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The Future Of The Bay Bridge

With a nightmarish crash under investigation and summer beach traffic backing up for miles, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is undergoing new scrutiny. Even before a car plunged from the deck into the bay in July, the Maryland Transportation Authority agreed to assess the bridge's life expectancy -- a small step in the decades-old debate over whether to add a third span. Kojo explores how the competing interests of farmers, commuters, vacationers, environmentalists and politicians will factor into the bridge's future.

Surviving After A Car Tumbles Off The Bay Bridge

Spanning The Bay

Explore the far-reaching effects the Chesapeake Bay Bridge has had on everything from commerce to commuting. It helped fuel the growth of the tourism industry, transforming tiny beachside resorts like Ocean City into crowded summertime destinations.

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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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