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In a world where big problems demand big ideas, today's kind of a big day.

Today, from hundreds of aspiring engineers nationwide, a winner will be crowned in this year's "Future City Competition." Teams have spent months pondering solutions to the challenge of building temporary housing in a crisis - according to Bill Knight of National Engineers Week, people have the same needs whether they've lost their homes in a natural disaster, or in an economic meltdown:

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.
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People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.

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