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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.

NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions

The moves come as part of the network's effort to eliminate budget deficits. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will remain with NPR.

Wave This Scanner Over Your Plate, Get A Nutritional Analysis

Renee Montagne reports on a tiny hand-held device that you wave over your food and find out the chemical components and calories.

G.M. Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles Over Four Different Issues

The American auto company has faced intense criticism over its failure to recall more than 2 million vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to at least a dozen deaths.

Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.

In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

Citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping operations, China says the U.S. has double standards on cybersecurity. The angry response came a day after the U.S. accused five Chinese officials of hacking.
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Businesses, Developers See Light At End Of Silver Line's Tunnel

Metro is poised to take over the Silver Line on May 27, which has anxious business owners and developers along the new line anticipating the start of passenger service.


Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the United States back before the Civil War. But an NPR state-by-state survey found that people still get sent to jail for unpaid court fines and fees.

St. Louis Holds Competition To Attract Startups

The competition, called the Arch Grants, gives $50,000 to 20 young businesses. In exchange for the money, the winners will have to move their businesses to St. Louis.

Think Twice Before Getting A Corporate Logo Tattoo

A medical director for a tattoo removal clinic says, "If you're not 100 percent, unequivocally attached to a brand or concept, then you really shouldn't get it tattooed on your body."