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Fish Return To A Mining County River

The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.

Obama To Lay Out Economic Vision This Week

President Obama returns to Illinois this week and to the city of Galesburg, site of a pivotal speech he made early in his first presidential campaign. His speech Wednesday will be a set of proposals for strengthening the economy.

Detroit Retirees Wonder How Bankruptcy Will Affect Benefits

A federal bankruptcy court will be the scene for some colossal decisions about the future of Detroit, which filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection last week. One of the issues is whether retirees will see their benefits cut.

Sandwich Monday: Gravy Bread

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a classic Chicago food called Gravy Bread. As hip Chicago insiders, we learned about it yesterday.

Offseason Arrests Raise Questions For NFL

There have been over 40 arrests of players since the NFL regular season ended, most notably Aaron Hernandez's murder charge. Whether a problem exists in pro football is still in question, but the NFL already has programs designed to help athletes with off-the-field issues.

How Americans Get To Work, In 2 Graphs

More than ever, Americans are getting to work by driving alone. Also: The surprising decline in the share of Americans working at home.

Note To Teen Boy With Blowgun: It's Exhale, Not Inhale

Breathing in, not out, has landed several homemade blowgun enthusiasts in the emergency room, a study says. They recovered with no lasting harm. But the report says doctors should be aware of the risks posed by Internet instructions for DIY blowguns.

Some Lawmakers Want To Put Politics Aside

You've heard it before: Republicans and Democrats can't work together. Now more than 70 congressional members from both parties are coming together to change that. Host Michel Martin talks with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), and Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN), about their plan to end the Washington gridlock.

Remembering Helen Thomas: White House Trailblazer

Legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas died this past weekend at the age of 92. Host Michel Martin offers a tribute.

TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think

Every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room after being injured by a television. Flat screen TVs aren't necessarily safer, according to a study. They are heavy and perhaps even more likely to tip over than those old tube monsters. Experts say TVs need to be tethered to a wall.