 'Unfair' Conditions

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.

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New Jersey News

Complete List of All The Famous People Chris Christie Hangs Out With

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Christie hangs out with famous people. All kinds of different famous people. 

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Morning Edition

Gotcha: Satellites Help Strip Seafood Pirates Of Their Booty

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Most of the seafood Americans eat is imported; a lot of that is illegally caught. Now, environmentalists are using satellites to track pirate vessels on the high seas and help crack down on the trade.

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Morning Edition

A Chicago Community Puts Mixed-Income Housing To The Test

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Chicago plans to replace its Lathrop Homes public housing project with a mix of condos and affordable housing. Residents say it doesn't need a revamp — and that the overhaul will displace too many.

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Morning Edition

New Standards For Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After Malaysia Airlines flight 370 vanished over the Indian Ocean, air safety authorities have argued for more frequent contact in order to better locate aircraft in the event of tragedy.

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Hackers Strike Health Insurer Anthem, Inc.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The country's second-biggest health insurer says hackers obtained personal information such as names, birthdates and social security numbers of policyholders. No credit card data was compromised.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Internet Independence, A New Battle, Winning Over The President

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the latest news on net neutrality, we explore a new exhibit on Alexander Graham Bell, and President Obama's former personal assistant drops by.

Specials

Reveal: The Day Care Violations Hidden from Parents

Thursday, February 05, 2015

In this episode of Reveal, learn about the secrecy of daycare records, public health cover-ups, a modern day boiler room scam, and the surrogacy market in Mexico.

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WNYC News

Two Years Later, NJ Homeowners Still Waiting for Sandy Aid

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Groups criticizing the Christie administration are calling for rental aid for displaced homeowners and a moratorium on foreclosures for storm victims whose grant money hasn't arrived.

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Harper Lee's Friend Says Author Is Hard Of Hearing, Sound Of Mind

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

News of a second novel has raised concerns that the To Kill a Mockingbird author is being taken advantage of in her old age. But friend Wayne Flynt says Lee, 88, can "understand what's going on."

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Toll In Taiwan's TransAsia Crash Rises To 25

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TransAsia Flight 235 was carrying 58 people, 31 of them from China, when it crashed into the shallow Keelung River in Taipei shortly after takeoff on Wednesday.

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NBC's Brian Williams Admits His Helicopter Took No Fire In Iraq

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The NBC Nightly News anchor and his network have for years claimed he was aboard the chopper that was hit and forced down by enemy fire in 2003. Williams now says he made a mistake.

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In Detroit, Jeb Bush Makes A Campaign Must-Stop

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

While he hasn't declared his 2016 candidacy yet, the former Florida governor spoke Wednesday at a preferred venue for presidential candidates.

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All Things Considered

FCC Proposal Would Regulate Internet Like A Public Utility

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Supporters of the move say it's the best way to guarantee so-called net neutrality. Opponents believe meddlesome regulators will impose intrusive new rules on Internet service.

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Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Researchers say they've discovered a way to jump-start fat burning by switching on the digestion process without the presence of food. So far, it has only been tested in mice.

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All Things Considered

Pediatricians Pressured To Drop Parents Who Won't Vaccinate

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The pressure, doctors say, is mostly coming from other parents who don't want their infants exposed to measles, whooping cough or other serious illness in the pediatric waiting room.

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All Things Considered

CDC Director: 'Unfortunately, I'm Not Surprised' By Measles' Rise

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the current measles outbreak in the U.S. and the government's response.

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