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Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains

One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass-roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic with community-based riding.

The Latest From The New York Train Derailment

A Metro-North train derailed this morning in the Bronx, killing four and injuring dozens of others. Arun Rath talks with NPR's Jim Zarroli about the crash and further developments.

'Threshold Choir' Sings To Comfort The Terminally Ill

Kate Munger founded the a capella group Threshold Choir to provide comfort to the sick and dying. Host Arun Rath talks with Munger about the choir's somewhat morbid services.

Hill After Hill, Hundreds Crank Away In Pittsburgh Bike Race

The weekend after Thanksgiving, a 30-year Pittsburgh tradition gets underway — the annual Dirty Dozen bike race. It's when some of the city's toughest residents tackle its steepest hills.

The Key Test For Is The Part You Can't See

The part of that consumers see is working more smoothly, but it's unclear how well the invisible back end is working.

Action Movie Star Paul Walker Dies In Crash

Actor Paul Walker, famous for his role in the Fast and Furious films has died. The 40-year-old actor died Saturday in a fiery car crash in North Los Angeles.

5 Most Memorable Political Ads Of 2013

It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.

Finding Stories Of Life Among The Tombstones

Woodland is a mostly-hidden, wonderfully wooded hilltop cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The humorist Erma Bombeck is buried there, as are the famous Wright brothers, their sister and father. We take a walk through Woodland for Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It."

Saving The Native Prairie — One Black-Footed Ferret At A Time

Biologists armed with truck-mounted spotlights, flea spray, and anti-plague vaccine roam the South Dakota grasslands each night, five months a year, as part of a 30-year rescue mission.

'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.